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Maria Sharapova knocked out of US Open by Anastasija Sevastova

Sharapova, who won the 2006 US Open, was given a wildcard to play in New York (Image credit: AFP)

Maria Sharapova’s first Grand Slam tournament in 19 months ended with defeat by Anastasija Sevastova in the US Open fourth round. Latvia’s Sevastova, the 16th seed, won 5-7 6-4 6-2 to reach the quarter-finals in New York. The 27-year-old will play Sloane Stephens in the quarter-finals, after the American beat Julia Goerges. Sharapova, ranked 146th after returning from a doping ...

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Maria Sharapova doping ban appeal verdict to be given on Tuesday

Russia's Sharapova is a five-time Grand Slam winner (Image credit: Getty Images)

Maria Sharapova will find out the result of her appeal against a two-year doping ban on Tuesday, says the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas). The five-time Grand Slam winner, 29, was banned by the International Tennis Federation after testing positive for meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open. The Russian, who said she had been taking the drug since 2006 ...

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Rio 2016: Banned Maria Sharapova named in Russia’s Olympic team


Maria Sharapova has been named in Russia’s tennis team for August’s Rio Olympics, despite currently serving a doping suspension. The 29-year-old tested positive for meldonium at January’s Australian Open. But the country’s tennis federation said Sharapova’s participation at Rio “should be resolved” this week. Russia’s track and field athletes are banned from international competition over recent doping scandals, though other ...

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Sharapova suspended by UN


The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has suspended Maria Sharapova after her failed a drug test. The Russian, 28, tested positive for meldonium and has been provisionally suspended from 12 March. “We last week suspended her role as a Goodwill Ambassador,” said a UNDP spokesperson. Sharapova has held the role since 2007 and has been suspended from “any planned activities ...

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Maria Sharapova failed drugs test at Australian Open

Tennis player Maria Sharapova addresses the media at The LA Hotel Downtown on March 7, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Sharapova, a five-time major champion, is currently the 7th ranked player on the WTA tour. Sharapova, withdrew from this week’s BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells due to injury.

Former world number one Maria Sharapova has revealed she failed a drugs test at the Australian Open. Sharapova, 28, tested positive for meldonium, a substance she has been taking since 2006 for health issues. The five-time Grand Slam champion is provisionally suspended from 12 March pending further action. The sportswear company, Nike, announced that it was halting its relationship with ...

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Wimbledon: Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova in semi-final

Serena Williams of the United States returns a shot to Maria Sharapova of Russia, during the women's singles semifinal match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Thursday July 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

World number one Serena Williams brushed aside fourth seed Maria Sharapova to set up a Wimbledon final against Spain’s Garbine Muguruza. The American, 33, extended her winning run against Sharapova to 17 matches over 11 years with a 6-2 6-4 victory. Williams could win a sixth Wimbledon and 21st major title on Saturday, when she can also complete a ‘Serena ...

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