Top Stories

Maria Sharapova Suspended 2 Years From Professional Tennis for Failed Drug Test

Maria Sharapova Suspended 2 Years From Professional Tennis for Failed Drug Test

Maria Sharapova has been suspended for two years from professional tennis after she admitted she failed a drug test taken back in January at the Australian Open.

The 29-year-old tennis pro was suspended today by the International Tennis Federation for taking meldonium, a blood flow boosting drug. Maria claimed she had used the drug since 2006, but it was recently banned.

“I take great responsibility and professionalism in my career every day,” Maria said at a press conference in March. “I made a huge mistake. I let my fans down. I let my sport down.”

The ruling can be appealed.

Just Jared on Facebook
Photos: Getty
Posted to: Maria Sharapova, Sports

JJ Links Around The Web

WENN
  • Chester Bennington may be buried next to longtime friend Chris Cornell - TMZ
  • Camila Cabello debuted a brand new song in concert - Just Jared Jr
  • Katie Holmes took Suri to see Dear Evan Hansen - TooFab
  • American Horror Story season 7 finally has a title - The Hollywood Reporter
  • Troian Bellisario is glad films are starting a conversation about eating disorders - Just Jared Jr