Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova's doping ban cut from two years to 15 months

Maria Sharapova's doping ban cut from two years to 15 months

Maria Sharapova's doping ban was reduced from two years to 15 months Tuesday, meaning the Russian tennis star can come back in April and return to Grand Slam play at the French Open.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport cut nine months off the suspension imposed on Sharapova, who tested positive for meldonium at the Australian Open in January.

Sharapova, a five-time Grand Slam champion and former No. 1-ranked player, appealed to CAS in June seeking to overturn or reduce the two-year suspension imposed by the International Tennis Federation.

The CAS panel found that Sharapova “bore some degree of fault” for the positive test, saying a 15-month sanction was...

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