British doubles ace Tara Moore receives provisional doping ban

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British WTA doubles No.1 Tara Moore has been provisionally suspended due to the presence of a prohibited substance found in her sample taken in Colombia in April.

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The International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) has announced that Moore’s A sample provided at April’s WTA 250 Copa Colsanitas tournament, where she reached the doubles final, contained Nandrolone metabolites and Boldenone and its metabolite, which are prohibited substances listed in the 2022 World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.

The 83rd-ranked doubles player can now request the analysis of her B sample, to check whether the results are consistent with the A sample. In the meantime, she is ineligible to compete.

“I have never knowingly taken a banned substance in my career,” the 29-year-old Moore wrote on Twitter. “I am investigating how the positive result could have occurred and look forward to proving that I am a clean athlete.”

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