BRUSSELS (AFP) Xavier Malisse and Yanina Wickmayer will find out on January 7 if their year-long bans for missing drug tests are to be provisionally lifted, a civil court announced here on Monday. At a hearing attended by Wickmayer, lawyers for the two Belgian tennis players asked for the bans to be suspended until the State Council has ruled on the validity of the decision of the Flemish Doping Tribunal (VDT) to ban them. Malisse and Wickmayer, the US Open semi-finalist, were last month both suspended by the VDT for failing to comply with the whereabouts rule, which demands that they make themselves available for out-of competition testing. The World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) revealed to AFP last week that they have decided to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to demand tougher penalties against the pair. From January 1, the majority of elite athletes will have to inform doping authorities of their daily schedule for three months in advance and provide details of where they can be found at a given hour each day.