Maria Sharapova fails a drug test at the Australian Open

Maria Sharapova

Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova announced Monday that she had failed a drug test at this year’s Australian Open. She said she had legally taken the drug, meldonium, since 2006 to treat several health issues. It was added to a list of substances banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency as of Jan. 1. Tennis officials provisionally suspended her starting March 12. Sponsors Nike, Porsche, and Swiss watch brand Tag Heuer suspended ties with the five-time Grand Slam winner.

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