Yanina Wickmayer fought back from brink of defeat to make the final of the Auckland Classic.
Belgian Yanina Wickmayer won the ABS Classic title to continue her emergence from the shadow of celebrated compatriots Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin.
Belgium’s Yanina Wickmayer upset top seed Flavia Pennetta 6-3, 6-2 in the final of the Auckland Classic on Saturday to complete a remarkable return to the courts after having a doping ban overturned.
Belgium`s Yanina Wickmayer has made a winning return to the WTA Tour after her ban for anti-doping violations was lifted, beating Germany`s Julia Goerges 6-3, 6-4 at the ASB Classic.
Rising tennis star Yanina Wickmayer says she isn`t a drugs cheat and blames Belgian doping authorities for the breach of anti-doping regulations which caused her to be banned for a year.
Belgian tennis star Yanina Wickmayer says she has no time for drugs cheats and scant regard for the tennis officials in her own country who banned her on a drugs technicality.
A Belgian court on Monday suspended a one-year ban imposed on tennis players Yanina Wickmayer and Xavier Malisse for violating anti-doping regulations, Wickmayer’s agent said.
Japan’s Kimiko Date Krumm earned a place Friday in the Bali Tournament of Champions semi-finals when Belgian Yanina Wickmayer quit on news of her one-year ban for missing doping tests.
Belgium’s Yanina Wickmayer, a semi-finalist at this year’s US Open, is considering an appeal against a one-year ban for failing to comply with doping regulations.
Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark beat error-prone Belgian Yanina Wickmayer 6-3 6-3 on Saturday to advance to the women`s final of the US Open against former champion Kim Clijsters.
Yanina Wickmayer put Belgium on the forefront of grand slam tennis once again when she surged past Kateryna Bondarenko 7-5, 6-4 to reach the US Open semi-finals on Wednesday.
A nine-year Yanina Wickmayer only picked up a tennis racket as she needed some time out from her dying mother`s battle with cancer.
Unseeded, overlooked and largely unknown on the international stage, Yanina Wickmayer moved into the semi-finals of the US Open on Wednesday.
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