Martina Hingis received a 2-year ban from competitive tennis today after testing positive for cocaine at last year's Wimbledon tournament, the BBC reports. The former world No. 1 had already announced her retirement, so the ban may not mean much, but she also has to return about $130,000 in prize money from her third-place Wimbledon finish and from subsequent events, the AP reports.
Hingis, ranked 19th at the time, angrily denied the drug charges when they were announced in November. But ITF officials rejected her contention that the sample came from someone else. The five-time Grand Slam winner has 3 weeks to appeal today's ruling, but "since Martina has retired from competitive sports, it makes no sense for her to challenge the judgment," her manager said.