Sharapova to Spend Her “Time Off” at Business School

The tennis player received a two-year ban from the ITF after testing positive for meldonium.

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Former world number one, Maria Sharapova, is all set to further her business knowledge at the Harvard Business School this summer.

The owner of a successful company, Sugarpova, the tennis player was named the highest paid sportswoman for 11 consecutive years by Forbes magazine.

On Saturday, Sharapova tweeted her decision to attend the leading business school.

The international tennis player received a two-year suspension from the International Tennis Federation (ITF) after testing positive for meldonium at the Australian Open this June.

The player had then appealed the suspension portion to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). If the decision by CAS, expected by 18 July, eliminates or greatly reduces her suspension, Sharapova could compete at the Rio Olympics in August.

The Russian player, who has got great support from her fans through the tough ban, also received the advice of former American tennis player James Blake.

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