Tara Moore has vowed to prove she is drug-free following a provisional drugs ban.
Tara Moore was given a provisional suspension after failing a drugs test in April, but she has stated that she is looking forward to “proving that I am a clean athlete.”
Tara Moore, Britain’s No. 1 doubles player, has declared that she will prove herself as a “clean athlete” after failing a drug test and receiving a provisional ban.
Moore provided a sample containing banned substances Nandrolone metabolites and Boldenone at a WTA event in Bogota in April, according to the International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA). Both substances are prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) until 2022.
Her provisional suspension is retroactive to May 27 and disqualifies her from competing in or even attending sanctioned events. Moore, who competed in the French Open, can have her ‘B’ sample tested.
“I have never taken a banned substance knowingly in my career,” the World No. 83 stated. “I’m looking into how the positive result could have happened and looking forward to proving that I’m a clean athlete.” I am devastated by the provisional suspension and hope to return to the court as soon as possible.”
Moore, ranked 390th in singles, reached the final with partner Emina Bektas in Bogota. According to an LTA statement on Moore’s case: “We are aware of the temporary suspension.
Moore and doubles partner Eden Silva were eliminated in the first round of Wimbledon in 2021, her fifth defeat in the first round of the SW19 Grand Slam. On the ITF tour, the tier below the WTA, she has nine singles titles and 17 doubles titles.
The 29-year-old reached World No.145 in singles in 2017, and her best result at a major tournament was a third-round appearance in mixed doubles at the US Open last year. Moore also advanced to the second round of the Wimbledon singles tournament in 2016.