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Maria Sharapova feels vindicated and empowered after doping ban

Maria Sharapova feels vindicated and empowered after doping ban

Sharapova`s ban will end two days after the Stuttgart grand prix starts on April 24.

Maria Sharapova should 'start from bottom', says Caroline Wozniacki

Maria Sharapova should 'start from bottom', says Caroline Wozniacki

"I think it's very questionable, allowing -- no matter who it is -- a player that is still banned to play a tournament that week," Wozniacki said. "I think it's disrespectful to the other players and the WTA."

Russian team boss slams Maria Sharapova wild card critics, calls her 'true professional'

Russian team boss slams Maria Sharapova wild card critics, calls her 'true professional'

The five-time Grand Slam title winner will need French Open organisers to hand her a wild card at Roland Garros, where she is a two-time winner, as her world ranking was wiped off during her ban imposed for testing positive for meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open.

French Open reluctant to hand Maria Sharapova wild card despite doping ban return

French Open reluctant to hand Maria Sharapova wild card despite doping ban return

The Russian superstar will return to the tour on April 26 in Stuttgart, the day that her 15-month ban for testing positive for the banned substance meldonium ends.

Maria Sharapova deserves a second chance after paying her dues: Boris Becker

Maria Sharapova deserves a second chance after paying her dues: Boris Becker

Becker, a three-times Wimbledon champion, said it was right that Sharapova was allowed to return to the sport and hopes her comeback will not cause problems in the locker room.

Maria Sharapova handed Madrid Open wildcard

Maria Sharapova handed Madrid Open wildcard

Sharapova hasn`t played on tour since testing positive for meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open.

Maria Sharapova to make comeback at Stuttgart claycourt after learning boxing during doping ban

Maria Sharapova to make comeback at Stuttgart claycourt after learning boxing during doping ban

Sharapova will return to action at the Stuttgart claycourt tournament on April 26 after her initial two-year ban was cut to 15 months.

Maria Sharapova to return as UN goodwill ambassador after doping ban expires

Maria Sharapova to return as UN goodwill ambassador after doping ban expires

Sharapova, 29, had admitted using meldonium for 10 years to help treat illnesses, a heart issue and a magnesium deficiency.

Maria Sharapova will be back in WTA rankings after 3 tournaments next year, claims RTF President

Maria Sharapova will be back in WTA rankings after 3 tournaments next year, claims RTF President

Sharapova has been allowed by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) to play in exhibition matches before her ban expires.

Maria Sharapova to face Garbine Muguruza in Madrid exhibition

Maria Sharapova to face Garbine Muguruza in Madrid exhibition

Sharapova is not free to compete on the WTA Tour until at least April 2017.

Maria Sharapova has no plans of coming to Kremlin Cup, says Russian tennis chief

Maria Sharapova has no plans of coming to Kremlin Cup, says Russian tennis chief

The Russian player is now eligible to officially return back to tennis courts starting April 26 next year.

Maria Sharapova to play exhibition event in Las Vegas

Maria Sharapova to play exhibition event in Las Vegas

Maria Sharapova`s initial 24-month ban for testing positive for meldonium was cut to 15 months by the Court of Arbitration for Sport last Tuesday.

Weekly sports roundup, October 3-9: From money minting MS Dhoni biopic to India's shock defeat to South Korea

Highlights of the week were India reclaiming number one spot in ICC Test ranking and India suffering a rare defeat in kadaddi.

Maria Sharapova may be granted wild card at 2017 French Open

Maria Sharapova may be granted wild card at 2017 French Open

The Russian player is now eligible to officially return to tennis courts starting April 26 next year.

WADA made 'mistakes' with meldonium ban: Andy Murray

WADA made 'mistakes' with meldonium ban: Andy Murray

Sharapova had her two-year tennis ban for doping reduced to 15 months by the Lausanne-based CAS.

Maria Sharapova doping: CAS reduces ban on Russian star to 15 months from 24

Maria Sharapova doping: CAS reduces ban on Russian star to 15 months from 24

Sharapova openly admitted she had been taking meldonium for 10 years to help treat illnesses, a heart issue and a magnesium deficiency.

Maria Sharapova awaits CAS decision on doping ban

Maria Sharapova awaits CAS decision on doping ban

She has 35 WTA singles titles and more than $36 million in career earnings.

Maria Sharapova appeal verdict set for early October

Maria Sharapova appeal verdict set for early October

The original ruling had been expected by July 18, with Sharapova hoping a successful appeal would allow her to spearhead the Russian tennis team in Rio.

Maria Sharapova could return in January, says Shamil Tarpishchev

Maria Sharapova could return in January, says Shamil Tarpishchev

Former world number one Sharapova was suspended following a positive test for the banned drug meldonium during January`s Australian Open.

Sponsors missing from action in war on doping: Whistleblower

Sponsors missing from action in war on doping: Whistleblower

Nike is also not alone in sponsoring athletes who have had positive doping tests.