Five-time Grand Slam champion Martina Hingis, who retired from professional tennis a few days ago because she did “not want to have a fight with anti-doping authorities” following her positive test for cocaine at this year’s Wimbledon, eventually decided to hire an experienced London-based lawyer to help her in a battle to clear her name.
Anti-doping officials are surprised by Hingis’ decision to disclose the cocaine charge because any athlete charged with a drugs offence is guaranteed anonymity until he or she is found guilty. Therefore, if Hingis hadn’t said it herself, she would have avoided all this fuss.
“The attorney and his experts discovered various inconsistencies with the urine sample that was taken during Wimbledon,” said former world No.1 Hingis.
“He is also convinced that the doping officials mishandled the process and would not be able to prove that the urine that was tested for cocaine actually came from me.” (source: Telegraph)