Two-time Grand Slam champion Simona Halep has asked the Court of Arbitration for Sport to overturn the four-year ban she received for doping violations. The court said Tuesday it has registered Halep’s appeal of the International Tennis Integrity Agency’s decision in September.
The ITIA determined that Halep “committed intentional anti-doping rule violations” after failing a drug test at the 2022 US Open and for inconsistencies in her Athlete Biological Passport. Also read: Rafael Nadal Announces Comeback at Australian Open 2024
Halep, 32, had blamed contaminated nutritional supplements and said she would “do everything in my power to clear my name of these false allegations and return to the court.”
In 2017, Halep topped the WTA rankings. She won Wimbledon in 2019, defeating Serena Williams in the final, a year after winning the French Open. Also read: Who is Arantxa Rus Boyfriend? Know all about her Relationship Status
The appeal will be decided by a panel of arbitrators, according to CAS. According to the court, there is no deadline for a ruling. When her ban expires in early October 2026, Halep will be 35 years old.