Serena Williams claims to be a victim of ‘discrimination’ because of drug tests
Serena Williams has accused anti-doping authorities of “discrimination” because of the frequency with which she has been selected for random drug testing.
The 23-time Grand Slam champion described the treatment of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) as shocking and raised questions about the number of times she had been tested this year.
Williams expressed her frustration again on Tuesday after the visit of the doping authorities.
“…and it’s that time of the day to get “randomly” drug tested and only test Serena,” the 36-year-old wrote on Twitter.
“Out of all the players it’s been proven I’m the one getting tested the most. Discrimination? I think so. At least I’ll be keeping the sport clean.”
A story posted on the Deadspin website in June revealed that Williams had been tested five times in 2018 while other American players had only been tested once or none.
Williams, who gave birth to his daughter Olympia 10 months ago, is struggling to regain her best level after her return to the circuit, and her remarkable participation in the Wimbledon final ensured that she will again be among the top 30 players in the WTA rankings this month.