After tennis ban, Maria Sharapova enrolls in Harvard Business School

By Deepansha Banswal | 2 years ago
After tennis ban, Maria Sharapova enrolls in Harvard Business School
Maria Sharapova

Recently Maria Sharapova was banned from playing tennis for two years as she had been tested positive for taking banned substance.

Now, it has been revealed that Sharapova has joined Harvard Business School to pursue further education. Us Weekly reported that the famous tennis star posted a picture on Twitter On Saturday, June 25.

In the post, Sharapova can be seen sitting next to a Harvard Business School sign and added a caption stating that she is not sure how everything happened but can’t wait to start the program at Harvard. The admissions process at one of the most reputed business school is quite tough and they only accepted 11 percent out of the applicants who applied in 2016.

Max Eisenbud, who is Sharapova’s agent, told The Associated Press that although he is not clear about the exact certification but he mentioned that the 29-year-old Russian tennis player has joined the program which involves two classes on the campus.

Apart from being the highest-paid female athlete, she has done wonders and has achieved a lot as a businesswoman as well. The player introduced her own Sugarpova candy line in the year 2012. She was formally banned from playing tennis on June 8 and the news of her joining a business school comes only a few weeks post that.

Sharapova tested positive for Meldonium, a drug which was banned during the Australia Open in January. The drug enables a person a sportsperson to enhance endurance and rehabilitation. The five-time Grand Slam champion revealed that she had been taking a medicine called Mildronate since 2006 as it can also be taken for heart problems.

She was unaware of the fact that it had been banned in January as she didn’t know that the medicine, which was prescribed by her doctor, had some other name as well. She only came to know about its other name Meldonium when she received the ITF letter.

At a press conference in Los Angeles in March, Sharapova admitted taking the medicine and said that she had taken full responsibility for the whole incident. Later, she also said on a social media website that she is planning to appeal the suspension and hopes to play again before the two years end.

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Photo Source: Facebook/Maria Sharapova

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