Yanina Wickmayer has had her one-year ban suspended by a Belgian court and her lawyers hope she will be back competing as soon as possible. The world No.16 hopes to receive a wildcard for the 2010 Australian Open.
Wickmayer has, however, already been offered a wildcard for the January 5-10 ASB Classic in New Zealand.
“As our entries have closed the only way she could enter would be via wildcard, and the indication is she wants to play and now we just have to wait for officials to confirm she is allowed to,” said ASB Classic tournament director Brenda Perry.
The 20-year-old Wickmayer was suspended in November, for failing to report her whereabouts three times, and thus breaking World Anti-Doping Agency rules. (source: ESPN, photo: emmett.hume)
Good, I’m really happy they came to their senses.
So true, Marine!
This is good news!
The first I saw when I opened my inbox today!
I hope Yanina will be back stronger and not repeat the same mistakes again!
Yes!!! Justice prevails!!!
I’m also happy she got out of that stupid situation, but it’s confusing, like the ban has been suspended but she’s still not allowed to compete, she’s waiting for some sort of confirmation.