Honeymoon’s over. After a few blissful days of relatively supportive media coverage over her failed dope test – including from her greatest rival Serena Williams – tennis star Maria Sharapova is starting to really cop it from fellow tennis stars, who think she’s lying about not knowing meldonium was banned.
“As far as I am concerned if I take an aspirin I worry 10 times about what I do. She’s been taking this drug for 10 years and it’s a serious drug. She has played with the rules and thought, if it’s not banned, then I can take it.”
This follows a statement from Andy Murray, who said that the whole situation sounded “a little bit off” to him, and that she “has to get suspended.”