August 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.

You May Like

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)