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Maria Sharapova to return from doping ban in April

Maria Sharapova to return from doping ban in April

Maria Sharapova will return from her 15-month doping ban at a tournament in Germany in April.

Car manufacturer Porsche, which sponsors Sharapova and the event in Stuttgart, said Tuesday that Sharapova has been given a wild-card entry into the tournament. It will be her first official competition since she tested positive for meldonium at last year's Australian Open.

“I could not be happier to have my first match back on tour at one of my favorite tournaments,” said the 29-year-old Sharapova, who won the Stuttgart tournament from 2012 to 2014.

Sharapova will be eligible to return on April 26, the third day of main-draw play, which could leave her facing a busy schedule of...

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