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Bancan
November 1, 2007, 06:58 PM
Martina Hingis has retired from tennis after revealing she tested positive for cocaine at this year's Wimbledon. The Swiss star denied ever taking drugs and said the accusations against her were "horrendous and monstrous".
"I have tested positive, but I have never taken drugs and I feel 100% innocent," said the 27-year-old former world number one in a statement.
"The reason I have come out with this is because I do not want to have a fight with anti-doping authorities."
Hingis, a five-time Grand Slam champion and former Wimbledon winner, lost in the third round at the All England Club to Laura Granville.
She then underwent a routine drugs test, carried out under the auspices of the International Tennis Federation (ITF).
Her statement continued: "When I was informed I had failed my 'A' test following my defeat at Wimbledon I was shocked and appalled.
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"I have no desire to spend the next seven years fighting doping officials. I'm frustrated and angry, and accusations such as these don't provide me with the motivation to continue.
"Because of my age and my health problems, I have also decided to retire from professional tennis."
In a statement, WTA Tour chief executive Larry Scott said his organisation knew nothing about any drugs test failure by Hingis.
"We have not received any official information regarding the positive doping test result referred to by Martina Hingis, and as a result we are not in a position to comment on the matter," he said.



http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/7073033.stm

Nocturnal
November 1, 2007, 07:08 PM
Quote:
"Martina Hingis has retired from tennis after revealing she tested positive for cocaine at this year's Wimbledon."

for cocain?? :-/

ialbd
November 1, 2007, 08:36 PM
haire.... such an unfortunate end to a brilliant career.....

i really want to know what goes on ppl's mind when they decide to do sth like this....