Spain's Nuria Llagostera Vives said Tuesday she was leaving tennis after being suspended for two years by the International Tennis Federation, or ITF.
"They have buried by dreams of playing in the Rio Olympics," the 33-year-old tennis player said during a press conference in Palma de Mallorca.
The ITF ruling is "a dead-end street" and "my career ends here," Llagostera Vives said.
The tennis player, who is ranked No. 332 in the world in singles and No. 40 in doubles, was suspended by the ITF after a urine sample she provided tested positive for d-methamphetamine.
"An independent hearing was held, in which Ms. Llagostera Vives, who did not hold a valid TUE for d-amphetamine, was not able to demonstrate how the d-amphetamine entered her system," the ITF said in a statement released on Monday.
Llagostera Vives was suspended for two years effective Sept. 8, the date on which she was provisionally suspended, the ITF said.
"It was also determined that Ms. Llagostera Vives's results at the 2013 Bank of the West Classic should be disqualified, with resulting forfeiture of any ranking points and prize money that she won at that event. Ms Llagostera Vives's results in events subsequent to the Bank of the West Classic remain undisturbed, including all prize money and ranking points won at those events," the ITF said. EFE