20-year-old tennis player and 29th in the world Dayana Yastremska, who has been provisionally suspended by the International Federation (ITF) due to a sample of him taken on November 24 in which a metabolic anabolic called mesterolone appears. The player flatly denies that she was doped, at least consciously. “I firmly affirm that I have never used performance-enhancing drugs or prohibited substances”She expresses in a statement she published on her social networks, in which she is always very active.
“I am in awe and in shock, particularly since two weeks before this test I tested negative at the WTA tournament in Linz. After the last event of the year, I stopped training to rest before starting the new season, “explains Yastremska in the letter before giving his version of what could have happened.” Only a very low concentration of the mesterolone metabolite was detected in my urine. Given that low concentration and given my negative result two weeks earlier, I have received scientific advice that the result is consistent with some type of contamination event. Furthermore, I have been informed that this substance is used as a medication for men and that women are warned that its use may have adverse effects. “
Dayana did not appeal the suspension, for now, although she says that she is being advised to see what measures she takes: “Due to the confidentiality of the procedures, please understand that I cannot share more information at this stage. However, I am currently working with my team and you can be sure that I am resolutely determined to do everything possible to clear my name. “