Russian teenager banned from tennis for nine months following anti-doping breach
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What is the status of the Russian players with doping issues?
Former Wimbledon and US Open champion and former world number one Caroline Wozniacki has been banned from tennis for nine months after a breach of anti-doping rules at the Australian Open in January. What is the status of the Russian players with doping issues? What is the status of the Russian players with doping issues?
All eight men found with anti-doping breaches at the Australian Open this January
The eight men who have been found with anti-doping breaches at the Australian Open are:
Misha Zilberman (Russia, world number 37, born in Belarus)
Pavel Krasilnikova (Russia, 19)
Alexandra Golubeva (Russia, 21)
Rafael Nadal (Spain, 13)
Ivan Dodig (Belarus, 14)
Daniil Medvedev (Russia, 12)
Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia, 21)
All eight received positive test results for testosterone and/or oestradiol.
Krasilnikova and Nadal will both face sanctions from the sport’s Anti Doping Agency after the hearing in Paris on Tuesday. Dodig and Medvedev will also appear before an administrative tribunal of the Court of Arbitration for Sport on March 3 on breaches for having a blood test in the first half of 2016 after the 2016 European Championship where the men had tested positive.
Medvedev’s case was not accepted as an infraction because there was a good chance he had taken the medication correctly and was unaware of a positive test, while Nadal’s is rejected on the basis that he was not found with a positive test after the match.
What happened at the Australian Open?
Krasilnikova, a 19-year-old Russian with an estimated world ranking of 40, was part of a Russian contingent at the Australian Open in January.
At the end of the men’s draws, Zilberman was playing with his brother Viktor, who were part of the Russian team, against an Italian team that was set to face the English.
The second day of the first round was due to be played on January 29, but organisers decided to delay the first round match from January