Sharapova returns to racing after 15 months of sanction

Sharapova returns to the circuit, then be 15 months suspended for giving positive in an anti-doping control. | Photo: EFE

Russian tennis player, María Sharapova, will return to participate in competition on Wednesday, after its suspension of 15 months for giving positive in a doping control.
Sharapova, in 30 years, so held the WTA Stuttgart, after receiving a Wild Card (invitation to an athlete to participate in a competition, despite not reciprocate by classification). The Russian player has already won this tournament in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
> Nadal climbs to fifth place in the ranking after winning in Monte Carlo the last tournament he played Sharapova was the Australia open, in 2016. Subsequently, gave positive for prohibited substance (Meldonium), which meant to be away from the courts for a year and three months.
Before the return of the Russian tennis player, many were the voices that criticized the decision of the organizers of the tournament. His next opponent, Roberta Vinci not concealed their displeasure for the invitation.
“I personally do not agree with the invitation”, he said. “I know that it is important for tennis. “He is a great player and I have nothing personal against her, but since he paid for his mistake and you can play to do it without Wild Card”, insisted Vinci.

A day’s work #trainingPova – Team Sharapova (@team_sharapova) April 21, 2017 also, debuting the day Wednesday (date on which expires the suspension) generated controversy, to be an unusual day for the dispute of a WTA tournament.
“It is highly questionable to allow a still-suspended player, whoever, to participate in a tournament the same week in which ends the punishment,” said Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki, former number one in the world.
In this sense, Germany’s Angelique Kerber, number two in the world rankings, said that the favourable step towards Sharapova “is a little strange for the other players”.