Spanish tennis player Nuria Llagostera Vives banned for two years

Nuria Llagostera Vives of Spain in action on January 17, 2013
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Spanish tennis veteran Nuria Llagostera Vives is banned from playing for two years under anti-doping rules.

Nuria Llagostera Vives has been banned from playing tennis for two years under anti-doping rules.

The Spanish veteran, 33, tested positive for d-methamphetamine at the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford this summer.

A statement from the International Tennis Federation read: "An independent hearing was held, in which Ms Llagostera Vives was not able to demonstrate how the d-amphetamine entered her system.

"She was, therefore, unable to satisfy the preconditions for mitigation."

Vives reached career-high singles ranking of 35 in 2005 but has played only doubles in the last two years.

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