17 Dec 2009

Wickmayer cleared to resume by ITF

6:29 am on 17 December 2009

The Belgian tennis player Yanina Wickmayer has been cleared by the International Tennis Federation to return to the circuit, effectively confirming the US Open semi-finalist as a wildcard entry into next month's ASB Classic in Auckland.

The ITF's decision follows the ruling by a Belgian court ending drugs bans imposed last month on 20 year old Wickmayer and fellow Belgian Xavier Malisse for failing to notify their national anti-doping agency of their whereabouts.