Maria Sharapova Banned From Tennis For Two Years
Maria Sharapova has been suspended from tennis for two years today for testing positive for meldonium at the Australian Open. She however immediately responded by saying she would appeal the decision to sport’s highest court.
The ruling by an independent three-person panel appointed by the International Tennis Federation said Sharapova did not intend to cheat, but that she bore “sole responsibility” and “very significant fault” for the positive test.
“While the tribunal concluded correctly that I did not intentionally violate the anti-doping rules, I cannot accept an unfairly harsh two-year suspension,” Sharapova said in a statement.
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