Sharapova fails drug test

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Bumpswithagrin

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I can completely understand the majors offering Sharapova a WC, they want bums on seats after all. Also, would it be fair to other qualifiers if she was forced to go through the qualifying rounds?
 

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Can we leave the Essendon rubbish out of it? They aren't comparable scenarios at all.
You're right I should not have bitten. Guess the hawks supporters will focus on anything now their era is over.

France have a big anti doping focus so I completely understand their reluctance to offer her a WC.
 

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I can completely understand the majors offering Sharapova a WC, they want bums on seats after all. Also, would it be fair to other qualifiers if she was forced to go through the qualifying rounds?

That's it... she's a tennis superstar, of course, the GS and other tournaments want her playing in the main draw
 

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That's it... she's a tennis superstar, of course, the GS and other tournaments want her playing in the main draw
Her 5 majors might be nothing to sneeze at but she is more of a corporate superstar. WTA (who are a joke) should focus less on quick fix pin-up girls as saviours like Sharapova, Bouchard, Wozniacki, etc... and focus more on promoting tennis players like Kerber, Ka Pliskova, Konta, Svitolina.
 

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You're right I should not have bitten. Guess the hawks supporters will focus on anything now their era is over.

France have a big anti doping focus
so I completely understand their reluctance to offer her a WC.
yeah you are right. i forgot how anti doping they are.

If she does play at the french, then the crowds will give it to her.
 

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If Sharapova receives a RG wildcard and does well at the tournament, I cannot see her receiving much praise or support.
 

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Maybe but people will get over it quick. Could be worse Serena could be winning everything
Prefer Serena winning over Sharapova that's for sure. Disappointing Williams won't be able to continue to further the steak and better the h2h record.
 

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Now Radwanska is against Maria receiving the WC:


"I'm not hiding my opinion. I think the same as Andy Murray," said Radwanska, adding that she would not give Sharapova wildcards if she was in charge of a tournament. "This kind of entry into the tournament should be available only for players who were dropped in the ranking due to injury, illness or other random accident.

“Not for those suspended for doping,” she said. “Maria should rebuild her career in a different way, beginning with smaller events."

But Eisenbud was quoted attacking Radwanska and Wozniacki as “journeyman” players, and said they had “no clue” about the ruling in her case and wanted to keep her from playing to improve their chances at the French Open.

http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2017/04/agnieszka-radwanska-weighs-maria-sharapova-wildcard-debate/65610/

Some direct words from Maria's agent

 

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Calling Radwanska a journeyman player - whack! She's a bit better than that. I do think that the fact that Maria is not well liked on the tour is playing into this a bit though too.
 

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