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Maria Sharapova Suspended for 2 Years for Doping

FILE - This is a Monday, March 7, 2016 file photo showing tennis star Maria Sharapova speakings about her failed drug test at the Australia Open during a news conference in Los Angeles. Sharapova has been suspended for two years by the International Tennis Federation for testing positive for meldonium at the Australian Open. The ruling, announced Wednesday, June 8, 2016 can be appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
FILE - This is a Monday, March 7, 2016 file photo showing tennis star Maria Sharapova speakings about her failed drug test at the Australia Open during a news conference in Los Angeles. Sharapova has been suspended for two years by the International Tennis Federation for testing positive for meldonium at the Australian Open. The ruling, announced Wednesday, June 8, 2016 can be appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

LONDON— Maria Sharapova was suspended from tennis for two years Wednesday for testing positive for meldonium at the Australian Open, and immediately responded by saying...




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