May 19, 2016 / 10:57 AM / a year ago

Sharapova may never play again after positive doping test - Russian tennis chief

Russia's Maria Sharapova reacts during a news conference after losing her quarter-final match against Serena Williams of the U.S. at the Australian Open tennis tournament at Melbourne Park, Australia, January 26, 2016. REUTERS/John French/File Photo TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The situation of Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova is “bad” after she tested positive for the banned substance meldonium and she may never play again, R-Sport news agency quoted Shamil Tarpishchev, the president of the Russian Tennis Federation, as saying on Thursday.

Reporting by Alexander Winning; Writing by Dmitry Solovyov

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