Simona Halep is “no chance” she was ever taking banned substance Sildenafil

Simona Halep’s former coach says ‘no chance’ the two-time grand slam champion knowingly took banned substance An insider inside the Serbian tennis star said she is “no chance” she was ever knowingly taking banned…

Simona Halep is "no chance" she was ever taking banned substance Sildenafil

Simona Halep’s former coach says ‘no chance’ the two-time grand slam champion knowingly took banned substance

An insider inside the Serbian tennis star said she is “no chance” she was ever knowingly taking banned substance Sildenafil as part of an experimental research project.

Simona Halep’s former coach Aleksander Veselinovic told Ritzau News Service that she is “no chance” Halep was ever taking something banned by World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

Veselinovic, who is also his national coach, was speaking on behalf of his client.

He said she was told by his doctors that any drug she was taking was the “cure” for cardiovascular disease.

“The drug, called sildenafil, is for the treatment of erectile dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension in women,” he said.

“It is an important drug, for the treatment of pulmonary hypertension. Simona has a lot of pressure from the media because her condition is very bad. She is scared to death of losing her ranking, so she does not want to say anything positive about her health. But we are sure that the sildenafil, the best drug out there, cures her pulmonary hypertension. It’s a miracle drug.

“From the start of my work with Simona I was always asking, ‘Are you going to cheat, or are you going to do something for the good of your health’? At the same time, I always told her it is very important to have a great attitude, to be confident and to overcome fear. We are not talking about drugs. Simona is still going to fight.

“If I remember correctly, in my first few months I was asking her almost every day, ‘How are you feeling? Are you okay? Do you feel better? Do you want to play this week? Do you want to go for a training session with me? Do you want to play against Switzerland? Do you want to play the Australian Open?’Simona always said ‘I don’t know, I will try’.

“I never heard any sound, never saw the slightest change in her expression. Never heard anything. Then one day, about three weeks later

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