Monday, March 5, 2012

So Who Get's Tested The Most?

by Savannah

On Sunday @Tehaspe started posting ITF information about who was drug tested in and out of competition on Twitter. Out of competition means that they showed up at your abode at some ungodly hour and asked you to pee in a cup or whatever they ask you to do in this circumstance. The information is quite interesting.

For example in 2010 neither Caroline Wozniacki, Andy Roddick, Andy Murray or Li Na were tested out of competition. Interesting no? While both Venus Williams and Serena Williams were tested in competition in 2010 neither was tested out of competition.

Both Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Gael Monfils were tested out of competition as was Richard Gasquet.

David Ferrer and Juan-Carlos Ferrero were tested more often out of competition than Fernando Verdasco. Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic who were all tested at the same rate.

Victoria Azarenka, Maria Sharapova and Agnieszka Radwanska were also tested out of competition.

To see all of the PDF's please go HERE. I couldn't open the PDF's in Safari but I could in Firefox.

For those who have trouble loading the PDF @Tehaspe has uploaded the 2010 list here.

It's an interesting read.

Weekend Winners
Hsieh Su-Wei is the first Asian to win the title in Malaysia. I saw her play two or three years ago and thought she had a nice game that could take her places. Instead she's been on the Challenger circuit. Kuala Lumpur was plagued by rain and players ended up playing two matches on finals day.
Doubles winners in Kuala Lumpur were Chang Kai-Chen (R) and Chuang Chia-Jung (L) of Taiwan.

Sara Errani, one of the smallest WTA players, had a great time in Acapulco. She defeated countrywoman Flavia Pennetta who has won Acapulco before.
Errani, not satisfied with winning the singles crown turned around and with Roberta Vinci won the doubles title. Congratulations Sara!
Fernando Verdasco, who played the men's singles final joined with David Marrero to win the men's doubles in Acapulco.
David Ferrer won the men's singles title defeating Fernando Verdasco.

In Dubai Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna were the last team standing in the doubles competition.
Roger Federer defeated Andy Murray to take the singles title in Dubai.

Delray Beach saw South Africa's Kevin Anderson win it all. He defeated top seeded John Isner on his way to the championship.
Colin Fleming and Ross Hutchins won the doubles.

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