BREAKING: Maria Sharapova wins appeal to Court of Arbitration for Sport, reducing ITF ban from two years to 15 months. April 2017 return.— Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) October 4, 2016
Statement from Maria Sharapova on the CAS decision: pic.twitter.com/wJ5LcqeXpZ— Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) October 4, 2016
CAS : Sharapova— Richard Ings (@ringsau) October 4, 2016
CAS finds the case "is not about an athlete who cheated"
This was a case of an inadvertent ADRV pic.twitter.com/EE7qAOl2fk
- Sharapova was banned after testing positive for Meldonium
- Admitted to talking the substance after it's ban in January 2016 because she didn't check that the link of newly banned substances
- She said she had been taking the substance since 2006 for her health
- She will be free to play again from 26th April 2017
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ngl I half expected a reduction, but not such a big reduction.