Maria Sharapova's failed drug test: What the international tennis community said

Longtime sponsor Nike to announced it was suspending ties during the investigation.

Last Updated: Mar 08, 2016, 16:23 PM IST
Maria Sharapova's failed drug test: What the international tennis community said

 New Delhi: Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova said on Monday she had failed a drug test at the Australian Open due to a substance she was taking for health issues, leading longtime sponsor Nike to announce it was suspending ties during the investigation.

Here is how the international tennis fraternity reacted to the news.

Jennifer Capriati: I'm extremely angry and disappointed. I had to lose my career and never opted to cheat no matter what. I had to throw in the towel and suffer. I didn't have the high priced team of drs that found a way for me to cheat and get around the system and wait for science to catch up. The responses are exactly what i am talking about. Everything based on illusion and lie driven by the media for over 20 yrs. Beyond unfair.

(With Agency inputs)