by – Craig Lord, SwimVortex
Tennis player Maria Sharapova has been banned for two years following her positive test for a banned substance. The suspension was back-dated to January 26 this year, the day she provided a urine sample to testers after her quarter-final match at the Australian Open.
Details of the breaking news to follow. The case of the tennis player who tested positive for meldonium may prove significant to other pending cases, including that of Russian swimmer Yuliya Efimova, depending on the outcome of the evidence heard and ruling of the FINA Doping Panel after a May 30 hearing. – read more
(Pictures: Maria Sharapova seen attending the 2016 Met Gala in NYC.)