Ban Reduced For Sharapova

Publish Date
Wednesday, 5 October 2016, 9:04AM
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The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Tuesday reduced former world No.1 tennis player Maria Sharapova's two-year doping ban by nine months.

An arbitration panel "found that Ms Sharapova committed an anti-doping rule violation and that while it was with 'no significant fault', she bore some degree of fault, for which a sanction of fifteen months is appropriate," Switzerland-based CAS said in a statement.

The ban took effect from January 26, 2016.

Five-time grand slam winner Sharapova was banned by the International Tennis Federation in June following a positive test for the banned drug meldonium during January's Australian Open.

via Radio Sport

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