The news that Maria Sharapova failed a drugs test at the Australian Open earlier this year has come as a shock to the tennis community. While many have praised the manner in which the Russian has handled the matter, others have not been so forgiving.
Sharapova Announces That She Failed Doping Test, -hope this gets cleared up as it seems 2 me to be an honest mistake https://t.co/nsfGkxDzGp
— Martina Navratilova (@Martina) March 7, 2016
Hold on. This is weird.
Wada issue their list of banned substances and you don’t look? Nor do management? #Sharapova
— Andrew Castle (@AndrewCastle63) March 7, 2016
Still stunned that nobody on Shazza team checked new list from wada, players are responsible but this is big time oversight on team as well — Brad Gilbert (@bgtennisnation) March 7, 2016
Maria handled that so well. In my opinion, honest mistake from a great champion.
— Ryan Harrison (@ryanharrison92) March 7, 2016
Maria handled the press conference with class, however all pro athletes should be well aware of what they are taking. — Michael Russell (@MRusselltennis) March 7, 2016
Doesn’t look that innocent for Sharapova or whoever else took it, this Meldonium stuff but who knows? https://t.co/IBqop5ggHZ
— Matt Ebden (@mattebden) March 7, 2016
Im extremely angry and disappointed. I had to lose my career and never opted to cheat no matter what.i had to throw in the towel and suffer — Jennifer Capriati (@JenCapriati) March 7, 2016
i didn’t have the high priced team of drs that found a way for me to cheat and get around the system and wait for science to catch up
— Jennifer Capriati (@JenCapriati) March 7, 2016
the responses are exactly what i am talking about. everything based on illusion and lie driven by the media for over 20 yrs. beyond unfair — Jennifer Capriati (@JenCapriati) March 7, 2016