15 Nov 2009

Wickmayer complains about whereabouts treatment

8:37 am on 15 November 2009

The Belgian tennis player Yanina Wickmayer says she was never properly informed of the online reporting requirements for drug-testing that led to her one-year ban from the sport.

At a tearful news conference, the 20-year-old U.S. Open semifinalist accused the World Anti-Doping Agency and Belgian sports authorities of treating her unfairly and ruining her career.

The world number 16 says they're taking my work of 10 years away just because she didn't fill in her whereabouts on a website created for that purpose.

She says they should inform them better on how the system works.

Wickmayer was suspended just days after signing up to play the ASB Classic in Auckland in January.