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Tennis: No dope when it comes to doping

Three players who advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2005 French Open won't be in Roland Garros this year because they got caught for doping. Miki Singh explains how the sport's drug testing policy works.

Updated: February 3, 2006, 9:13 PM ET
By Miki Singh | Special to ESPN.com

The emergence of the wide-smiling Marcos Baghdatis and the return of Martina Hingis at the Australian Open proved that tennis remains as unpredictable as any world sport.

But three months from now, when the year's second Grand Slam gets under way, you can count on one certainty: the absence of three high-profile players who have run afoul of tennis' doping policy.

The end of 2005 saw French Open runner-up Mariano Puerta and Bulgarian rising star and Roland Garros quarterfinalist Sesil ...

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