Preparation roxadustatbanned by the World Anti-Doping Agency, entered the body of a tennis player Simone Caleb through sports nutrition.
According to the report, nutritional supplement packaging does not indicate the presence of roxadustat. As a result, Halep has approached the International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) with a request for an emergency hearing.
In August 2022, Halep passed a doping test during the US Open. The illegal drug roxadustat was found in sample A. The 31-year-old tennis player asked to check sample B, but this only confirmed the violation of the rules.
Note that Halep is the winner of 24 tournaments under the auspices of the WTA in singles. She has also won Roland Garros (2018) and Wimbledon (2019).