Dayana Yastremska cleared to return to action after anti-doping tribunal backs her

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Dayana Yastremska's suspension has been lifted - LAPRESSE
Dayana Yastremska's suspension has been lifted - LAPRESSE

Dayana Yastremska’s provisional doping suspension has been lifted with immediate effect as there was no fault or negligence on the Ukrainian’s part, an independent tribunal under the Tennis Anti-Doping Programme said on Tuesday.

Yastremska, 21, was suspended in January after the World Anti-Doping Agency found a banned substance in an out-of-competition urine sample she submitted.

She denied using performance-enhancing drugs and said the positive test was the result of a “contamination event”. Since her provisional suspension, Yastremska filed appeals but had failed at each previous attempt.

The ban meant that the world No 37 was ineligible to play in the Australian Open despite travelling to Melbourne. She also missed the French Open and is not playing at Wimbledon, which starts on Monday.

“I’m glad and relieved to announce that I have been cleared of any wrongdoing,” Yastremska said on Twitter. “I’ve been through a lot during the last six months and it has been difficult to cope with all the negative comments.”

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