Shara­pova to miss Rio Olympics

Daily Trust - - SPORT -

Five-time Grand Slam cham­pion Maria Shara­pova will miss the Rio Olympics after her doping ap­peal was post­poned un­til Septem­ber by the Court of Ar­bi­tra­tion for Sport (CAS).

She was given a two-year sus­pen­sion in June after test­ing pos­i­tive for the banned sub­stance mel­do­nium.

Shara­pova ap­pealed to CAS but both the 29-year-old Rus­sian and the In­ter­na­tional Ten­nis Fed­er­a­tion need more time to pre­pare their cases.

The Rio Olympics start on 5 Au­gust.

Maria Shara­pova

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