Serena says she is victim of 'discrimination' over drug tests

Serena Williams has complained on social media that it's "test Serena" time again as she once more hit out at the frequency with which she is selected for anti-doping tests.

"....and it's that time of the day to get "randomly" drug tested and only test Serena", she posted on her official Twitter page.

In an interview with InStyle, the 38-year-old told interviewer Laura Brown: "I think some of my best advice comes from my sister Serena".

Williams addressed the issue at a press conference ahead of Wimbledon after it was revealed the American was unhappy when a tester refused to leave her house having turned up for a random test outside of the 23-time grand slam champion's allotted hour. In a Tuesday night tweet, she wrote that "it's been proven I'm the one getting tested the most". According to the United States Anti-Doping Agency's public athlete testing history database, she was also tested three times in 2017 and six times in 2016. "At least I'll be keeping the sport clean #StayPositive".

Williams said at the time she had been tested five times on June, compared to one or none from some of her compatriots.

Venus is now ranked World No.14, and is a five-time Wimbledon champion as well as twice victor of the US Open.

At the time of publication of the Deadspin article, Williams had been tested more than twice as many times as other top American players - male or female - including US Open champion Sloane Stephens (one) and sister and multiple Grand Slam victor Venus Williams (two). "It would be impossible for me to not feel some kind of way about that". It's such an awesome sport. If that's testing everyone five times, let's do it. "Just test everyone equally".

After losing to Angelique Kerger in the Wimbledon Finals, Serena said she had proven to herself that she could still compete to win Grand Slams. This is all less than a year before giving birth to her first daughter. I have so much to look forward to.

She is scheduled to play in the Rogers Cup in Montreal, which will start on August 3.


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