Maria Sharapova appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport

June 15, 2016
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Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova appealed her two-year doping ban Tuesday to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. This court is highest in sports, so, Maria believes it will reduce her two-year suspension.

Tennis player Sharapova is seeking to overturn or, at least, reduce the suspension imposed by the International Tennis Federation. It decided that Ms Sharapova has no right to play in the professional tennis league because of her positive doping probe.

Sharapova, the 29-year-old Russian tennis star, appealed her two-year doping ban Tuesday to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The scandal has started at the Australian Open 2016, Maria’s doping test showed a presence of meldonium, which was banned by the International Tennis Federation in January 2016.

So now, the question for Maria Sharapova is her taking part at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. In view of such an important sports event, the Court agreed to an ‘‘expedited procedure’’, which will allow finalizing its decision by July 18. In the worst case, Ms Sharapova will take a long pause in her professional career until January 25, 2018. No Olympic Games, neither any Grand Slam tournaments — it’s too cruel for such a prominent tennis star.

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