Who is Maria Sharapova?

Watch the development of her love and passion for tennis as she grew up.

Why is she such a big deal?
This clip shows some of her progress and success throughout her career.

What happened in the news?
Sharapova's admitted to use of meldonium, during her tennis final.
Maria Sharapova is a female tennis player, currently ranked 2nd in the world.

In March 2016, Sharapova admitted to use of a banned substance (meldonium) during an Australian Open final she played earlier this year against Serena Williams.

The World Anti Doping Agency banned the substance as of January 1st 2016, but Sharapova claims that she has been taking the drug for ten years.

Currently there is debate and speculation what is to come of Sharapova and her tennis career...

Read here for the full story.

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Consider the various people and organisations Sharapova's drug use impacts. What are some of the possible perspectives, opinions and arguments of people who are affected by this current event? Are you affected?

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Georgia Dougherty,
7 Apr 2016, 20:12