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Serena Williams hints at ‘discrimination’ after being asked to undergo dope test

Serena Williams, who has often complained of racial discrimination and feeling unfairly targeted, took to Twitter to vent her frustrations after she felt unfairly targeted for random dope tests.

tennis Updated: Jul 25, 2018 13:52 IST
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Serena Williams, who has often complained of racial discrimination and feeling unfairly targeted, took to Twitter to vent her frustrations after she felt unfairly targeted for random dope tests. (AP)

Tennis ace Serena Williams, who recently lost in the women’s singles Wimbledon final, has taken to Twitter to express her anger at being singled out for random dope testing.

In the first of the two tweets Serena wrote, “and it’s that time of the day to get “randomly” drug tested and only test Serena. 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 #StayPositive”

The 23-time grand slam winner also said that she was ready to be tested whenever in order to keep the sport clean in her next tweet, “But I’m ready to do whatever it takes to have a clean sport so bring it on. I’m excited.”

Williams has often complained of racial discrimination and feeling unfairly targeted. Earlier, news came in about the legend being handed a wild card to compete in next month’s Rogers Cup in Montreal.

The three-times champion, who gave birth last September and lost in the Wimbledon final 10 days ago, has not competed in Montreal since her run to the semi-finals in 2014 and last played the Rogers Cup in Toronto the following year.

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Williams returned to competition at Indian Wells in March, where she lost in the third round, but has since looked close to her best and is ranked 27th in the world.

The wild card given to Williams, who won the tournament in 2001, 2011 and 2013, is reserved for players who meet specific requirements, including previously having been ranked number one in the world.