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Maria Sharapova failed a drugs test at the Australian Open in January..

Maria Sharapova given two-year ban for failed drugs test

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Maria Sharapova has been banned for two years after failing a drugs test at the Australian Open, the International Tennis Federation has announced.

Sharapova's suspension is backdated to January 26 this year, when she tested positive for prohibited substance meldonium.

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The five-time grand slam champion will miss the Olympic Games in Rio this summer while the earliest grand slam she could next compete in will be the French Open in 2018.

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