By Richard Pagliaro | @Tennis_Now | Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Complete courtroom protection helped Simona Halep rise to world No. 1.
The 32-year-old Halep will seem earlier than the Courtroom of Arbitration for Sport this week together with her aggressive profession hanging within the stability.
“My dream is to come back again at all times, irrespective of the age,” Halep stated in a latest interview.
Whereas her comeback dream might not have an expiration date, Halep may win a shortened suspension—or face the fact of ban till late 2026 if her attraction fails.
The Courtroom of Arbitration for Sport confirmed that the listening to within the arbitration procedures Worldwide Tennis Integrity Company (ITIA) v. Simona Halep will happen this week—February 7-Ninth—on the CAS Headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Two-time Grand Slam champion halep might be current in particular person for her testimony.
Witnesses and consultants will attend the listening to each in particular person and remotely. The listening to will happen behind closed doorways since neither occasion requested a public listening to.
The CAS stated Halep “won’t make any statements to the media earlier than the top of the listening to.”
Final September, an Worldwide Tennis Integrity Company Tribunal discovered Halep responsible of committing anti-doping violations and hit her with a four-year ban.
Halep’s suspension will run from October 7, 2022 till October 6, 2026, until she wins a diminished sentence on this week’s attraction.
In her attraction, Halep is asking the Courtroom of Arbitration for Sport to put aside the Tribunal’s determination and cut back her suspension.
In accordance with CAS procedures, a panel of arbitrators will hear Halep’s attraction.
Following the listening to, the panel will deliberate and challenge an Arbitral Award containing its determination and the grounds for it.
“Presently, it isn’t doable to point a time-frame for the issuance of the choice,” the CAS stated in a press release. “The CAS Panel’s determination might be last and binding, apart from the events’ proper to file an attraction to the Swiss Federal Tribunal inside 30 days on restricted grounds.”
The listening to in Halep’s attraction will start on Wednesday, February 7 at 9:30 am with the events’ opening statements, adopted by the testimony of the actual fact and skilled witnesses.
The oral closing submissions will happen on the final day. The conclusion of the listening to ought to be at round 3:30 pm on Friday, February 9, the CAS stated.
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