Contacted by Fanatik sources, Simona Halep's ex-husband Toni Iuruc reacted shortly after hearing about the anti-doping suspension. "I'm shocked, I haven't recovered for an hour, I'm shocked and shocked again! I can not believe that.
I've known Simona for three years, of which at least two in the circuit, and I swear to you that this girl, my ex-wife, is obsessed with one thing: honor! You can take anything from Simona, if you took away her honor, her fairness, you kill her!
She is no longer human! I don't know what happened there with that test, but it's probably a mistake. Simona would not have done such a thing even if you had cut off her hand to stop playing tennis," said Toni Iuruc. "Simona Halep would never cheat, her career is her shield and I know her best.
You know very well that I just finished the divorce, I could have said «No comment». There is no way I would do such a thing, when I know this woman so well, when I have been with her for so many years. Simona was obsessed with not making mistakes."
Toni Iuruc: Simona wouldn't take vitamin C without asking doctor
Halep's ex-husband continued his strong stance on Simona's correctitude.
"I'll tell you something for the first time: she never even drank water if the bottle was not sealed. She unsealed it with her hand, she was always careful. I'll tell you something else. She wouldn't take even one Vitamin C without asking her doctor.
She is sick of fairness. I can't believe what happened, I'm not a specialist in anti-doping, but I can tell you emphatically that Simona couldn't do something like that! She could not resort to such a thing. Even though we broke up, I strongly support this: Simona has a pure soul!!
I have no idea how this story came about, I'm not a specialist, I can't give verdicts myself. But I can guarantee you one thing, because I've been around her non-stop for the past few years, this girl couldn't do that. There is a mistake somewhere...
Something happened, and I don't want to think about anything else. It doesn't matter that we broke up, the truth is one: Simona is a woman raised with morals and a duty to the truth, principles that she would never abandon, for anything in the world.
I'm talking now about the tennis player Simona Halep, the athlete Simona Halep, for whom, I repeat, honor is above everything. I'm so sorry, I'm shocked, it's really hard for me to recover and find my words. I just want her to be strong and the truth to come out.
I simply refuse to believe that Simona would do such a thing. Everything she earned, she earned through hard work and sacrifice. Such a thing is not possible, it's something that appeared on the test circuit, which I don't understand," Toni Iuruc said exclusively for FANATIK.