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Andy Murray: Maria Sharapova Deserves Ban After Failing Drugs Test

Andy Murray: Maria Sharapova Deserves Ban After Failing Drugs Test

Andy Murray insists Maria Sharapova deserves to be suspended after failing a drugs test.

The world No2 was asked about the matter during a press conference at the BNP Parabas Open in Indian Wells.

And he believes any high-level athlete who depends on prescription drugs just because they are legal is WRONG.

Speaking on Sky Sports news, Murray said: “It’s not up to me to decide the punishment, but if you’re taking performance-enhancing drugs and you fail a drugs test, you have to get suspended.

Sharapova – who made her name after beating Serena Williams to the Wimbledon title aged just 17 back in 2004 – claimed she wasn’t aware that the drug meldonium had been added to the World Anti-Doping Agency’s list of banned substances on 1 January.

The multiple Grand Slam winner, now 28, received the backing of racket sponsors Head following the announcement of her failed test.

And British No1 Murray reckons it’s a bizarre move from the sports brand to back the Russian star.

Murray added: “I think it’s a strange stance given everything that’s happened in the last few days.”

Source: Sky Sports News

 

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