Maria Sharapova to learn result of doping ban appeal in October

Maria Sharapova to learn result of doping ban appeal in October

Maria Sharapova will learn the result of her appeal against a two-year doping ban in the first week of October.

Five-time grand slam champion Sharapova, 29, announced in March that she tested positive for meldonium at January's Australian Open.

A two-year ban was imposed in June, back-dated to January, and she appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport seeking a reduction.

A hearing had been scheduled for next Monday but a CAS statement on Tuesday read: "The Court of Arbitration for Sport will issue its decision in the arbitration procedure between Maria Sharapova and the International Tennis Federation (ITF) during the first week of October 2016."

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