French tennis player Alize Cornet cleared of doping charge

LONDON — Former top-20 tennis player Alize Cornet has been cleared of a doping charge by an independent tribunal.

The International Tennis Federation announced Tuesday that the decision was made because a doping control officer "did not satisfy all of the requirements" in trying to locate Cornet, a 28-year-old from France, for what originally was considered a third missed out-of-competition drug test in a 12-month span.

Missing three tests in a year is considered a doping offense.

The investigation of Cornet came to light in January.

She has been ranked as high as No. 11, in 2009, and is currently No. 32.

Cornet has won five WTA titles.

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