American double star Abigail Spears has been temporarily suspended by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) after traces of banned substances, including testosterone, were found in her doping probe.
The 38-year-old failed the test when he attended the 2019 US Open, where traces of prasterone (DHEA), testosterone and metabolites were found in her urine sample.
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"Prasterone and testosterone are non-specific substances that are banned under category S1 of the 2019 Prohibited Substances List (Anabolic Substances) and are therefore also banned under the program. Positive tests for unspecified substances have a mandatory temporary suspension, ”The ITF said in a statement.
"On October 28, 2019, Ms. Spears was indicted for an anti-doping rule violation under Article 2.1 of the program (presence of a banned substance in a player's trial) and was suspended temporarily with effect from November 7, 2019. "
Spears has captured 21 career doubles titles so far, including the Australian Open 2017 mixed doubles trophy with Juan Sebastián Cabal. She also reached the final of the 2013 and 2014 U.S. Open mixed doubles with Santiago Gonzalez.