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Sharapova to be reinstated as UN goodwill ambassador in April
Johannesburg [South Africa], Nov.11 : Embattled Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova will once again resume her role as a United Nations (UN) goodwill ambassador when her doping suspension ends in April, the body has confirmed.

'Sharapova will be back in WTA rankings after 3 tournaments next ...
Moscow, Oct 24 : Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova, currently suspended on doping-related charges, will return to the singles rankings following her performance at three tournaments next year, a senior official with the Russian Tennis Federation (RTF) said on Monday.

Sharapova removed from women's tennis rankings
Moscow, Oct 24 : Suspended Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova was removed from the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) singles rankings, according to a report on the organisation's website on Monday.

Sharapova has no plans of coming to Kremlin Cup: Russian tennis ...
Moscow, Oct 18 : Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova has no plans of arriving in Moscow to watch the Kremlin Cup tennis tournament, Russian Tennis Federation (RTF) president Shamil Tarpishchev has said.

ITF denies trying to ban Sharapova for four years
Madrid, Oct 7 : The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has denied that it tried to ban Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova for four years.

Sharapova may be granted wild card at 2017 French Open
Moscow, Oct 6 : French Open organisers don't rule out handing Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova a wild card to participate in the Grand Slam event next year.

Sharapova's absence has negative impact on tennis: Vesnina
Moscow, Oct 5 : The absence of Maria Sharapova at major tournaments has a negative impact on the world of tennis, Russian Olympic Champion Elena Vesnina has said.

'CAS verdict proves ITF mishandled Sharapova's doping case'
Moscow, Oct 5 : The International Tennis Federation (ITF) handled Maria Sharapova's doping case very poorly and the Court of Arbitration for Sport's (CAS) decision to reduce her suspension has proved that, the Russian tennis star's lawyer John Haggerty has said.

Sharapova's two-year ban slashed to 15 months, can play in April 2017
London [England], Oct.04 : Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova can return to the sport in time for next year's French Open after the Court of Arbitration reduced her two-year doping ban to 15 months on appeal.

Sharapova's doping ban reduced to 15 months by CAS
Lausanne, Oct 4 : The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Tuesday reduced Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova's two-year suspension over doping to 15 months.

Sharapova's doping ban reduced to 15 months by CAS
Lausanne, Oct 4 : The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Tuesday reduced Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova's two-year suspension over doping to 15 months.

Sharapova will know in October if her doping ban goes
Moscow Sep 13 : Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova will find out in the first week of October if her two-year doping ban will be overturned, the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Tuesday.

Sharapova may start playing from January 2017
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 15 : Russian star Maria Sharapova, suspended for two years for violating anti-doping rules, may start competing again as of January 2017, the president of Russia's tennis federation Shamil Tarpishchev said on Monday.

Maria Sharapova agrees with ITF to postpone CAS decision until ...
Madrid, July 11 : Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova on Monday agreed with the International Tennis Federation (ITF) to postpone the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS), to consider her challenge against a previous decision to suspend her from playing tennis for two years.

Sharapova's Rio dreams over as CAS delays doping decision
Geneva, July 11 : Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova's dreams of competing at next month's Rio Olympics were dashed after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Monday delayed the decision on her two-year doping ban to September 19.

Sharapova out of Rio as CAS delays decision on doping appeal
Johannesburg, July 11 : The verdict on Maria Sharapova's two-year appeal against her doping suspension has been postponed till September, thus ruling the embattled Russian tennis star out of next month's Rio Olympics.

'Sharapova will return to Olympic roster if CAS okays her appeal'
Moscow, June 29 : Maria Sharapova will be returned to the national Olympic entry list for the 2016 Rio Games in case the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) issues a positive ruling on her appeal, Russian Tennis Federation (RTF) president Shamil Tarpishchev said.

Sharapova's lawyer blasts WADA chief over 'unprofessional' income ...
Johannesburg, June 21 : Maria Sharapova's lawyer John Haggerty has lashed out at World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) chief Craig Reedie after the latter made an 'unprofessional' statement about the Russian tennis star's earnings.

Federer calls for 'zero tolerance' amid Sharapova's doping ban
Johannesburg, June.10 : 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer has backed the two-year ban meted out to beleaguered Maria Sharapova while reiterating that he has a 'zero tolerance' stance against doping.

Wozniacki says Sharapova ban a 'sad situation' for tennis
London, June 9 : Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniacki said on Thursday that the two-year ban of Maria Sharapova due to doping offence is a "sad situation" for the sport.

Nike to continue sponsoring Sharapova despite two-year doping ban
Melbourne, June.9 : Maria Sharapova has received an unexpected boost when sportswear giant Nike declared that it 'will continue to partner' with the beleaguered Russian tennis star despite her two-year suspension for failing a drug test at this year's Australian Open.

Sharapova banned for two years for dope use
London, June 8 : Russian star Maria Sharapova was banned for two years by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) on Wednesday after a failed drugs test.

Sharapova banned for two years
London, June 8 : Russian star Maria Sharapova was banned for two years by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) on Wednesday after a failed drugs test.

Maria Sharapova banned for two years
London, June 8 : An Independent Tribunal appointed under Article 8.1 of the 2016 Tennis Anti-Doping Programme has found that Russian Tennis legend Maria Sharapova committed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation under Article 2.1 of the Programme and as a consequence has disqualified the affected results ...

Sharapova's Olympic substitution deadline set for July 18: ITF
Moscow, May 27 : Russian tennis authorities will be able to substitute tennis star Maria Sharapova in their 2016 Olympics entry list before July 18 in case she would be disqualified by the International Tennis Federation (ITF), the world's governing body of tennis said on Friday.

'Sharapova to be replaced from Olympic roster if ineligible'
Moscow, May 27 : Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova, currently suspended over doping abuse accusations, has been included in the country's national Olympic roster for the 2016 Games in Rio but will be replaced in case she is still ineligible to play, the president of the Russian Tennis Federation ...

Russia names Sharapova in Olympics tennis squad
Moscow, May 26 : The Russian Tennis Federation (RTF) has named dope offender and suspended star Maria Sharapova among four tennis players who will compete in women's singles at the Olympics in Rio.

Maria Sharapova named in Russia's Olympics tennis squad
Moscow, May 26 : The Russian Tennis Federation has named four players, including Maria Sharapova, in their list of women who will compete in the upcoming Rio Olympics.

Sharapova listed in Russia's Olympic squad despite doping ban
Melbourne, May.26 : Embattled Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova has been provisionally named in her country's squad for the forthcoming Rio Olympics.

Sharapova doping case hearing not before June
Moscow, May 17 : The hearing of Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova's doping case will not take place before June, Russian Tennis Federation president Shamil Tarpishchev has said.

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