Sports giant Nike said the tennis star "did not intentionally break the rules" as racket manufacturer Head also said it would stand by her.Read the full story ›
Maria Sharapova has received a two-year ban from tennis after testing positive for a banned substance.Read the full story ›
Maria Sharapova has been named to compete at the Rio Olympics despite being suspended.
The five-times grand slam tennis champion tested positive for the banned substance meldonium and was provisionally suspended on March 12.
"We will include Sharapova in the team, which we need to announce by 6 June," Shamil Tarpishchev, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) member and president of the Russian Tennis Federation (RTF), told the R-Sport news agency.
"Whether she competes or not should be decided by the end of the first week of Roland Garros."
Sharapova is waiting for the outcome of a tennis anti-doping committee’s hearing of her meldonium positive case.
Tennis star Maria Sharapova faces an anti-doping panel on Wednesday after testing positive for the banned drug meldonium in January.Read the full story ›
Tennis star Maria Sharapova said she is "determined to fight back" against misreporting as she denied missing five warnings about meldonium.Read the full story ›
World number two Andy Murray has said Maria Sharapova should accept her suspension.Read the full story ›
Maria Sharapova's racket sponsor Head will look to its deal with the Russian star despite her positive drug test.Read the full story ›
Rafa Nadal has said he believed Maria Sharapova has been treated "fairly" after she admitted failing a drug test.
The men's world number five said: "Everybody can have mistakes. I want to believe for sure that it is a mistake for Maria, she didn't want to do it.
"But it is obvious that it is negligence. The rules are like this. It is fair and now she must pay for it."
Maria Sharapova released a statement on Facebook two days after announcing she had failed a drug test at the Australian Open in January.Read the full story ›
World number one Novak Djokovic has given his support to Maria Sharapova and said he hopes she "gets out of this stronger".
Women's tennis' most bankable star made the stunning announcement on Monday that she had failed a drug test for meldonium at the Australian Open.
Djokovic and Sharapova share a racquet sponsor and Djokovic has famously done impressions of the Russian on court.
He told TMZ.com: "I obviously wish her all the best. I've known her for a long time. I feel for her with all that's happening and I just hope she gets out of this stronger."