Maria Sharapova admits to using banned substanceĀ 

Tennis star Maria Sharapova announced today that she tested positive for the banned substance meldonium, which was initially developed in Latvia for heart patients to aid oxygen flow. Speaking earlier today at a Los Angeles press conference, Sharapova stated she been taking meldonium since 2006 and that she did not realize it was on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) banned substances list. According to WADA, the failed test was on January 26- the day she lost to Serena Williams in the quarterfinals. The charge of the violation was levied on…

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