Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova has successfully appealed her two-year ban for a doping violation and had it reduced to 15 months, meaning she will be able to return to action April 26, 2017.
ESPN's Darren Rovell and the Associated Press confirmed the decision from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Tuesday:
The Daily Telegraph's Ben Rumsby provided Sharpova's statement following the decision:
Five-time Grand Slam champion Sharapova, 29, was initially banned by the International Tennis Federation in June for two years to Jan.
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