Maria Sharapova Receives 2-Year Suspension for Doping Violation, Reveals Appeal

The International Tennis Federation announced a two-year suspension for Maria Sharapova on Wednesday after she violated the sport’s anti-doping policy.

Sharapova, 29, was initially suspended from the sport in March for a failed test at the Australian Open. She admitted to taking the drug meldonium, which she had long used but the World Anti-Doping Agency had recently banned.

On her Facebook page, Sharapova revealed she will appeal the suspension. 

More to follow.