Halep's ex-husband Toni Iuruc came to her defence explaining that Halep is obsessed with honour and would never do this.
Simona Halep tested positive for a banned substance twice causing her to be provisionally suspended from the sport. She released a statement declaring a fight for the truth and her former husband has come to her defence explaining that she would never resort to such tactics.
"I'm shocked, I haven't recovered for an hour, I'm shocked and shocked again! I can not believe that. I've known Simona for three years, of which at least two in the circuit, and I swear to you that this girl, my ex-wife, is obsessed with one thing: honor! You can take anything from Simona, (but) if you (take) away her honor, her fairness, you kill her! She is no longer human! ”
"I support you 100% in this fight Simona, all the way through" - Mouratoglou breaks silence after Halep positive drugs test
Some fairly strong words as he added:
"I don't know what happened there with that test, but it's probably a mistake. Simona would not have done such a thing even if you had cut off her hand to stop playing tennis. Simona Halep would never cheat, her career is her shield and I know her best."