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Sharapova Gets 2-Year Doping Ban

Tennis star says she'll appeal, calls ruling 'unfairly harsh'

(Newser) - Maria Sharapova has been suspended for two years by the International Tennis Federation for testing positive for meldonium at the Australian Open. The ruling, announced Wednesday, can be appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, reports the AP . Sharapova quickly released a statement via Facebook saying she would appeal... More »

Serena May Be Suspended for Tirade

Williams could be barred from up to two tournaments

(Newser) - The International Tennis Federation is still mulling a number of penalties for Serena Williams' courtside tirade at the US Open and could end up suspending her from key tournaments. Williams has already been fined $10,500 by the US Tennis Association and has apologized for her obscenity-laced rant in which... More »

Serena Bounced in Australia

No. 3 ranked Jankovic knocks off the defending champ in straight sets

(Newser) - Third-ranked Jelena Jankovic ended the run of defending champion Serena Williams today in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, 6-3, 6-4, reports the AP. Williams, who had cruised through her first four matches without losing so much as a set, appeared sluggish chasing down shots and lost some speed on... More »

Hingis Nets 2-Year Ban for Coke

Ex-top player must return Wimbledon prize money

(Newser) - Martina Hingis received a 2-year ban from competitive tennis today after testing positive for cocaine at last year's Wimbledon tournament, the BBC reports. The former world No. 1 had already announced her retirement, so the ban may not mean much, but she also has to return about $130,000 in... More »

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