Sharapova makes victorious return after doping ban

/ Apr 27, 2017

Sharapova makes victorious return after doping ban

Looking relieved, Maria Sharapova went through her familiar routine of waving to the crowd and blowing kisses after winning her first match in her return from a 15-month doping ban on Wednesday. The five-time Grand Slam champion and former No. 1 beat Roberta Vinci ...

/ Apr 23, 2017

Sharapova to face Vinci in comeback opener

Maria Sharapova was drawn to face veteran Italian Roberta Vinci in her opening match at next week’s Stuttgart tournament as the five-time Grand Slam champion returns from a 15-month doping ban. The former world No. 1 was controversially handed a wild card into the ...

/ Feb 15, 2017

Becker: Sharapova deserves second chance

Boris Becker believes Maria Sharapova has paid her dues and deserves a second chance when she returns to tennis in April at the end of her 15-month doping ban. Sharapova, a five-time Grand Slam champion, failed a dope test for the drug meldonium at ...

ITF hits back at Sharapova over comments on suspension

/ Oct 6, 2016

ITF hits back at Sharapova over comments on suspension

The International Tennis Federation blasted Maria Sharapova on Wednesday after she said that the governing body was attempting to make an example of her during her bitter doping ban. The 29-year-old Russian superstar, who had a two-year suspension slashed to 15 months on Tuesday ...

Sharapova's lawyer blasts WADA chief

/ Jun 21, 2016

Sharapova's lawyer blasts WADA chief

Maria Sharapova’s attorney, John Haggerty, hit out at World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) head Craig Reedie for comments he made about the Russian tennis star’s earnings. Speaking at a WADA symposium in London on Monday, Reedie complained that his organization’s yearly budget of $30 million ...

Sharapova appeals two-year ban for doping

/ Jun 15, 2016

Sharapova appeals two-year ban for doping

Maria Sharapova appealed her two-year doping ban to the highest court in sports on Tuesday, and an expedited ruling will be issued next month ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Sharapova filed an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport seeking to ...

Sharapova suspended for two years for failed drug test

/ Jun 9, 2016

Sharapova suspended for two years for failed drug test

Maria Sharapova was suspended Wednesday for two years for failing a drug test, labeled “the sole author of her own misfortune” because she hid regular pre-match use of a newly banned substance from anti-doping authorities and members of her own entourage. The tennis star ...

/ Apr 14, 2016

Sharapova hearing for meldonium will proceed: ITF

Maria Sharapova still faces a hearing after testing positive for meldonium, despite the World Anti-Doping Agency issuing fresh rules for athletes who tested positive for the banned substance before March 1, the International Tennis Federation has said. The five-time Grand Slam champion tested positive ...