Maria Sharapova loses grudge match to Genie Bouchard, who called for her lifetime ban

Maria Sharapova loses grudge match to Genie Bouchard, who called for her lifetime ban

Two weeks after calling Maria Sharapova a “cheater” who should be banned from tennis for life, Genie Bouchard doled out her own punishment to her former, fallen idol, defeating Sharapova 7-5, 2-6, 6-4 in a fortuitous and dramatic second-round meeting at the Madrid Open. The expected fireworks were strictly limited to the play – anyone hoping for […]

Maria Sharapova wins appeal, has suspension reduced to 15 months

Maria Sharapova wins appeal, has suspension reduced to 15 months

Maria Sharapova has won her appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, lopping nine months off the two-year suspension she received from the International Tennis Federation after testing positive for meldonium in January. The ban was announced June 8 but backdated to Jan. 26, when the failed test was discovered during this year’s Australian […]