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Evian 'closely' following Sharapova developments

Maria Sharapova counts Evian among her many sponsors Credit: Zabulon Laurent

Evian has announced that is 'closely' following developments in the investigation into tennis star Maria Sharapova after she announced yesterday that she had failed a drugs test.

It comes as Sharapova lost her sponsorship deals with Nike, Tag Heuer and Porsche following the revelations.

The parent company of the water brand, Danone, said it was "surprised" after the star admitted taking what is now a banned medication but did not comment directly on the status of her current sponsorship deal.

Evian has been a partner of Maria Sharapova for many years, and until now, we have maintained a trustworthy professional relationship.

Evian attaches great importance to health, to integrity, and transparency, and we will follow closely the development of the investigation.

– Danone