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“I did fail the test and I take full responsibility for it,” said Sharapova, a five-time Grand Slam winner said to be worth some 5 million.The disclosure sent shockwaves through the international tennis community, as Sharapova was placed on provisional suspension (reports say her cooperation could shorten her suspension to months instead of years).Serena Williams became her private and public cheerleader, even telling Vogue: “Let’s just put an end to this myth that women players cannot be friends. ” So it was awfully telling a couple weeks ago when almost no one in tennis came to Maria Sharapova’s defense in her time of need.On March 7, the Russian-born tennis champ stood before the press and admitted that she had failed a drug test, having tested positive for meldonium — a medication banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency since the beginning of 2016 that aids in blood flow and can give an edge when it comes to cardiovascular performance.Meanwhile, Nike, TAG Heuer and Porsche immediately froze their longstanding relationships with the superstar, who, according to Forbes, made million from endorsements in 2015 (other sponsors include Head rackets, Samsung and Evian).It was a devastating blow, especially considering that Sharapova, 28, said she had been taking the drug for 10 years for a magnesium deficiency but neglected to notice it had been added to the banned list this year.
Her camp” — coaches, trainers, assistants — “and even [now-ex-boyfriend tennis pro] Grigor Dimitrov would be chatting with everyone, and when [Sharapova] would walk in, Grigor and her coach would make eye contact and know to stop socializing.Fellow players have shamed her and blasted tennis officials for facilitating her smooth passage back into the sport, and journalists have been asking prickly questions about her delicate situation. Fortunately, the WTA uploaded a video of the incident to its Facebook page for all to see.But it was something else that stumped Sharapova during a press conference after her first-round win over Christina Mc Hale at the Italian Open in Rome. Sharapova’s most notable boyfriends have been Knicks guard Sasha Vujacic and fellow tennis pro Grigor Dimitrov.Things off-court are also going pretty well for Maria Sharapova's former boyfriend, Grigor Dimitrov, who was seen enjoying a walk in Paris as well, with his girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger.Meanwhile, wedding rumours are doing the rounds for Dominika Cibulkova and her fiance, Michal Navara.
“It’s something players cultivate to keep their edge,” Mary Joe Fernández, a former top-10 player who is now the captain of the American Fed Cup team, told Vogue.