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Maria Sharapova doping ban appeal verdict to be given on Tuesday

Maria Sharapova

Russia’s Sharapova is a five-time Grand Slam winner

Maria Sharapova will find out on Tuesday if her two-year doping ban will be overturned, says the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas).

The five-time Grand Slam winner, 29, was banned by the International Tennis Federation after testing positive for meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open.

The Russian, who said she had been taking the drug since 2006 for health problems, appealed against the ban.

She maintains she had “not tried to use a performance-enhancing substance”.

In a statement, Cas said its decision would be announced at 14:00 BST on Tuesday.

Meldonium became a banned substance on 1 January 2016.

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/37348738