Titled Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova at the tournament in Stuttgart will play their first match after a long disqualification.
Doping scandal Sharapova became public knowledge on March 7, 2016 – the Russian emergency press conference in Los Angeles announced the delivery of a positive doping samples taken from her on January 26 in Melbourne during the Australian Open.
In the body of the ex-first racket of the world found Meldonium, which is with 1 on the first of January 2016 has been included in the prohibited list. Team Sharapova didn’t check the updated information from the world doping Agency and continued to work with the drug, which led to a long disqualification tennis player.
Anti-doping Committee of the International tennis Federation on 8 June last year Sharapova was disqualified for two years, but later the Russian had managed to reduce the term “the ban” for up to 15 months.
The return of Sharapova is accompanied by disturbances in the WTA tour. The fact is that the Russian do not have ranking points, tournament in Stuttgart, Madrid and Rome, the so-called wild card spots in the main draw of the tournament. Many tennis players believe that in connection with the disqualification for doping Sharapova must build his return to tennis.
The Russian returned to the court at the right time Serena Williams left in a long decree, Victoria Azarenka has not yet resumed her career, Petra Kvitova continues to recover after an armed attack, and Angelique Kerber, given its ongoing crisis is difficult to call a full-fledged leader of the WTA tour. In fact, at the top of women’s tennis now, no one, and Sharapova in case of success returns can seize the initiative in their own hands.
His first match after the disqualification Maria Sharapova will play today at 19:30 Kyiv time. In the first round of a clay tournament in Stuttgart the Russian woman is waiting for the experienced Roberta Vinci.
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