News Serena Williams Claims That Too Many Anti-Doping Tests Proves Discrimination

"Discrimination? I think so", the U.S. tennis star wrote, before adding: "At least I'll be keeping the sport clean". If they're testing her more than anyone else, it's a reason for that. She concluded with the silver lining that "at least I'll be keeping the sport clean".

Williams, who has only recently started competing regularly again following the birth of her daughter Olympia in September, tweeted: "And it's that time of the day to get "randomly" drug tested and only test Serena". In a Tuesday night tweet, she wrote that "it's been proven I'm the one getting tested the most".

Williams claimed a doping control officer showed up to her Florida home 12 hours before a scheduled appointment in June.

The USADA database was last updated July 20, but it says that Williams has been tested five times in 2018 (which is already known from a Deadspin piece report between the French Open and Wimbledon about a freakish encounter between Williams and a USADA agent, in which the agent waited for Williams in her home before Williams refused to submit to the test).


In a series of tweets she posted on Wednesday, the 23-time Grand Slam victor spoke of how she, unlike other players, was repeatedly summoned to come and appear a drug test. "I'm excited" she added. This would mark the sixth time that Williams has been tested this year.

"Tennis has given me so much".

The agency says it uses a variety of factors to decide when, where and how often to test athletes. I feel like equality, that's all I've been preaching. She spoke out at Wimbledon about the number of times she was asked to give a drug test sample. The 23-time Grand Slam champ just recently mentioned it during a press conference at Wimbledon. "Just due to the numbers, it looks like I'm being pushed out". When she wasn't there, it was designated a missed test, according to Williams.

Williams lost the Wimbledon final to German Angelique Kerber and will play in August's Rogers Cup in Toronto, Canada, as part of her preparation for the US Open.


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