Sharapova suspended for two years

It’s a big blow to tennis player Maria Sharapova.

She’s been suspended for two years by the International Tennis Federation for testing positive for the drug meldonium at the Australian Open.

The five-time Grand Slam champion was provisionally suspended in early March, when she announced at a news conference in Los Angeles that she failed a doping test in January.

She said she was unaware that the World Anti-Doping Agency had barred athletes from using meldonium as of the beginning of the year.

The Canadian Press

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