SYDNEY, Australia — Australian Open champion Petr Korda tested positive for steroids at Wimbledon, the International Tennis Federation said Wednesday.
Korda was forced to forfeit the 199 rankings points and $94,529 in prize money he earned for making the quarterfinals at Wimbledon this year.
Korda, from the Czech Republic, tested positive for nandrolone metabolites, a performance-enhancing anabolic steroid whose use would normally result in a long ban.
The ITF appeals committee ruled that Korda was guilty of a drug-related offense but cited "exceptional circumstances" for not imposing any further sanctions. The ITF said Korda was unaware he had taken or been administered the banned substance and no further penalty would be imposed.
The appeals committee heard evidence Monday from Korda, his representatives and the federation before making its ruling.