The International Tennis Federation has released a statement that former World No.5 and 2012 French Open finalist Sara Errani has committed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation, and will thus serve a two month suspension that began on August 3.
"At a hearing on 19 July 2017, the Independent Tribunal received evidence and heard legal arguments from both parties, and subsequently issued a reasoned decision on 3 August," the statement reads. "The Independent Tribunal determined that (1) Ms. Errani should serve a period of ineligibility of two months, beginning on 3 August and so ending at midnight on 2 October 2017; and (2) her results between 16 February 2017 (the date of sample collection) and 7 June 2017 (and the date of her next test, which was negative) should be disqualified, with resulting forfeiture of the ranking points and prize money that she won at events during that period."
“We do not tolerate doping in our sport and we will remain vigilant in the efforts to detect and control it," a WTA spokesperson said. "No Player is above the rules and we support the decisions reached by the Tennis Anti-Doping Program.
"Sara Errani has fully cooperated with the procedures of the program and will be allowed to return to play on October 3, 2017.”