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Charge Against Cornet Dismissed


Alize Cornet won a dismissal in a whereabouts charge against her.

The 28-year-old Frenchwoman was charged on January 11th with having three missed tests recorded against her within one 12-month period. Cornet failed to make herself available for testing at the time and location she declared for that purpose in her whereabouts filing, according to the January charge.

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An Independent Tribunal found, by a majority decision, that the doping control officer did not satisfy all of the requirements of the International Standard for Testing and Investigations in relation to the third missed test.

"I feel a great joy and huge relief after hearing about the ITF Independent Tribunal's decision," Cornet tweeted. "I'm happy that my explanations were heard and understood during the hearing, leading to the cancellation of my third no show."




The Independent Tribunal found the doping control officer did not do "what was reasonable in the circumstances (i.e. given the nature of the specified location) to try to locate the [player], short of giving [her] any advance notice of the test."

For that reason, the third missed test declared against Cornet no longer stands, the International Tennis Federation announced.

The decision determines the charge that Cornet committed a violation of the anti-doping program been dismissed.

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