‘Sharapova should not play again’

Canadian Eugenie Bouchard has lashed out at the WTA for giving Maria Sharapova the chance to compete in tournaments after serving a 15-month doping ban and said the Russian is a “cheater” who should never be allowed to play again.

Sharapova beat Italian Roberta Vinci in the first round of the Stuttgart Grand Prix yesterday after receiving a controversial wild card for the tournament, having lost all her ranking points in the wake of her suspension.

Sharapova was banned for two years after testing positive at the 2016 Australian Open for meldonium, a medication the former world number one had been taking within the rules but which was then reclassified as a banned drug.

Eugenie Bouchard says Maria Sharapova should not be allowed back in tennis.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport reduced her ban to 15 months, while finding Sharapova was not an “intentional doper” but “bore some degree of fault” for relying on her agent to check the prohibited list for changes and failing to ensure he had done so.

Bouchard, a 2014 Wimbledon finalist, told the Istanbul-based TRT World in an interview that a bad example had been set.

“She’s a cheater and … I don’t think a cheater in any sport should be allowed to play that sport again,” she said.

“It’s so unfair to all the other players who do it the right way and are true. I think from the WTA it sends the wrong message to young kids: ‘cheat and we’ll welcome you back with open arms’.

“I don’t think that’s right and (Sharapova is) definitely not someone I can say I look up to any more.”

Sharapova, who faces Russia’s Ekaterina Makarova in the second round in Stuttgart later on Thursday, has also received invitations to play in Madrid and Rome and will find out in May whether she will be given a wild card for the French Open.

Source: (Reuters)

One Response to ‘Sharapova should not play again’

  1. Tony Waterman April 29, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    Euginia Bouchard The self Righteous Self Destructer, who gives you the Right to be the judge of Maria Sharipova, perhaps you can tell us all how you really got Injured, how about the TRUTH about that.

    I am NOT a Tennis Player, heck!!! i am NOT snything in Tennis, but unlike you i Have a BRAIN in my Head, and the CAPACITY to think Rationally, AFTER the RELEVANT FActs are KNown.

    Maria Sharipove did NOT go out and Puechase DRUGS to helpher win anything, She was taking the DRUG MELDONIUM “LEGALLY” for about 2 years or so PRIOR to IT being put on the RESTRICTED Drug List by the WTA, sh was using it to prevent Blood Clots from Forming in her Legs.

    Eugenia!!! Please if you can, read this and understand what happened to Maria through no fault of her own as explained by the WTA.

    QUOTE!!!”””meldonium, a medication the former world number one had been taking WITHIN the rules but which was then RECLASSIFIED as a banned drug.”””

    “””The Court of Arbitration for Sport reduced her ban to 15 months, while finding Sharapova was not an “intentional doper” but “bore some degree of fault” for relying on her agent to check the prohibited list for changes and failing to ensure he had done so.”””

    So if you do have Powers of COMPREHSION, Heck!!! if you have ANY understanding of what the WTA has Said, hiow can you say that she is a Cheayer whe the WTA has acknowledged the Opposite as being true.

    just stop trying to create a situation which would cause fans to look away from your On Court Failures, Maria Taking Drugs CANNOT cause you to LOSE or WIN.

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