Sharapova fails drug test

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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.
Not wrong about her not wanting Maria there to flog her yet again though....especially on clay!
 

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Can't stand the people racing to their high horses to condemn her for life for unknowingly taking a banned substance that had only just been added to the banned list. Hope she dominates while Serena is out just to stick it up them :thumbsu:
 

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Can't stand the people racing to their high horses to condemn her for life for unknowingly taking a banned substance that had only just been added to the banned list. Hope she dominates while Serena is out just to stick it up them :thumbsu:
She knew!

They always know, those who plead ignorance to breaking simple rules are parasites.

Hope her road back isn't easy :)
 

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She knew!

They always know, those who plead ignorance to breaking simple rules are parasites.

Hope her road back isn't easy :)
Disagree, she knew what she was taking was improving her performance - she obviously didn't know it was banned (if she did you can guarantee she would've jumped onto the next 'legal' substance).
 

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“I don’t think that’s right. She’s a cheater,” Bouchard told Turkey’s TRT World. “I don’t think a cheater at any sport should be allowed to play that sport again. It’s so unfair to all the other players who do it the right way and are true. I think from the WTA it sends the wrong message to young kids: ‘Cheat and we’ll welcome you back with open arms.’”
 

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who cares what an ITF player thinks. IIRC, they have had bad blood for a while. think it was about who is top bitch on the WTA/Nike

she hasnt yet. who knows what will happen. force her to go through qualies is my call.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/spor...-15-if-she-can-play-at-french-open/100735896/
i really should become a tennis administrator. If that is indeed what happens, you create interest that a Maria will generate(which is what WC should do) without as much backlash.

hopefully, they invite Maria to the live broadcast of her fate. should be riveting then.
 

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Member the 2014 WTA Tour Finals? Good times. Good times :rolleyes:

 

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Member the 2014 WTA Tour Finals? Good times. Good times :rolleyes:


Reminds me of the song,, bad blood lol



Actually I wouldn't be surprised if the French open gives her the WC. now that Serena is out the women's side needs their big stars playing,ie, Maria
 

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Reminds me of the song,, bad blood lol

Actually I wouldn't be surprised if the French open gives her the WC. now that Serena is out the women's side needs their big stars playing,ie, Maria
As if she wouldn't win qualifying anyway. It's smart anyway, as it allows a qualifier to maybe be French coming out of the Qualifying. Maria isn't losing to chumps ranked 200+ in qualifying!
 

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be harsh on the plodders who draw her in Qualifying.
That's why they will give her a WC be done with it. Let some young French girl hopefully qualify.

Without Williams it will be an absolute disaster for marketing reasons alone if Sharapova isn't there. No doubt they have already made their mind up they just want to look like they have thought about it.
 

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LOL. The men are playing too. There will be alot of focus on Rafa going for 10.
They are but the WTA will want Sharapova there, it just is the way it is. They want their headline stars there, they have already lost Serena...Azarenka is injured, and Bouchard will last literally 1 round!
 

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She has made the semis in her firs tournament back. She plays Kiki Mladenovic next up.

now, Kiki wasn't the nicest person to Maria when she was gone.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-14/shes-a-cheater-mladenovic-launches-scathing-attack-on-sharapova/7244290

best quoteshttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-14/shes-a-cheater-mladenovic-launches-scathing-attack-on-sharapova/7244290
"All the other players are saying she's a cheater," Mladenovic told French newspaper Le Parisien. "You sure doubt and think that she didn't deserve all she won until now.

"She wasn't really liked. I respected her for her career but she wasn't really nice nor polite, let's be honest.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-14/shes-a-cheater-mladenovic-launches-scathing-attack-on-sharapova/7244290
 
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