Maria Sharapova doping ban reduced to 15 months

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Russian tennis ace Mario Sharapova get some relieve as The Highest court in sports has cut the two-year doping ban to 15 months. This is mean she will able to participate in next year’s French Open.

The arbitration panel says she “bore some degree of fault” for the positive test “for which a sanction of 15 months is appropriate.”

Sharapova’s was banned from the game in June 2015 after she failed a test for the then recently banned drug meldonium following her loss to Serena Williams in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open. It is believed the ban was started from January 2016, and with her appeal accepted now, she will have served it by the end of April 2017.

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