Some of my top moments of 2012...
Simon Cambers for his excellent series of interviews with ITF anti-doping manager Stuart Miller (One, Two, and Three), plus his interview with Pat Cash on doping in tennis.
Jon Leicester for his investigative piece identifying a 14-15 year relationship between TenisVal and Dr. Luis Garcia del Moral. Honorable mentions: Blair Henley and Clément Guillou.
The deleted tweet of Vania King.
Neil Harman for this tweet.
The details of the "Substantial Assistance" provided by Wayne Odesnik.
Stuart Miller's mention of "Omerta."
Dimitar Kutrovsky for being the only ATP/WTA player to have been found to have committed an anti-doping violation in 2012 (so far anyways, for as we know the wheels of anti-doping justice turn slowly).
Learning that no sample was collected from Serena Williams during the "panic room" incident.
Most memorable quotes:
Sara Errani: "He [Dr. Luis Garcia del Moral] was the best doctor in Valencia for everything, so I have been working with him of course."
Serena Williams: "People show up at my house at five in the morning trying to test me. You never know when they come. Yeah, I get tested a lot. I don't know about the other players, but for me it's a pretty intense system..." (Williams went through 2010 and 2011 without a single out-of-competition test from either the USADA or ITF.)
Pat Cash: " It’s [Tennis] the perfect sport to take performance enhancing drugs, with the recovery, strengthening etc, but I think the lack of positive results shows that tennis is a clean sport."