Moore from Great Britain returns to sport after the lifting of doping bans

Tara Moore, the British doubles tennis player, returned to the court after a two-year absence due to a doping scandal that was later overturned. Moore marked her return by winning the first round of the ITF World Tour in Sardinia alongside compatriot Annali Olivelle. They defeated Italian pair Melanie Delaie and Francesca Pace 10–6 in the deciding tiebreaker.
Moore shared her emotions about the return, saying: “If someone had told me two years ago that I would play tennis again, I wouldn’t have believed it. It wasn’t easy and I didn’t like the surface of the court, but this victory is for me means more than anything.”
Moore and Olivelle will now share the $196 (£156) prize for reaching the quarter-finals.
Moore was suspended from playing in 2022 after the metabolites nandrolone and boldenone were detected in her drug test taken during a competition in Bogota. An independent commission subsequently lifted the ban, concluding that the source of the positive test was contaminated meat.
The decision to lift the ban is now being challenged by the International Tennis Integrity Authority, which will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. A hearing date has not yet been set.
Before her suspension, Moore was the leading British doubles player, reaching a world ranking of 77. She is not currently ranked, but has started fundraising to fund her tuition and expenses, including “food, travel and ongoing legal fees.”