Shamil Tarpischev: ´Maria Sharapova could have her disciplinary hearing in June!´



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Shamil Tarpischev: ´Maria Sharapova could have her disciplinary hearing in June!´

Shamil Tarpischev, president of the Russian tennis federation, has revealed that Maria Sharapova could have her disciplinary hearing for doping in June. 'The hearings could be put off until June' - said to Tass Tarpischev who clarified: 'Not official information, but my opinion.

'I am in regular contact with Sharapova and she is continuing to train' - he added. Sharapova was tested positive on January 26, the same day she lost against the American and World No. 1 Serena Williams in straight sets at the Australian Open, Melbourne.

The Russian announced it on March 7 during a press conference in Los Angeles. Her provisional ban started on March 12, but it could be substantially reduced. She has to give a substantial help in the investigations, and has to show lack of fault or negligence (HERE full details).

According to what Sharapova said, she took it because of recurring illnesses, low magnesium, irregular electrocardiogram results and a family history of diabetes. So she could have not improved her performances. She could face maximum a four-year suspension, but if she will show that took this medicine only to improve her health, could return soon on Tour ALSO READ: Three Former Coaches of Maria Sharapova Defend the Russian!