Among the contracts tennis star Maria Sharapova has lost since failing a drug test at the Australian Open is an endorsement deal with Nike worth 70 million dollars. Will she be able to prove that she didn't know the drug she took had been banned?
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.
The former world No.1 women's tennis player, Maria Sharapova, is to return to action at a tournament in Germany after having served her doping ban. She was banned after a positive test at last year's Australian Open.
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.
The former world number one Maria Sharapova had spent the last 15 months away from the tennis court serving a doping ban. Sharapova faced Italian Roberta Vinci in the first round of the Stuttgart Grand Prix.
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