Serena Williams claims she is the victim of discrimination after being 'randomly' drug tested
Serena Williams, one of the most successful tennis players in the world, took to Twitter to complain about being discriminated by those in charge of regulating players.
In the tweet, Serena pointed out that she had been ‘randomly’ drug tested and that she was the only person picked for the test. She added that it was a proven fact that they choose her to be tested most of the times and wondered if it was a matter of discrimination.
Serena finally said that she would be keeping ‘the sport clean,’ and finished with the hashtag Stay Positive. Minutes later, she tweeted again and confessed to being ready to do whatever it takes to have a clean sport.
The Shade Room’s Instagram account took a screenshot of both tweets and posted them, and people couldn’t help but comment on it.
One of them was Instagram user @chrissydru_, who admitted that people couldn’t understand that a person was as talented as Serena has been throughout her entire career, so they believe it could have only be done by taking drugs.
The user added that the truth is that Serena was actually that good. User @itiswhatitsnothood2 chimed in and urged the tennis player to stay positive and even thanked her for setting an example.
According to News.com.au, Serena has been drug tested more than any other player this year even though she missed a couple of tournaments after giving birth to her daughter, Olympia, ten months ago.
News revealed that she had been tested five times by June. However, other top female tennis players like Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys had been chosen only once in the same time.
...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— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) July 25, 2018
In mid-June, Serena was visited by a testing agent from the United States Anti Doping Authority, but she was not home, so the organization decided to class it as a missing test. With three missed tests within 12 months, the athletes could get an anti-doping violation.
But I’m ready to do whatever it takes to have a clean sport so bring it on. I’m excited.— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) July 25, 2018
According to News, Serena had scheduled that visit 12 hours later because she knew she wouldn’t be home early that day.
At the moment, Serena is practicing for the Rogers Cup in Toronto, Canada, which will serve as her preparation for the US Open.