Sportswear giant Nike suspended its ties with Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova after she failed a drug test at the Australian Open. The former world number one said a change in the WADA's banned list for 2016 led to an inadvertent violation.
The former French Open finalist and world number five Sara Errani has been banned from tennis until October after a failed a drugs test in February. She claims she took her mother's cancer drug by mistake.
The winner of five Grand Slam titles has confessed to failing a drug test at the Australian Open in January. She tested positive for meldonium, which was added to the WADA list of banned substances on January 1.
Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova has been banned for two years by the International Tennis Federation (ITF), following her positive test for banned drug meldonium at this year's Australian Open.
The former world number one has had her doping ban reduced. The Russian tested positive for the banned drug meldonium during January's Australian Open, but has always denied that she took it to boost performance.
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