After her win over Louisa Chirico in Madrid, Dominika Cibulkova commented on her remarks made a month ago about Maria Sharapova being out of competition because of failing her drug test for Meldonium at the Australian Open.
"I will only say that I don"t feel sorry at all for Sharapova and I don"t miss her on the tour," Cibulkova had declared on 5th April. She"s a totally unlikeable person. (She’s) arrogant, conceited and cold. When I sit beside her in the locker room, she won"t even say hello." On Friday, when asked if she"d got any reaction from other players about that or if she was worried about Masha"s reaction when she would comeback, the Slovakian said, " You think she"s going to beat me in the locker or what? No, no reactions.
Nothing." Sharapova’s been under a provisional suspension since the 12th March until investigations regarding the nature of her usage of Meldonium are carried out by the sport’s administrative authorities. According to the former world no.
1, she had been using the drug strictly under medical prescription but had overlooked the necessary email sent by the ITF to all players about the drug being placed under the list of substances banned, from 1st January 2016, which in turn led to her failing the drug test during the Australian Open in January.