Sara Errani, one of the most successful Italian tennis players ever received an email from the International Tennis Federation (ITF) on April 2017, the content of which concerned the player's intake of a substance called letrozole.
Years later, with a disqualification granted in 2017 and a gradual return to the tennis courts, Tennis Magazine Italia published a dossier in which the truth of Sara and the Errani's family were explained on the basis of interviews and documents.
After the difficult period, the Italian tennis player tried to return to the court, with many difficulties. This season, she missed out on qualifying for the Australian Open; as well as she failed to qualify for the second WTA 1000 of the season, Indian Wells.
During the latter's qualifiers, Sara Errani decided to tell Punto de Break the wounds that the affair, judicial and non-judicial, has left in her life. She said: "In the dossier released in Italy all the details are explained, I think there is nothing to add.
The disrespect that these authorities have shown towards my family has been a shameful page in this whole story."
Errani talks about retiring from tennis
The former world number five also commented on her decision by her and her family to make the documents concerning the doping affair accessible.
"Our transparency is a unique case in the world," told Errani to Punto de Break. She then added: "I don't remember cases in which the accused made all the documents public. Personally I am very happy that the whole story has been published correctly and without secrets, many accusations have arisen from an incorrect version of the facts." The tennis player, winner of all four Grand Slam titles in doubles, will turn 35 year-old in a month and currently holds position 106 on the WTA Ranking.
Despite her psychological and physical difficulties, Errani does not want to leave the tennis court, where she feels happy: "My journey will end when I decide, not by the will of anyone else."