My Berdych / Soderling prediction looks half-dead already.
Posted by Kevin
06/05/2010 at 07:04 PM
I am sympathetic with all those who say Sam Stosur does not use PEDs. I want to believe the sport is clean and believe in my heroes too. But at one point I also believed in Santa Claus, so one's sincere belief is not enough to sway me. Further, I disagree with those who say there is no "evidence" of it. Maybe you mean that she has never tested positive for PEDs - as far as we know (WTA/ATP is not always forthcoming with test results. Her unnatural build, however, although not 100% proof, is nonetheless evidence.
Here she is just 4 years ago: http://www2.tennisserver.com/turbo/images/pilotpen06/060824/Stosur1.jpg
I think Sam Stosur is the single most obvious PED abuser in the game. The second most, IMHO, is Rafael Nadal. You can find a good before and after photo comparison at http://www.tennishasasteroidproblem.blogspot.com/.
Why these people pass the tests is that they are using undetectable substances or in a way so as to avoid detection. The abusers are always ahead of the testers. BALCO and Bary Bonds were only discovered because a person sent a BALCO drug to the testing lab and told them to analyze it. Until then, BALCO's product was undetectable.