Uh oh, looks like it’s more bad news for Maria Sharapova
Life after her failed drug test is not looking great for Maria Sharapova. After testing positive for the banned substance meldonium back in January, the world of the five-time Grand Slam winner has been turned upside down. Sharapova is currently on suspension from playing tennis and many of her endorsements with major brands like Nike, Tag Heuer and Porsche have been frozen. And now, to add further insult to injury, the president of the Russian Tennis Federation Shamil Tarpishchev has expressed doubt about Sharapova ever making a successful comeback. Describing it as a "bad situation", Tarpishchev also said it was "very doubtful" she'll be able to turn her career around after the scandal.
Sharapova is currently suspended from the pro tennis circuit, but the International Tennis Federation has yet to reveal its full verdict. Reports vary, but some predict a six to 12 month ban, while others suggest it could be as long as a four year suspension. Sharapova maintains she was unaware that the substance had been placed on the banned drug list.
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