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01-05-2010, 01:41 AM #1
Yanina Wickmayer & Xavier Malisse Get Official Permission To Play
International Tennis Federation granted official permission to Yanina Wickmayer and Xavier Malisse to play tennis. The decision was taken by the tennis bureaucracy after the Belgian court overturned the one year ban imposed on them.
A statement from the sanctioning body said, "The ITF has removed both Mr Malisse and Ms Wickmayer from the list of suspended players, and both are eligible to participate with immediate effect."
The combo can now be hopeful to make a possible wild card entry into the next months Australian Open .Both the players Wickmayer and Malisse faced 1 year ban for violating the controversial "whereabouts" rule. A 2002 Wimbledon semi-finalist Malisse had said that his tennis career would effectively be over if he were suspended.