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World tennis chief calls for end of secrecy over players who fail drug tests

• ITF president, David Haggerty, says players should be named
• Adds that the sport’s authorities believed in a zero tolerance approach

Players who fail a drugs test and receive a provisional ban – such as Maria Sharapova in March – should be named, the International Tennis Federation president, David Haggerty, has told the Guardian.

This would help eradicate suspicions about players who mysteriously disappear from the Tour while the suspension is played out before an official decision on their guilt or innocence is announced.

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