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WTA Given Shock to Sharapova

Tennis beauty queen from Russia Maria Sharapova has been removed from the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) single rankings on Monday. The Russian player, who has been earlier banned for 2 years for flunking a dope test, had figured in the rankings last week where she occupied 93rd place.

However, when the new rankings were released on Monday, the Russian player did not figure in the list.

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) had banned her for two years after she found having meldonium, the bannes substance, in her body. But she approached the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) in August and her ban was reduced by five months. According to her new ban, she will have a chance to make a comeback in the next year’s April. Sharapova had missed 2016 Rio Olympics held in August due to ban. She will face French Open winner Garbine Muguruza in December in an exhibition match.

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