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More anti-doping tests coming for pro tennis


The Internatio­nal Tennis Federation says more doping tests will be carried out on profession­al players this year. In a joint initiative between the ITF, ATP, Grand Slam Board and WTA, the number of tests this year will increase to 8,000 from 4,899 in 2016. More samples will be placed into long-term storage. ITF president David Haggerty says, “We welcome this strengthen­ing of the sport’s anti-doping efforts.”

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