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INCREDIBLE. WTA Boss fights against Roland Garros for Sharapova’s wildcard
INCREDIBLE. WTA Boss fights against Roland Garros for Sharapova’s wildcard
16-May-17 Mark Hall 
 

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Once again, Maria Sharapova’s situation is creating a big controversy. On one side, 3 top (WTA) tournaments (Stuttgart, Madrid, and Rome) were more than happy to grant a wild card to the Russian after her comeback from doping; on the other, the Roland Garros refused to do so for “moral reasons.”

The WTA POSITION

Steve Simons, the WTA BOSS, didn’t appreciate the way the FFT has handled the situation to release the following statement

"Wildcards are offered at tournaments’ sole discretion. I fully support the players that received wildcards and wish them the very best of luck. It’s going to be a very exciting fortnight at Roland Garros.

What I do not agree with is the basis put forward by the FFT for their decision with respect to Maria Sharapova. She has complied with the sanction imposed by CAS.

The tennis anti-doping program is a uniform effort supported by the Grand Slams, WTA, ITF, and ATP.

There are no grounds for any member of the TADP to penalize any player beyond the sanctions set forth in the final decisions resolving these matters.”

Somebody has called the WTA the “Sharapova Tennis Association.”

WHAT A MESS!     
                                 


 

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Hedgehoguk
 
Thank goodness the French have stood up for what is right. Maria is a cheat and must earn her way back into the top ranks if at all.

If this is too much for her the sport will not stop without her.

The reduction of the ban was WRONG !

The LTA should learn from the French and not grant Maria any special priviledges.
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