Italy's anti-doping agency seeks to lengthen Errani's ban
Aug. 30, 2017
ROME (AP) — Italy's anti-doping agency is appealing to lengthen the two-month ban handed to former French Open finalist Sara Errani.
NADO Italia — which operates independently from the Italian Olympic Committee — filed a "statement of appeal" with the Switzerland-based Court of Arbitration for Sport, without specifying how long of a ban it is seeking.
Errani blamed food contamination from her mother's breast cancer medication after testing positive for the banned substance letrozole in a test taken in February.
An International Tennis Federation adjudication panel ruled that Errani's fault was "at the lower end of the scale."
The 30-year-old Errani was informed of the test results on April 28.
Errani's ban expires on Oct. 2, precluding her from playing at the U.S. Open.