Wickmayer may only receive warning
BRUSSELS -- U.S. Open semifinalist Yanina Wickmayer is unlikely to face a suspension for allegedly failing to report her whereabouts to anti-doping officials three times.
The prosecutor at a Belgian anti-doping tribunal on Thursday called only for a warning in principle. The tribunal will rule on the case on Nov. 5.
Wickmayer is playing in the Luxembourg Open and was not at the hearing in Belgium.
The 20-year-old Wickmayer has said she had trouble with her password in the computerized system overseen by the World Anti-Doping Agency. She also said registered mail at her home could not be signed off on since she was traveling to WTA tournaments.
She insisted she never missed an anti-doping test and her samples were always negative.
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