Maria Sharapova’s doping suspension has been reduced, and she feels vindicated and empowered.
After testing positive in 2016 Australian Open for meldonium, the r0-year-old tennis player received a two-year ban. She has been taking the medicine for 10 years within the rules, however, Sharapova still got the ban as the drug was reclassified.
“Although I’m at a stage or age in my career where you’re closer to the end than your beginning, you always want to end a chapter in your life on your own terms, in your own voice,” Sharapova told the ANA Inspiring Women in Sports conference at Mission Hills.
“That’s why I fought so hard for the truth to be out,” said the five-times grand slam winner