On Tuesday former world number one tennis player Maria Sharapova's had her two-year doping ban reduced by nine months by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Switzerland-based CAS said in a statement, an arbitration panel quote "found that Ms Sharapova committed an anti-doping rule violation and that while it was with 'no significant fault', she bore some degree of fault, for which a sanction of fifteen months is appropriate," end quote. The ban took effect from Jan. 26, 2016. Following a positive test for the banned drug meldonium during January's Australian Open, five-times grand slam winner Sharapova was banned by the International Tennis Federation in June.
Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova, who is one of the world's most successful female athletes, has appealed her two-year suspension by world's tennis governing body ITF to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. (more) Read More
Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova, who is one of the world's most successful female athletes, has been banned from professional tennis for two years after she failed a drugs test at the 2016 Australian Open. (more) Read More