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Clijsters slams bans for Belgian duo

sports Updated: Nov 07, 2009 22:39 IST
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Belgian tennis star Kim Clijsters on Saturday slammed the “extremely harsh” sanctions imposed on compatriots Xavier Malisse and Yanina Wickmayer for missing drug tests. Wickmayer and Malisse were handed one-year bans by the Flemish Doping Tribunal (VDT) for falling foul of doping regulations.

“To receive a one-year ban because of this seems extremely harsh and is potentially career-ending for both of them,” US Open champion Clijsters said on her Twitter message system.

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