- Title: CAS to rule on Sharapova's doping ban on Tuesday
- Date: 3rd October 2016
- Summary: LONDON, UK (FILE 2012) (REUTERS) ****WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** VARIOUS OF MARIA SHARAPOVA PRACTICING PARIS, FRANCE (FILE 2014) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF SHARAPOVA, WINNER OF THE 2014 FRENCH OPEN, HOLDING TROPHY WITH EIFFEL TOWER IN THE BACKGROUND LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND (FILE 2014) (REUTERS) EXTERIOR OF COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT (CAS) SIGN 'COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT' CAS MAIN ENTRANCE LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE - MARCH 2016) (REUTERS) (SOUNDBITE) (English) MARIA SHARAPOVA SAYING: "I know that with this I face consequences and I don't want to end my career this way and I really hope that I will be given another chance to play this game. And I know that many of you thought that I would be retiring today and announcing my retirement but if I was ever going to announce my retirement it would probably not be in a downtown Los Angeles hotel with this fairly ugly carpet." LONDON, UK (FILE 2014) (REUTERS) SHARAPOVA PRACTICING
- Embargoed: 18th October 2016 17:56
- Keywords: Tennis doping Maria Sharapova CAS
- Location: LONDON, UK. LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND/ LOS ANGELES, USA
- City: LONDON, UK. LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND/ LOS ANGELES, USA
- Country: Switzerland
- Topics: Sport,Tennis
- Reuters ID: LVA00152G9E7Z
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- Story Text: The verdict in Maria Sharapova's appeal against a two-year doping ban will be announced by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Tuesday (October 3).
CAS said it would issue the decision at 1300 GMT (9 A.M. ET).
Five-times grand slam winner Sharapova was banned by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) in June following a positive test for the banned drug meldonium during January's Australian Open.
The former world number one from Russia is seeking to have her suspension wiped out or reduced.
She had called the ITF's ruling "unfairly harsh" as an independent tribunal had found that she had not intentionally violated anti-doping rules.
Sharapova, 29, admitted taking meldonium during the season's opening grand slam in Melbourne but said she had been unaware that it had been banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
Meldonium was added to WADA's list of banned substances at the start of the year after mounting evidence that it boosted blood flow and enhanced athletic performance.
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