Dayana Yastremska (No. 38) is back. The Ukrainian was presented with a triumphant debut (won by 7-6 (5) and 6-1) at the WTA 250 in Hamburg against Magdalena Frech (N ° 145) after being 241 days without competing and it is already in the second round of the contest.
The Odessa-born, winner of three WTA titles, had been accused of violating anti-doping rules and was provisionally suspended as of January 7, 2021. It was due to a urine sample that she had provided out of competition on November 24, 2020.
In it he found mesterolone, an anabolic substance included in the WADA list of prohibited substances (World Anti-Doping Agency). Subsequently, in June 2021, the Independent Court of the Tennis Anti-Doping Program found that, despite the fact that the player had committed “an anti-doping rule violation”, she was not at fault when ingesting the substance.
Prior to this suspension, Yastremska had raised trophies in Strasbourg, Hua-Hin and Hong Kong. In addition, the player occupied a place in the Top 30 of the WTA ranking and accumulated two victories against Top 10 players: Sofía Kenin and Karolina Pliskova. His last match had been with a loss to Greet Minnen in Linz in 2020.