Mexican pro Cesar Ramirez provisionally suspended for doping

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LONDON - A professional tennis player from Mexico, Cesar Ramirez, has been suspended provisionally, pending a hearing, after testing positive for steroids.

The International Tennis Federation announced the penalty on Friday against the 28-year-old Ramirez, who has been ranked as high as 105th in the world in doubles and 391st in singles.

Ramirez was given a drug test in April during an ATP Challenger tournament in Mexico City.

The sample contained various prohibited substances, according to the ITF, including metabolites of nandrolone and stanozolol.

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