Sharapova’s recent doping admission
The Russian recently admitted to consuming the substance Meldonium at the Australian Open. This substance, which she has been taking for over a decade for increasing blood flow was already added to World Anti‑Doping Agency’s banned list on January 1st, 2016. Subsequently, she was banned for two years by an International Tennis Federation tribunal. However, she appealed to the court of arbitration for sport and successfully reduced the ban to 15 months.