Famous Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova received a two-year suspension for use of a prohibited drug.
The international tennis Federation announced the verdict on high-profile doping scandal with eks-the first racket of the world Maria Sharapova. Russian woman is disqualified for two years – in tennis, Sharapova will be able to return on 25 January 2018.
The decision of the ITF tennis player can dispute in the Sports arbitration court in Lausanne. It is worth noting that the maximum period of Ineligibility Sharapova could be four years.
“To completely undo suspension is impossible, as it recognized the fact that he took the drug after the 1st of January. But I think actually shorten the time. Moreover, it will be possible to take into account good behavior, Sharapova and physician’s orders for use of this drug,” – said the President of Federation of tennis of Russia Shamil Tarpischev.
A positive doping test for Meldonium Sharapova surrendered on the 26th of January during the Australian Open. Seventh Mar tennis player at a press conference announced the failed doping test.
Sharapova because of health problems 10 years used inflammation. From the first of January 2016, this drug was included in the list is prohibited, as WADA (World anti-doping Agency) has repeatedly warned sportsmen. Sharapova and her team missed the prohibition of Meldonium and paid for it a long disqualification.
Maria Sharapova is a five-time winner of the tournament series Grand slam, 29-year-old Russian 35 times he won the competition of the WTA tour and has won silver medals of the Olympic games 2012. The highest paid athlete of the last decade.