Written by Staff Writer
08 Jun, 2016 | 10:01 pm
Maria Sharapova has been banned for two years by the International Tennis Federation for using a prohibited drug.
The Russian was provisionally banned in March after testing positive for meldonium at January’s Australian Open.
The heart disease drug, which 29-year-old Sharapova says she has been taking since 2006 for health issues, became a banned substance on 1 January 2016.
The five-time Grand Slam winner says she will appeal against the ban, which is backdated to 26 January 2016.
Source : BBC
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