Sharapova handed two-year ban for failed drugs test; plans to appeal

Five-time grand slam champion Maria Sharapova was Wednesday banned from tennis for two years after testing positive for a newly banned substance.

Sharapova thanks fans, hopes to resume tennis career

Maria Sharapova took to Facebook on Wednesday to thank fans for massive online support after her positive test for a newly banned medicine which she has been taking for a decade.

Sponsors Nike, TAG Heuer distance themselves from Sharapova

Major sponsors of top-earning tennis player Maria Sharapova said Tuesday that they would not renew or would suspend contracts with the Russian athlete after she failed a drug test.