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Maria Sharapova Hopes to Play in the Rio Olympics

Maria Sharapova wears a chic sundress as she grabs lunch at Il Pastaio on Tuesday (June 21) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Earlier that week, the 29-year-old tennis pro stepped out for ice cream with her coach Sven Groeneveld and a friend.

Maria filed an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport seeking to overturn or reduce her suspension imposed by the International Tennis Federation, according to ESPN. Maria was recently suspended for two years from the sport after she failed a drug test back in January.

The court will issue its ruling by July 18 the latest. If the suspension is thrown out, Maria will be able to compete at the Rio Olympics, which open on August 5.

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Maria Sharapova Releases Statement on 2 Year Tennis Suspension

Athlete Maria Sharapova has released a statement about the “unfairly harsh two-year suspension” she received from the sport of tennis after failing a drug test earlier this year.

“Today with their decision of a two year suspension, the ITF tribunal unanimously concluded that what I did was not intentional. The tribunal found that I did not seek treatment from my doctor for the purpose of obtaining a performance enhancing substance. The ITF spent tremendous amounts of time and resources trying to prove I intentionally violated the anti-doping rules and the tribunal concluded I did not. You need to know that the ITF asked the tribunal to suspend me for four years – the required suspension for an intentional violation — and the tribunal rejected the ITF’s position,” the 29-year-old athlete wrote on Facebook.

“While the tribunal concluded correctly that I did not intentionally violate the anti-doping rules, I cannot accept an unfairly harsh two-year suspension. The tribunal, whose members were selected by the ITF, agreed that I did not do anything intentionally wrong, yet they seek to keep me from playing tennis for two years. I will immediately appeal the suspension portion of this ruling to CAS, the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
I have missed playing tennis and I have missed my amazing fans, who are the best and most loyal fans in the world. I have read your letters. I have read your social media posts and your love and support has gotten me through these tough days. I intend to stand for what I believe is right and that’s why I will fight to be back on the tennis court as soon as possible,” she continued.

Also on her Facebook, Maria added how the rules of how the suspension process works. Head over to her Facebook to read more.

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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.

Maria Sharapova Might Play in the Summer Olympics for Russia!

Maria Sharapova takes some cute photos with her candy bars during the launch of Maria Sharapova Sugarpova Chocolate on Tuesday (May 24) at Chicago Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago, Ill.

The 29-year-old tennis player, who was suspended from the International Tennis Federation after failing a drug test earlier this year, might get to show off her skills this summer at the Olympics!

Maria has been placed on the preliminary team for Russia and the Russian Tennis Federation hopes she will be cleared in time to play in Rio.

“If she isn’t able to compete, then the next-highest player on the ranking list will go into the team,” the federation’s president said (via USA Today).

FYI: Maria is wearing a Zara top, a Bassike skirt, and Nike shoes.

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Misty Copeland & Maria Sharapova Go Glam for Met Gala 2016

Ballet star Misty Copeland and tennis pro Maria Sharapova step out in style at the 2016 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday (May 2) in New York City.

“Thrilled to be attending my first #MetGala! My dress was created for me by #JuanCarlosObando #ManusxMachina,” Maria tweeted to her followers. “My inspiring friend @hairbyadir created this modern ponytail for tonight’s #MetGala.”

FYI: Maria is wearing a Juan Carlos Obando dress and earrings with Gianvito Rossi shoes. Misty is wearing Jason Wu with Stuart Weitzman shoes, Tiffany & Co bracelet and earrings, and Rauwolf clutch.

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Miranda Kerr, Lily Aldridge & Ashley Graham 'Drop It Like It's Hot' In Denim - Watch Here!

Miranda Kerr, Lily Aldridge and Ashley Graham look gorgeous as they make their way out Snoop Dogg‘s Vogue Denim Dinner Party held at El Compadre restaurant on Wednesday (April 6) in Hollywood.

The three models were joined at the event by Maria Sharapova, Amber Valletta, Claudia Jordan, and Gillian Jacobs.

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The dinner party was held in celebration of Vogue‘s best denim of the season feature where Miranda, Lily, and Ashley as well as Rosie Huntington-Whiteley dance it out to Snoop‘s hit “Drop It Like It’s Hot” in their best denim – Watch below!


Vogue: 22 Denim Looks You Need Now!

FYI: Miranda is wearing a Brock Collection blazer. Lily is wearing Established jewelry. Ashley is wearing J Brand jeans.

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Chelsea Handler Wears Her Bra on the Beach After Forgetting Her Bikini!

Chelsea Handler wears her bra on the beach instead of a bikini on Sunday (March 27) in Los Cabos, Mexico.

The 41-year-old comedian was joined by a group of friends including a bikini-clad Maria Sharapova, celebrity hairstylist Adir Abergel, and more.

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“I forgot my bathing suit and just thought….who cares…” Chelsea wrote on her Instagram that same day, and posted a video of her rapping!

Watch the rapping video below…

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