The ITF states (p. 7):
"Savings of $180,000 were made in Anti-Doping as legal, tribunal and programme administration costs were all lower than expected due to fewer positive cases."That makes it the 4th consecutive year the ITF has underspent its anti-doping budget.
Further (p. 98):
"Testing under the 2013 TADP [Tennis Anti-Doping Programme] is ongoing, and at the time of writing, around 650 samples have been collected from 25 events, including Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Grand Slams, ATP Tour and WTA Tour. In March, the Anti-Doping Working Group, which includes representation of the ITF, Grand Slams, ATP and WTA committed to making three key changes to the Programme: increased out-of-competition testing; increased blood testing; introduction of the ‘Athlete Biological Passport’. These changes, which are anticipated to come into effect in the second half of 2013 will ensure that tennis remains a leader in anti-doping.It is now the "second half of 2013" have the "key changes" been implemented? What substances were TUEs granted for?
"A total of 38 Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE) were granted under the TADP in 2012. The average time from receipt of a complete TUE application to a decision by the TUE Committee was 2.6 days."
Also, here is the budget forecast (p. 11):
These numbers don't appear to support stories of increased anti-doping funding (also see here) that were reported earlier this year.
I trust journalists will question the ITF about these matters.