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

Having criticised the lack of equality in anti-doping procedures, Serena Williams says that it may be due to discriminatory reasons.

Tennis great Serena Williams   -  Getty Images

Serena Williams has questioned the randomness of anti-doping measures in tennis and claimed that she is tested more than other players due to "discrimination".

The 23-time grand slam champion complained about a lack of consistency in the tests ahead of Wimbledon, where she reached the final despite giving birth to her first child last September.

And, following a visit from anti-doping officers on Tuesday, the 36-year-old has now suggested that there are discriminatory reasons for her having been tested more regularly than her rivals, as shown by the United States Anti-Doping Agency's online database.

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As of July 20, Williams had been tested five times in 2018 - more than double the amount of any other female player in the database.

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