I Doped Like Maria Sharapova And It Was Actually Pretty Great

I have some personal news I’d like to share: I’m doping. With performance-enhancing drugs, even. The same kind that got tennis star Maria Sharapova banned from the professional tour for 15 months, and the reason she needs tournaments like the U.S. Open—which starts today in New York—to offer her wildcard entries so…

Maria Sharapova Gets U.S. Open Wild Card, Will Play First Grand Slam Since 15-Month Doping Ban

Ready yourself for takes: the U.S. Tennis Association has granted Maria Sharapova a wild card into the U.S. Open main draw, meaning she will play her first Grand Slam since he return from a 15-month ban for use of the substance meldonium, a heart disease medication said to improve recovery. In general, wild cards are…

Report: Maria Sharapova Won't Get A Wild Card For The French Open

How will women’s tennis welcome back Maria Sharapova—formerly its richest star, if not its most successful—after her 15-month ban for breaking its doping rules, however absurd those might be? Her return was bound to be messy. Because all of Sharapova’s ranking points dissolved during her absence from the tour, she’s…

Maria Sharapova Claims She Didn't Click The Link That Would Have Told Her Her Drug Was Banned

World No. 7 Maria Sharapova could face a ban as long as four years from the sport (though likely much shorter) for testing positive for meldonium, long one of athletes’ favorite legal substances before it made its way onto the World Anti-Doping Agency’s banned list on Jan 1. If her explanation is to be believed, it’s…

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