Maria Sharapova will be back in action in January

Rio de Janerio: Russian professional lawn tennis player Maria Sharapova would return to action in January next year.

Sharapova who was banned for two years for violating anti-doping rules, may be seen back in action again from January 2017.

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This information was shared by the President of Russian tennis federation, Shamil Tarpischev on Monday.

Tarpishchev said, “A decision will be made in September. I’m not certain but I believe that she’ll start playing as of January 2017.”

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Sharapova who is five-time grand slam winner, banned in June for two years for doping offences, may be allowed to return in January.

The 29-year-old, former world No.1 Sharapova, was suspended following a positive test for the banned drug meldonium during January’s Australian Open.


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