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Maria Sharapova Wins Appeal, Doping Ban Reduced To 15 Months
Maria Sharapova Wins Appeal, Doping Ban Reduced To 15 Months

The Russian Tennis star Maria Sharapova has had her two-year doping ban reduced to 15 months after a successful appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

The reduction comes after the Russian tennis star tested positive for meldonium in January.

Sharapova will now be free to compete again in April 2017, with her ban beginning with her positive test earlier this year.

Sharapova was sentenced to a two-year ban from tennis in June, having tested positive in January and announced the news herself at a press conference in March.