US tennis player Odesnik gets two-year drug ban

Updated: May 19, 2010, 22:25 PM IST

New York: American tennis player Wayne Odesnik was handed a two-year ban from competition by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) on Wednesday for a doping violation.

Odesnik, 24, admitted to obtaining eight vials of human growth hormone in the United States in December 2009, and the substance was found in his luggage by customs officials before this year`s Australian Open.

The world number 114 will be suspended from action until Dec. 28, 2011 and all results recorded since the drug find have been disqualified, the ITF said.

Bureau Report