Wick­mayer sus­pended

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - SPORT -

YAN­INA WICK­MAYER has vol­un­tar­ily with­drawn from the on­go­ing Com­mon­wealth Bank Tour­na­ment of Cham­pi­ons af­ter re­ceiv­ing a one-year sus­pen­sion by a Bel­gian anti-dop­ing tri­bunal.

First al­ter­nate Vera Du­shev­ina of Rus­sia takes the third-seeded Wick­mayer’s place in the draw.

Wick­mayer, 20, was sus­pended on Thurs­day for fail­ing to re­port her where­abouts to anti-dop­ing of­fi­cials three times. She has de­nied any wrong­do­ing and said on her web site she planned to ap­peal to the Court of Ar­bi­tra­tion for Sport.

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