Wednesday, May 25, 2016

"Silent Bans"/Provisional Suspensions: No More?

So, the ITF now has got religion on transparency:
“I think we want to become as transparent as possible,” Dave Haggerty, president of the International Tennis Federation, told the Daily Telegraph yesterday. “And that could mean making provisional suspensions known at the time. I wouldn’t be surprised to see an announcement after Wimbledon, because I think there are ways we can take away mystery and supposition and make it more clear what may or may not be going on.”
For the record, this blog was raising the problems associated with the ITF's non-disclosure policy as early as 2012, if not earlier.

Monday, May 23, 2016

USADA Tennis Testing: As of May 19, 2016

From USADA:
 
13 Athletes Selected
26 Total Tests

Athlete Name
Test Count

Robert C Bryan
5

Jamie Hampton
2

John Isner
1

Steve Johnson
2

Varvara Lepchenko
1

Bethanie Mattek-Sands
1

Christina M McHale
1

Sam Querrey
1

Sloane Stephens
2

CoCo Vandeweghe
2

Serena J Williams
3

Venus E Williams
3

Donald Young
2

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

In the past...

From Wimbledon:
"In the past, the ITF has objected to requests from government-funded National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADOs) to test during grand slam events, seeing it as “a waste of resources” because of the duplication of effort.
'However, the ITF said in an email: “The TADP position is that NADO testing should supplement, not duplicate, TADP testing and the TADP will work with UKAD to ensure no duplication."'
It's amazing what bad press will make you do!