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UPDATE 1-Tennis-Czech Zahlavova Strycova given six-month doping ban

(Adds detail) LONDON, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Czech tennis player Barbora Zahlavova Strycova has been given a six-month ban for a doping offence, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said on Thursday. Zahlavova Strycova, ranked 124 in the world, tested positive for the stimulant sibutramine last October. The 26-year-old denied any intent to enhance her performance and said the stimulant had got into her system through her use of a dietary supplement.

Tennis-Czech Zahlavova Strycova given six-month doping ban

LONDON, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Czech tennis player Barbora Zahlavova Strycova has been given a six month ban for a doping offence, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said on Thursday. Zahlavova Strycova, 26, tested positive for the stimulant sibutramine last October and is banned until April 15, 2013. (Editing By Alison Wildey)
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