Sesil: Why Is Bulgaria Always The Black Sheep?

Novinite Insider » INTERVIEW | January 12, 2006, Thursday // 00:00
Sesil: Why Is Bulgaria Always The Black Sheep? Sesil said that she would keep up training and come back stronger. Photo by Yuliana Nikolova (Sofia News Agency)

Bulgaria's top tennis player Sesil Karatantcheva has made her first official comment on her two-year sanction.

Questions by other media included.

Q: Since when have you been aware of the positive dope tests?

Sesil: That doesn't seem to matter much any more. I am not pleased with the decision and will take my appeal to a higher court. The matter is somewhat of a personal one and wouldn't feel comfortable discussing it in public.

Q: Do you deny the rightness of the sanction?

Radoslav Karatanchev: We are not admitting any guilt. The decision for suspending Sesil was quite biased, not all arguments were taken into account.

Q: Why were some of your arguments ignored?

Sesil: I have always been proud to represent my country, and always will be. But I wonder why does Bulgaria always have to be the black sheep.

Radoslav Karatanchev: We served as a warning to other players.

Q: You will turn 18 in two years, will you keep your father as coach then?

Sesil: My father is my only sponsor. Nobody has offered any assistance, even after all the things I achieved. And it's natural for me to want to keep him after all the things he did to take me to such a high level.

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