Paris - Serena Williams claims she is the victim of "discrimination" by US doping chiefs who are testing her more than other players.
At Wimbledon Williams slammed "shocking" treatment over excessive
targeting from testers in the run-up to the second Grand Slam of the
And in a tweet on Wednesday the 23-time Grand slam winner reignited the discussion.
".....and it’s that time of the day to get "randomly" drug tested and
only test Serena," she posted on her official Twitter page.
"Out of all the players it’s been proven I’m the one getting tested
the most. Discrimination? I think so. At least I’ll be keeping the sport
clean #StayPositive," she wrote.
The 36-year-old battled back from life-saving surgery after giving
birth to get within touching distance of an eighth Wimbledon title.
However, the American suffered a straight sets defeat by Angelique Kerber in the women's final on July 14.
She had arrived at the tournament on the back of a report revealing
her anger about an unannounced test in June where the tester refused to
leave her Florida house.
Williams said at the time she had been tested five times on June, compared to one or none from some of her compatriots.
Athletes returning from a long absence are often the subject of
repeated drug tests, as they are seen as part of a higher-risk category
than athletes in the flow of regular competition.