Sharapova appeals two-year doping ban to Court of Arbitration for Sport

Sharapova appeals two-year doping ban to Court of Arbitration for Sport

LAUSANNE: Russian superstar Maria Sharapova has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against her two-year doping ban, CAS confirmed on Tuesday. The 29-year-old tested positive for the controversial banned medication meldonium during January’s Australian Open. The ban, announced by the International Tennis Federation last week, is backdated to January 26 this year, when […]

Tennis star Sharapova banned for two years for doping

Tennis star Sharapova banned for two years for doping

Russian former world number one Maria Sharapova was handed a two-year ban by the International Tennis Federation on Wednesday following her positive test for banned drug meldonium at this year’s Australian Open. In a statement the ITF said the 29-year-old five-times grand slam champion’s ban would be back-dated to Jan. 26 this year, meaning her […]