Dayana Yastremska tests positive for a banned substance

January 9, 2021

Dayana Yastremska tests positive for a banned substance

According to the Associated Press on Thursday, Dayana Yastremska of Odesa, Ukraine has tested positive for the banned substance of mesterolone metabolite. The drug which is used to boost testosterone, is an anabolic agent used in male infertility treatment.

Currently ranked 29th in the world, it will be interesting to see how long Yastremska will be suspended for. At this time she has been “provisionally suspended.” Do not be surprised if Yastremska takes her case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Yastremska is the second high-profile Ukrainian athlete to test positive for mesterolone metabolites. Thirty-year-old ultimate fighter Aleksander Doskalchuk tested positive for the substance in September, and got a 14-month suspension by the United States Anti-Doping Agency. He is not eligible to return to ultimate fighting until August 6.

Despite her current ranking of 29th in the world, and a career-high ranking of 21st in the world, Yastremska has not had a great deal of success in grand slam tournaments. The highest she has reached has been the fourth round of Wimbledon in 2019.

Yastremska is a three-time champion on the WTA Tour. She previously beat Qiang Wang 6-2, 6-1 in the final of the 2018 Hong Kong Open; Ajla Tomljanovic of Australia 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 in the final of the 2019 Hua Hin Championship in Thailand; and Caroline Garcia of France 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 in the final of Strasbourg in France in 2019.

Since September, Yastremska has made tennis headlines on multiple occasions. She first split with her coach, Sascha Bajin of Germany, and then she tested positive for coronavirus in December.

Fill In The Form Below To Receive Our Tennis News Straight To Your Email For FREE!


Receive Our Tennis Content Via Email



We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

June 11, 2023

Iga Swiatek wins 2023 French Open women's singles title

Iga Swiatek of Warsaw, Poland won her fourth grand slam singles title of her career on Saturday In the final of the 2023 French Open, she defeated Karolina Muchova of the Czech Republic 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 Read More

June 10, 2023

Novak Djokovic to face Casper Ruud in 2023 French Open men's final

Novak Djokovic of Belgrade, Serbia is in the 2023 French Open finals The 36-year-old is in his 34th grand slam final after defeating Carlos Alcaraz of Spain 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 The turning point in Read More

June 9, 2023

Unseeded Karolina Muchova to face number one seed Iga Swiatek in 2023 French Open women's final

We now know who the two finalists will be in women's singles at the 2023 French Open The number one seed Iga Swiatek of Poland will face the unseeded Karolina Muchova of the Czech Republic Swiatek Read More