Andy Murray: Maria Sharapova ‘must take responsibility’

Spot on. But what’s the betting Sharapova won’t serve a lengthy ban? From the article:

Maria Sharapova “must accept responsibility” for failing a drugs test and serve her ban, according to Andy Murray.

The five-time Grand Slam winner, 28, revealed on Monday that she tested positive for meldonium in January.

“Clearly if you are taking performance-enhancing drugs and you fail a drugs test, you have to get suspended,” said Briton Murray, the world number two.

Russian Sharapova will be provisionally suspended from 12 March.

The former world number one says she has been taking the drug, which was added to the World Anti-Doping Agency’s banned list on 1 January, for health reasons for the past 10 years.

The bottom line? Sharapova has been taking a performance-enhancing drug for two-thirds of her professional career. From Wikipedia:

According to Forbes, she has been named highest paid female athlete in the world for 11 consecutive years and earned US$285 million including prize money since she turned pro in 2001.

2 thoughts on “Andy Murray: Maria Sharapova ‘must take responsibility’

  1. Nobody seems to be saying that, surely you have to declare as a professional sportsperson what PRESCRIPTION drugs you are on. This would then have been picked up by the authorities surely. Has she been hiding (deliberately?) that she was on a drug – legitimately or not – that could enhance performance?

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