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April 27th, 2017

Maria Sharapova Victorious Over Vinci In Return From Drug Ban

Maria Sharapova won her first match back after a 15-month doping ban.

Posted by Staff @ 12:35 am in Stuttgart | 6 Comments »

April 25th, 2017

Maria Sharapova Reportedly Won’t Get A French Open Main Draw Wildcard

Former champion Maria Sharapova might have to play qualifying at the French Open!

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 5:13 pm in French Open | 4 Comments »

April 24th, 2017

Sharapova Set for Possibly-Unwelcoming 2017 Debut at Stuttgart; WTA Preview

Sharapova will enter the Stuttgart battlefield when she takes on Italy’s Roberta Vinci in her opener on the red clay.

Posted by Staff @ 10:52 am in Tennis | 13 Comments »

April 5th, 2017

11 Things I Think I Thought About Roger Federer And The First Quarter Of 2017

Sean Randall recaps the first three months of 2017.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 8:27 pm in 2017 Season | 43 Comments »

March 19th, 2017

Vesnina Ends 4-Year Drought with WTA Indian Wells Title

“Tennis is awesome, I can say,” Vesnina said.

Posted by Staff @ 10:17 pm in Indian Wells, Tennis | 3 Comments »

March 14th, 2017

Should Maria Sharapova Be Allowed To Get Wildcards?

The debate rages on.

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:43 pm in Drug Testing, WTA Tour | 7 Comments »

March 14th, 2017

Roger Federer: Maria Sharapova Paid The Price For What She Did

Roger Federer weighs in on the Maria Sharapova wildcard debate.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:21 am in Indian Wells | 3 Comments »

March 12th, 2017

Caroline Wozniacki Isn’t Thrilled Maria Sharapova Can Get Wildcards After Drug Ban

Should dopers like Maria Sharapova be able to use wildcard after serving their suspension? Many players say no.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:52 pm in Drug Testing, Indian Wells | 81 Comments »

January 10th, 2017

Maria Sharapova Set For April 26th Return From Ban In Stuttgart

On her first day of eligibility, Maria Sharapova will be back on the WTA.

Posted by Staff @ 9:52 am in Stuttgart | 133 Comments »

December 30th, 2016

Tennis-X 2016 Awards: Tennis’ Best Dopers, Tankers, Nutballs All Lauded

Who were the best and brightest from 2016?

Posted by Staff @ 4:07 pm in 2016 Season | 21 Comments »

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 »