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Maria Sharapova's doping ban cut from 2 years to 15 months

AP
Published Oct 4, 2016, 6:53 pm IST
Updated Oct 5, 2016, 2:13 pm IST
Sharapova, a five-time Grand Slam champion, tested positive for meldonium at the Australian Open in January and received a two-year ban.
Sharapova appealed to Court of Arbitration for Sport in June. (Photo: AP)
 Sharapova appealed to Court of Arbitration for Sport in June. (Photo: AP)

Lausanne: The highest court in sports has cut Maria Sharapova's two-year doping ban to 15 months.

The decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport means the Russian tennis star will be able to return to competition in April, in time for the French Open.

 

Sharapova, a five-time Grand Slam champion and former No. 1-ranked player, tested positive for meldonium at the Australian Open in January and received a two-year ban from the International Tennis Federation.

She appealed to Court of Arbitration for Sport in June.

The arbitration panel says she "bore some degree of fault" for the positive test "for which a sanction of 15 months is appropriate."

Her ban took effect on Jan. 26.

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Location: Switzerland, Vaud, Lausanne




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