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 ...

Jun 7, 2016

Serena overtakes Sharpaova as world's highest-paid female athlete

Two days after her stunning loss to Garbine Muguruza in the French Open final, Serena Williams scored a different win on Monday, when Forbes Magazine reported she has overtaken Maria Sharapova as the world’s highest-paid sportswoman. Williams earned $28.9 million over the past 12 ...

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 ...

Apr 13, 2016

Sharapova still in Russia's Olympic plans

Russia says Maria Sharapova is still in its plans for the Olympic tennis tournament in August despite her provisional suspension for failing a drug test. Sharapova has been suspended since last month, when she admitted she tested positive for the banned substance meldonium at ...

Serena says Sharapova's admission took courage

Mar 9, 2016

Serena says Sharapova's admission took courage

Serena Williams says Maria Sharapova “showed a lot of courage” in taking responsibility for her failed drug test. On Monday, the Russian star revealed she tested positive the day she lost to Williams in the Australian Open quarterfinals in January. At a news conference ...

Sharapova admits to failing drug test

Mar 8, 2016

Sharapova admits to failing drug test

Maria Sharapova’s tennis career and Olympic hopes are in jeopardy, and she claims it’s all because she failed to click on a link in an email that would have told her to stop taking meldonium. The five-time major champion says she failed a doping ...

Mar 4, 2016

Sharapova skipping BNP Paribas Open

Maria Sharapova will miss the BNP Paribas Open because of a left forearm injury. The hard-court tournament at Indian Wells, which begins next week, announced the five-time major champion’s withdrawal on Thursday. Sharapova is currently No. 7 in the WTA rankings.