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League Notes: Sharapova To Learn French Open Eligibility On May 15

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 21 / 17

Maria Sharapova will learn on May 15 whether she can compete at the French Open after her drugs ban, French tennis officials said Thursday, "insisting the absence of pregnant Serena Williams would have no bearing on their decision." Two-time Roland Garros champion Sharapova "controversially retu...

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