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Maria Sharapova appeals to CAS in doping case; ruling by July 18

Lausanne: Russian superstar Maria Sharapova has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against her two-year doping ban, CAS confirmed yesterday.

Maria SharapovaMaria Sharapova. Pic/AFP

The 29-year-old tested positive for the controversial banned medication meldonium during January’s Australian Open.

“In her appeal to the CAS, Ms Sharapova seeks the annulment of the Tribunal’s decision to sanction her with a two-year period of ineligibility further to an anti-doping rule violation,” CAS said in a statement, adding that a decision would be made by July 18 at the latest.

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