Sharapova receives two-year ban, backdated to January 2016

by: Ed McGrogan | June 08, 2016

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The Russian failed a test for meldonium, a banned substance, at the Australian Open. (AP)

BREAKING: Five-time Grand Slam singles champion and former No. 1 Maria Sharapova has received a two-year ban, backdated to January 2016, for a failed drug test at the Australian Open.

The full decision from the Interational Tennis Federation can be found at this link:

More on the decision:

Sharapova has already released a statement:

More on this breaking news as it develops.

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