A bad one: Varvara Lepchenko has been provisionally suspended following an anti-doping violation. What happened? The American had a positive test during the WTA 250 in Budapest played in July.
The American tested positive last month, as it contained adrafinil and / or modafinil metabolites. The ITF confirmed that both substances are banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency and has confirmed that the Top 20 ban went into effect on Thursday.
The 35-year-old was playing the WTA 250 event in Budapest when she tested positive for substances, where she suffered first-round losses in both singles and doubles.