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Maria Sharapova has  lodged an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport over her two-year doping ban from tennis. Photograph:

Five-times grand slam champion Maria Sharapova is seeking to have her two-year doping ban wiped out or reduced as she lodged an appeal with the Court (...)

Evian are among the sponsors who have said they will stand by Maria Sharapova despite her two-year ban from tennis. Photograph: Getty

Evian has become the latest sponsor to stand by Maria Sharapova following the announcement of her two-year doping ban. The five-time grand slam champ(...)

The ITF tribunal verdict against Maria Sharapova shredded the Russian’s defence. Photograph: Afp

The devastating 33-page judgment by an International Tennis Federation tribunal that deftly skewers Maria Sharapova’s defence for taking the performan(...)

Maria Sharapova has been banned for two years after failing a drugs test in January. Photograph: Getty

Maria Sharapova has vowed to appeal the two-year suspension handed to her for failing a drugs test at the Australian Open. Sharapova’s ban, announced(...)

 David Haggerty says tennis players who fail a drugs test should be named. Photograph: Getty

Players who fail a drug test and receive a provisional ban – such as Maria Sharapova in March – should be named, the International Tennis Federation p(...)

Spain’s Rafael Nadal serves  to Argentina’s Facundo Bagnis during their  second round match at the Roland Garros. Photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images

A dominant Rafael Nadal reached one career milestone on Wednesday but the nature of the Spaniard’s passage through the early rounds suggests his eyes(...)

Maria Sharapova has been named on   Russia’s tennis team for the Rio Olympic Games. Photograph: Daniel Munoz/Reuters

Maria Sharapova is one of four Russian players named to compete in women’s singles at the Olympics in Rio, even though she has been suspended from com(...)

Spain’s Rafael Nadal returns the ball during a training session ahead of the French tennis Open at Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Photograph: Getty Images

Rafael Nadal is eagerly awaited on court - as opposed to in court - in France for the first time since starting legal action against one of the countr(...)

Nike is said to have outpaced competition from Under Armour, its fast-growing but much smaller rival, after intense negotiations with Chelsea

Nike is closing in on a kit deal with Chelsea Football Club worth £60 million a year, making it the second most lucrative in the history of England’s (...)

It says a lot about the current mood that Novak Djokovic is odds-on to complete a collection of grand slam titles in Paris and the game is abuzz with indifference. Photograph: Getty Images

There’s always a next generation but tennis desperately needs its next generation to step up quickly as the sport has rarely if ever looked quite as b(...)

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