BREAKING NEWS: Sharapova doping ban reduced

By Jack Davies 4 October 2016 39
BREAKING NEWS: Sharapova doping ban reduced

Maria Sharapova has had her doping ban cut from two years to 15 months by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Sharapova was the subject of a suspension that was due to run until January 2018, after testing positive for banned substance meldonium at this year's Australian Open.

The former world number one claimed to be unaware that meldonium had been added to WADA's prohibited list at the start of 2016 and duly appealed to CAS.

A statement from the International Tennis Federation (ITF) on Tuesday confirmed Sharapova's ban would now run until April 2017.

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