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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

TENNIS : MARIA SHARAPOVA TO PLAY AT US OPEN AS WILD CARD; FIRST GRAND SLAM APPEARANCE SINCE BANNED FOR DOPING !


TENNIS : MARIA SHARAPOVA TO PLAY AT US OPEN AS WILD CARD; FIRST GRAND SLAM APPEARANCE SINCE BANNED FOR DOPING !
Controversial Tennis Star Maria Sharapova has been given wild card to play at the US Open this year.

It will be Maria Sharapova's first Grand Slam appearance since banned for 15 months for doping last year.

Sharapova was denied a wild card at the French Open in May, and didn't ask for a wild card at the following Wimbledon in July - - perhaps, knowing what was coming.

Sharapova was originally banned for 2 years but later reduced to 15 months, following her appeal.

RELATED STORY: MARIA SHARAPOVA WINS DOPING BAN APPEAL !

Maria Sharapova was found positive with an illegal substance, called Meldonium, at the Australian Open in January 2016.

She later admitted taking this drug for at least ten years. Probably longer.

Her diabetes, was her flimsy excuse.

Meldonium is a performance-enhancing drug. It increases oxygen movement to muscles, and so could enhance stamina and endurance, especially for athletes.

Meldonium was added in the list of banned substances by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in January 2016.

An alarming number of athletes had been using this drug - - intentionally to enhance performance - - it was revealed recently.

There were already at least 124 cases of positive drug tests for Meldonium on the WADA list -- and is growing.

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Since flunking the drug test, Maria Sharapova had come under heavy fire both from inside and outside tennis.

Perhaps, the most stinging was from Tennis Hall Of Famer Jennifer Capriati who wanted Sharapova stripped of all her professional titles in tennis.

While Canadian Tennis Sensation Eugenie Bouchard had openly called Sharapova a "cheater" in her media and public statements, following Sharapova's drug scandal.

Bouchard further mocked Sharapova in their tense, can't-see-eye-to-eye duel at the Madrid Open last May where Bouchard handed Sharapova a humiliating loss.

She stomped her victory with a sarcastic Tweet "How Bow Da!" @GenieBouchard

Bouchard later revealed she received many private messages pre-match, rooting for her, as most tennis players wanted Maria Sharapova to lose.

RELATED STORY: EUGENIE BOUCHARD BEATS MARIA SHARAPOVA - - IN HER FACE !























































Maria Sharapova is set to make her first grand slam appearance since serving a 15-month doping ban.
Posted by CNN Sport on Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Can she win it?
Posted by BBC Sport on Tuesday, 15 August 2017

US Open Tennis Championships announces wildcard for 2006 champion Maria Sharapova.

Complete list ⬇️
Posted by WTA on Tuesday, 15 August 2017



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