The five-time grand slam winner tested positive for Meldonium, a performance enhancer. She claims she was unaware the drug was on a list of banned substances.
Maria Sharapova dropped the first set but battled back to beat Timea Babos and reach the third round. The big names continue to struggle at Flushing Meadows with Nick Kyrgios, Fabio Fognini and Pablo Cuevas all losing.
The president of Germany’s athletics federation has expressed frustration over a delay in the release of a survey on doping. The report indicated that the problem in athletics could be worse than previously thought.
Two-time French Open champion Maria Sharapova has been denied a wildcard to this year's tournament. "It is my responsibility to respect the high standards of the game," said the president of the French Tennis Federation.
Maria Sharapova is set to return to action on Wednesday after serving a 15 month suspension for doping. But the Russian player's comeback is far from universally popular among her fellow players.
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