The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) announced yesterday that their ruling on the Maria Sharapova doping appeal won’t be decided until as late as September 19.
In a statement, CAS said, “Maria Sharapova and the International Tennis Federation (ITF) have agreed to defer the CAS decision until September 2016. Due to the parties requiring additional time to complete and respond to their respective evidentiary submissions, and several scheduling conflicts, the parties have agreed not to expedite the appeal. A decision is expected to be issued by 19 September 2016.”
Previously, CAS said they would expedite their decision before the Olympics on or by July 19. But with the ruling no longer expedited, Sharapova’s participation hopes in the summer games and the US Open is over.
With the latest news, Sharapova, who hasn’t played since February, won’t return before the fall Asian swing at the earliest.
Sharapova received a 2-year ban from the ITF last month for using the banned drug meldonium.
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