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.
Maria Sharapova has been named as part of a broader Indian police investigation into alleged cheating and criminal conspiracy. The tennis star endorsed a luxury apartment project that was never built.
Angelique Kerber is the hot favourite to progress after being handed a straightforward tie against a compatriot at the Australian Open. The draw itself was controversial, after Maria Sharapova was chosen to host.
Billie Jean King has called for Melbourne's Margaret Court Arena to be renamed amid backlash over Court's divisive views on sexuality. These include negative comments made about members of the LGBT community.
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.
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