‘Don’t Spread Fake B*s*t’ – US star Madison Keys hits out at reporter over Tennis Body’s latest drug test decision

The American contingent was in full swing at Wimbledon this year. With four Americans advancing to the fourth round of the men’s draw, with a big name absent from the women’s division. Madison Keys, ranked 24th in the world, has withdrawn from Wimbledon due to an abdominal injury.

In sport today, doping testing has become an important part of sport. Athletes are tested throughout the year, providing samples during the tour. Recently, Keys was quick to ignore some misconceptions about the testing process.


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Madison Keys slams allegations of testing irregularities

The American voiced her opinions on Twitter after a post that the ITF is offering players the option to choose a time and date to schedule their tests. However, Keys was quick to refute this allegation saying, “They use ‘reserved’ blood passport samples as a reference to test future samples.

“I was woken up at 6:30am literally 3 days ago for an unscheduled doping test. Don’t spread fake b***sh*t” she added. Her WTA teammate Andrea Petkovic supported the words of her rival, explaining the process that is taking place. She even claimed that the process was “dangerously distorted”, pointing out that unscheduled tests are carried out at all times during the season.


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Will Keys get back to her best form?

After bursting onto the WTA circuit in 2009, the former world No. 7 has disappeared from radar in recent seasons. She reached the final of the US Open in 2017, while making the semi-finals in Melbourne and Paris in his career. The hard-hitting American has beaten some of the biggest names but has struggled lately with injuries.

Sloane Stephens of the United States, left, and Madison Keys of the United States stand at the net for a photo before facing each other in the championship match of the US Open tennis tournament on Saturday, September 9 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) XMIT ORG: USO122

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However, at 27, Keys has plenty of years ahead of her on tour. With the US Open kicking off next month, Keys will be looking to return to her home soil, where she got her best result of her career. But, with fellow Americans Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula rising through the ranks, the running the world number 24 will certainly have her work cut out for her.

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