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Tennis Anti-Doping Programme Statement Regarding Alize Cornet

Alize Cornet of France in action during her second round match against Julia Goerges of Germany at the Australian Open Grand Slam tennis tournament in Melbourne, Australia, 17 January 2018. EPA-EFE/LUKAS COCH



Tennis Anti-Doping Programme


25 January 2018


Tennis Anti-Doping Programme statement regarding Alize Cornet


Following the statement made by Alize Cornet, the Tennis Anti-Doping Programme (TADP) confirms the following:


Ms. Cornet has been charged with a violation of TADP Article 2.4 (Failing three times in any 12-month period…to be available for Testing at the declared whereabouts in accordance with Article I.4 of the International Standard for Testing and Investigations (a “Missed Test”)).


Ms. Cornet was charged with the above violation on 11 January 2018.


In accordance with the TADP rules, no further comment will be made pending determination of the case, except as may be necessary to respond to public comment by Ms. Cornet or her representatives. In that regard, the TADP points out that, contrary to the implication in Ms. Cornet’s statement that the ‘valuable reasons’ for her unavailability for testing at her declared whereabouts went unheard, the process set out in the International Standard for Testing and Investigations for the management of Whereabouts Failures, which includes the right for the player to request an independent assessment of whether the requirements for such failures were met, was followed in all three instances.


Editors note: It seems awhile that we remember a punishment for this offense and it was costly in lost time and income. That’s Xavier Malisse and Yanina Wickmayer. It was terrible. Xavier had just gotten his ranking up after so long and was ready to go play the AUSTRALIAN Open. If we remember correctly they were both cleared by the ITF But the Belgium Federation threw them under the train. Followed by other legal costs for years.

If a civilian “not a professional player” saw the way the players on both the ATP/ WTA tours have to be accountable for their whereabouts practically 24/7/365. It’s so terrible. It’s so inflexible. We know Xavier stayed at a tennis training faculty whose gate bell didn’t ring. So he could have been sleeping • he told the Suits the night before. And at 5 am all they did was stand outside. ️Maybe thinking he was ignoring them…(didn’t happen • abstract thought) (or what if a player had a sleepover, or hopped a plane?…)

Both players ended up suing WADA. It was 2009. And many players on WTA And ATP tour had the same three strikes and nothing was done at the same time.

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