By Larry GLicken

Spanish tennis player Nuria Llagostera Vives , has been busted for doing meth. She tested positive for methamphetamine while at a tennis tournament. She is suspended for two years and the suspension expires on Sept. 7, 2015, according to reports from the International Tennis Federation.

Llagostera Vives is now 33 years old and only plays in doubles matches. She was once ranked as high as 35 in singles but that was some time ago. She was supposed to be teamed up with Francesca Schiavone at the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, Calif., in July but had to withdrew because her partner wasn’t well.

Llagostera Vives was randomly selected to undergo testing and she couldn’t explain to the governing body how the drug entered her body.

According to the ITF, she will be able to keep the prize money and the points she earned since July. She did play in the U.S. Open while paired with Liezel Huber, and they reached round 16.

It isn’t clear at this time if there is any path for Nuria Llagostera Vives to appeal the suspension. She may be out of tennis for life seeing how she is already 33-years-old now. Serving a 2 year suspension would make her 35 if she wanted to come back and play competitive tennis.

It is hard to believe someone who knows they could be randomly tested for drugs would do meth. But as they say, Who knows what these people do.

 

 

 

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