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October 15th, 2016

Defending Champ Kuznetsova, Djokovic-Killer Bautista Agut Lead Next Week at Kremlin Cup

No Maria Sharapova in Russia as the former No. 1 remains sidelined for doping until April 2017, but Russian fans still get defending champion and former world No. 2 Svetlana Kuznetsova, and on the men’s side Roberto Bautusta-Agut who upset world No. 1 Novak Djokovic today in the semifinals at Shanghai.

Posted by Staff @ 5:34 pm in Moscow, Tennis | 4 Comments »

October 5th, 2016

4 Thoughts On Maria Sharapova’s Appeal “Victory”

What’s the future hold for Maria Sharapova?

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:07 pm in Drug Testing | 6 Comments »

October 4th, 2016

Maria Sharapova Wins Appeal, Doping Ban Reduced To 15 Months, She’ll Return In April

Maria Sharapova’s sentence was reduced by nine months, she’ll be back at the end of April.

Posted by Staff @ 10:05 am in Drug Testing | 18 Comments »

October 3rd, 2016

Verdict In Maria Sharapova’s Appeal Of Her 2-Year Ban To Be Announced 9am ET Tuesday

Tuesday morning will be decision day for Maria Sharapova.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 4:22 pm in Drug Testing | 5 Comments »

September 21st, 2016

Varvara Lepchenko Cleared In Meldonium Doping Case

While Maria Sharapova waits, Varvara Lepchenko has been cleared of her meldonium doping violation.

Posted by Staff @ 10:30 am in Drug Testing | 5 Comments »

July 12th, 2016

Appeal Delayed! Maria Sharapova Won’t Be At The Olympics Or The US Open

The decision on Maria Sharapova’s appeal has been pushed back to September.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:54 am in Wimbledon | 18 Comments »

June 14th, 2016

Maria Sharapova Files Appeal With CAS, Seeks Full Elimination Of 2-Year Doping Ban

Maria Sharapova hopes to have her 2-year ban thrown out by July 18.

Posted by Staff @ 7:36 pm in Drug Testing | 20 Comments »

June 8th, 2016

7 Thoughts On Maria Sharapova’s 2-Year Ban From Tennis

Breaking down the Maria Sharapova decision.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:47 pm in Drug Testing | 36 Comments »

June 8th, 2016

Maria Sharapova Ruled Guilty, Receives 2-Year Tennis Ban For Doping

Maria Sharapova has been banned from playing tennis until midnight January 25, 2018. The Russian will appeal.

Posted by Staff @ 11:30 am in Drug Testing | 49 Comments »

May 17th, 2016

Wozniacki Joins Sharapova, Growing List to Miss French Open

Now former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki has pulled out of the French citing her ongoing ankle injury.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 4:13 pm in French Open | 1 Comment »

April 13th, 2016

World Anti-Doping Agency Lays Groundwork for Reinstating Maria Sharapova

Sharapova claimed she was taking the drug, which its manufacturer says has performance-enhancing abilities (then said it didn’t) for various reasons, including magnesium deficiency and to ward off diabetes. Maybe from eating too much of her own “Sugarpova”-marketed candy and chocolates.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 2:12 pm in Drug Testing | 7 Comments »

April 6th, 2016

Dominika Cibulkova: I Don’t Feel Sorry For Maria Sharapova, I Won’t Miss Her, She’s Arrogant, Concieted And Cold

These two are not friends!

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:49 am in 2016 Season | 69 Comments »

March 12th, 2016

Top Tennis Players Weigh In On Maria Sharapova’s Doping Admission

Some of the top players in the game gave their take on the Maria Sharapova doping scandal.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:30 pm in Drug Testing | 13 Comments »

March 11th, 2016

Maria Sharapova Releases Statement To Correct The Media And Explain “The Facts”

Maria Sharapova wants to set the record straight.

Posted by Staff @ 6:53 pm in Drug Testing | 44 Comments »

March 11th, 2016

Maria Sharapova Probably Wanted To Get Away From It All, So She Took A Hike!

Maria Sharapova needed to get away for a while. Can’t blame her.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:36 am in Drug Testing | Comments Off