Russian teenager banned from tennis for nine months following anti-doping breach says she feels ‘disgusted’
Maja Bočanin: Wearing a green hat and sunglasses, the 20-year-old Russian tennis player in tears
She made the allegations in a statement to the world Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) before a WADA hearing on Wednesday
Bočanin has also issued a request for a retesting of her urine sample
The two-time Grand Slam winner has accused WADA of misusing ‘unfair means’
Bočanin and her mother, Yulia, are seeking compensation from WADA for ‘unfair means and malicious intent’ with regard to the anti-doping tribunal which has rejected her claim that she is a victim of doping.
She said she felt ‘disgusted’ by the way WADA was conducting its investigation.
Bočanin has also issued a request for a retesting of her urine sample to prove whether she was tested in line with the World Anti-Doping Agency’s rules.
Bočanin was recently named in a report from the World Anti-Doping Agency, who investigated ‘a suspicion of possible use of a prohibited substance by a female athlete’, from the year 2012 to 2014.
But the Serbian tennis star has now accused WADA of misusing ‘unfair means’ and breaching its own rules, saying they did not use their ‘proper methods’ when conducting their investigation.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) met Bočanin on Wednesday afternoon in London, where the player gave a tearful and impassioned two-hour statement to WADA’s chief executive, David Howman.
Bočanin, 20, says she cannot understand why she is being subjected to ‘a witch hunt’ which ‘is destroying my life’, and she has accused WADA of’misusing unfair means and malicious intent’.
Bočanin is seeking an apology from WADA, plus compensation by WADA, ‘for all the damage’ she has suffered.
Bočanin, 20, has claimed WADA was ‘treating me like a criminal because I had an opportunity at the same time I was in