http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/8392115.stm The World Anti-doping Agency is to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) against the bans given to Yanina Wickmayer and Xavier Malisse. The Belgian duo were suspended for a year by the Flemish Doping Tribunal (VDT) for breaching anti-doping rules. Wada says the appeal will allow them to receive full details about the cases and possibly request a longer ban. "To drop from two to one year there have to be justifiable elements," Wada legal director Olivier Niggli said. "We're going to appeal because we still don't have all the elements which will allow us to decide whether a sanction of one year is appropriate," Niggli added. "The scale of sanctions [under the world anti-doping Code] is between one and two years. US Open semi-finalist Wickmayer was banned after failing to report her whereabouts three times, while the 29-year-old Malisse failed to report twice. He also missed a test when unavailable at an address he had provided and was banned for a year. Under Wada rules, elite athletes must make themselves available for out-of-competition testing for one hour a day, 365 days a year, giving three months' notice as to their location. Wickmayer and Malisse have already appealed to Cas, and are also taking legal action in Belgium as well as filing a complaint to the European Commission. Niggli said Wada would meet with Flemish authorities on Friday, adding: "We need to see how we can coordinate our actions, and to be consistent in how we approach this case because the athletes seem to want to make it an affair of principles on different levels." Meanwhile, Wada has ratified the guidelines for the Athlete Biological Passport which will enhance the fight against drug use in sport. The association's executive committee approved the long-standing system which has been under consideration since 2002. The system allows biological values provided by athletes to be plotted over time and abnormalities to be reported. One thing stood out. You have to be available one hour each day, ok. But you have to give THREE MONTHS' NOTICE on that!? WTF!? i'm with murray and nadal that's ridiculous.