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Ruling in favor of Wickmayer, Malisse

Updated: December 14, 2009, 4:30 PM ET
Associated Press

BRUSSELS -- A Belgian court Monday suspended the one-year doping bans given to tennis players Yanina Wickmayer and Xavier Malisse.

Wickmayer's lawyers hope the injunction will make 16th-ranked Wickmayer eligible to play as soon as possible. The U.S. Open semifinalist hopes to receive a wild card for the Australian Open.

Shortly after the ruling, she was offered a wild card to the ASB Classic. The Jan. 4-9 tournament in New Zealand serves as a tuneup for the Australian Open, the year's ...

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