Recently, Tennis Champion Maria Sharapova has admitted to failing a drug test. Sharapova tested positive for mildronate and meldonium which are listed as prohibited drugs by the World Anti-Doping Agency. One of Sharapova’s biggest rivals, Serena Williams has released a statement and has commended her for being courageous.
Most people were surprised and shocked by Maria, but at the same time, most people were happy that she was up front and very honest and showed a lot of courage to admit to what she had done and had neglected to look at in terms of the list at the end of the year. With that being said, it’s just taking responsibility, which she has admitted that she was willing to do and ready to do. “I just hope for the best for her in that situation.
Sharpova has lost numerous endorsements since the drug scandal such as Nike, TAG Heuer and Porsche. Also she will be suspended from all tournaments starting March 12th and can be banned for up to 4 years. Watch Serena’s response below.