Maria Sharapova is all for tennis anti-doping rules to keep the sport clean. But she’s definitely not a fan of a surprise drug test on her special day.
“They (drug test hit teams) did show up on my birthday and I was very disappointed. They did a couple of years ago.
“I said, if you bring flowers, I’m okay with it. But they came empty-handed. So as long as we’re getting tested, whatever it takes, urine, blood, we’re all here to make the sport as clean as it can be.”
The four-time Grand Slam winner called cyclist Lance Armstrong’s doping confession “just a really sad story, sad for that sport itself.” “I’m happy that our sport is as clean as it can be and that we’re constantly tested. We give our whereabouts every single day of the year. Hopefully not on birthdays and Christmas Eve, that would be pretty tough.
“I do very much (feel tennis is clean). For the amount of times that we get tested throughout the year and as random as they are, definitely.”