'Sharapova may never play again after positive doping test'
Five-time grand slam tennis champion Sharapova tested positive for the drug at this year’s Australian Open.
MOSCOW - The situation of Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova is "bad" after she tested positive for the banned substance meldonium and she may never play again, R-Sport news agency quoted Shamil Tarpishchev, the president of the Russian Tennis Federation, as saying on Thursday.
Five-time grand slam tennis champion Sharapova tested positive for the drug at this year's Australian Open after it was added to WADA's list of banned substances in January.
WADA said that athletes who tested positive for meldonium before 1 March could have bans overturned as the agency was unable to establish how quickly the drug cleared the human body.