The International Tennis Federation has lifted the one-year bans imposed on Belgian tennis players Yanina Wickmayer and Xavier Malisse for violating anti-doping rules.
The ITF says both players are cleared to begin competing again immediately.
Wednesday’s decision comes two days after a court injunction in Belgium suspended the bans.
Wickmayer, a U.S. Open semifinalist, and 2002 Wimbledon semifinalist Malisse were suspended by a Belgian court on November 5 for breaking World Anti-Doping Agency rules. They failed to report their whereabouts for drug testing three times. The ITF imposed the bans worldwide.
The 20-year-old Wickmayer claims she was not properly informed of the online reporting requirements for drug-testing that led to her ban.