The Williams Sisters, Serena Williams and her elder sister, Venus Williams are a formidable force in the Tennis world. However, some hacking group have discovered some things about the duo.
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The hacking group revealed on Tuesday 13th September, that the World Anti-Doping Agency, WADA allowed the US tennis players Serena and Venus Williams to take banned substances, yet avoided disqualification.
According to the Fancy Bear group, which released WADA documents after hacking the agency, former No. 1 tennis player Serena Williams was allowed to take banned substances such as oxycodone, hydromorphone, prednisone and methylprednisolone in 2010, 2014 and 2015. While her sister, Venus Williams was allowed to take prednisone, prednisolone and triamcinolone among others in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
The documents did not reveal the diagnoses of the athletes which led to Wada allowing them to take the substances but this revelation implies that the Williams sisters were under the influence of drugs in most of the games they participated in during the stated years.
WADA confirmed that the group had been able to access athlete data, including confidential medical reports, related to the Rio Olympics and subsequently released it into the public domain.
“WADA deeply regrets this situation and is very conscious of the threat that it represents to athletes whose confidential information has been divulged through this criminal act,” said WADA’s director general Olivier Niggli. Although the fate of the Williams sisters are yet to be decided with regards to this unprofessional behavior, they hope that it will not result into something that could tarnish their careers now or in the near feature.
Meanwhile, in a couple of weeks, (September 26th) Serena Williams will be marking her 35th birthday, we wish her all the very best the new age has to offer.