Simona Halep slaps a $10 million lawsuit against supplement maker as she stands on the verge of losing her career

The former World No. 1 has filed a huge lawsuit as she risks losing her career in her doping case.


Simona Halep slaps a $10 million lawsuit against supplement maker as she stands on the verge of losing her career

Simona Halep (via IMAGO)

Former World No. 1 Simona Halep is currently spending her most anxious time. She awaits the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) in her doping case.

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Currently banned for four years, she filed her appeal with the CAS in hopes of overturning the decision. Halep has pleaded innocent since the day she was first found guilty of doping in 2022. Her samples taken at the 2022 US Open found the presence of Roxadustat, a banned substance on the WADA list. 

She was immediately suspended from the sport as the International Tennis Integrity Agency ran its investigations. She was later found guilty based on the medical reports and subsequently banned for four years. As per the verdict, she can’t play until 2026, when her sentence runs out. 

The delay in her hearing has often irked her fans. But many, like Serena Williams, Eugenie Bouchard, and Aussie bad boy Nick Kyrgios, have attacked the Romanian over her charges. Having cut ties with her then coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, who later publicly took responsibility, the two-time Major winner is in deep waters at the moment. 

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Amid this, she has decided to sue Canadian company Quantum Nutrition, which manufactured the supplement that caused all the havoc for Halep. The company operates under the label Schinoussa Superfoods and has been slapped with a lawsuit in which Halep has demanded $10 million in damages.

As per the statements of the former Wimbledon winner, she used the Schinoussa supplement at the US Open. She had taken the keto MCT, which was later found to be contaminated with Roxadustat, but the label had no mention of this thus taking the Romanian by surprise.

Quantum Nutrition have denied any wrongdoing, blamed Simona Halep instead

The company did not issue any statements after being dragged into the lawsuit by Halep. They had, however, spoken about the incident back in October 2023, shortly after Halep was banned. 

Simona Halep
Simona Halep (via IMAGO)

Kostas Koveos, the current CEO of Quantum Nutrition, had refused to take responsibility for the matter. He denied any role for the company in the ongoing case. Earlier, John Koveos, the founder of the company, had rather accused Halep of blaming the company as a ‘scapegoat’ for her wrongdoings. 

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The case has been filed in New York by the Romanian’s legal counsel. Further details are awaited on the subject.

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