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Sharapova nears revelation on doping appeal verdict

Maria Sharapova will find out in the first week of October if her two-year doping ban will be overturned,the Court of Arbitration for Sport has revealed.

The five-time Grand Slam winner was banned by the International Tennis Federation after testing positive for Meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open after the drug became a banned substance on January 1st 2016.

The 29 year old Russian who said she had been taking the drug since 2006 for health problems, appealed against the ban.

She maintains she had “not tried to use a performance-enhancing substance”.

 

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