Update #5 (Corrected)
Slight correction to the data: There were some players that only had out of competition tests, but their entries were getting incorrectly put into the in-competition category when I was copying and pasting from the ITF file into Excel. I think I've corrected them all now. Here are the revised results:
Some observations. As noted in the comments, Serena Williams is listed as not having any out-of-competition tests in 2011. We now have proof that no sample was given during the panic room incident. Under normal conditions, refusing to give a sample once the identity of the doping control officer is established is an anti-doping violation. Clearly, there was no finding of an anti-doping violation in this case. Why?
Second, below are the four players that faced the most out-of-competition tests in 2011.
Interesting group of players.
Third, there were a total of 131 blood tests in 2011 (down from 150 in 2010). Of those tests, 110 were in-competition (140 in 2010) with the remaining 21 out-of-competition (10 in 2010). Why the decrease?
From the 2010, tests per player statistics it is indicated that Andy Murray did not face an ITF out-of-competition test that year. Also, neither Williams sister received an OOC test in 2010 (just like in 2011). However, here are the players that faced the most out-of-competition tests in 2010. It's another interesting list of names (and Kaia Kanepi is on the list again):
|Ferrero, Juan Carlos||ESP||1-3||4-6|
|Medina Garrigues, Anabel||ESP||4-6||4-6|
According to the ITF: "The WADA Code requires the TADP [Tennis Anti-Doping Programme] to establish an International Registered Testing Pool (IRTP) of players, each member of which must provide whereabouts information for every day of the year. The IRTP includes (but is not limited to) the ATP top 50, WTA top 50, top 10 doubles players and top 5 men, women and quad wheelchair players."
The above implies that the IRTP will have, at least, somewhere around 145 players. However, from the data posted, only
Stringent testing? Tested "all the time"? In 2011, here are some top players that the ITF tested less than 10 times: