Serena Williams has been left furious with tennis anti-doping officials again over the amount she gets tested and has even claimed she is being discriminated against.
The 36-year-old was left furious after she was forced to undergo a random drug test on Wednesday and took to social media to vent her fury.
She accused anti-doping staff of unfair treatment but vowed she will do whatever it takes to keep the sport clean.
She tweeted: ‘…and it’s that time of the day to get “randomly” drug tested and only test Serena. Out of all the players it’s been proven I’m the one getting tested the most. Discrimination? I think so. At least I’ll be keeping the sport clean #StayPositive.
‘But I’m ready to do whatever it takes to have a clean sport so bring it on. I’m excited.’
The American declared during Wimbledon that she does not care how often she is tested for banned substances as long as other players are treated in the same way.
During her run to the final at SW19, the American great was asked about a story on Deadspin.com that an official from US Anti Doping left her house empty-handed after a visit on June 14.
She explained that he arrived 12 hours ahead of her allotted daily ‘whereabouts’ hour that must be provided and that it was among a significant amount of out-of-competition tests being demanded of her.
She said: ‘How is it I’m getting tested five times in June? It’s only June, I’ve been tested five times. I’m OK with that, as long as everyone is being treated equally. That’s all I care about. I despise having people in our sport that aren’t being honest.
‘I’m totally OK with testing and I encourage it. What I want to know is that everyone is getting tested, that we are really working to keep this sport clean.
‘I feel like it’s equality, that’s all I’ve been preaching, it’s all about equality. If that’s testing everyone five times, let’s do it. Let’s be a part of it. It’s just about being equal and not centring one person out.
‘I never knew that I was tested so much more than everyone else. I didn’t realise it was such a discrepancy with me as against the other players that they listed, at least with the American players, both male and female.
‘For me it’s a little frustrating. How can I have a missed test when it’s nowhere near the time I should be there? It’s really disappointing, shocking. I was just like, “that’s just weird”.’