Tennis ace Maria Sharapova, banned from the game for two years in a doping controversy, is making the most of her free time. And guess what the pretty sportstar is up to! No, she is not seen on court practising, but rather she is keen on getting herself more of an education. The Russian player surprised everyone when she posted a picture of hers on Twitter from Harvard Business School in USA at their main campus in Massachusetts.
Maria Sharapova said on Twitter, “Not sure how this happened but Hey Harvard! Can’t wait to start the program.” Reports says the Grand Slam winner is participating in a two-week (or is it two classes?) programme at the summer school at Harvard.
Sharapova was banned by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) after she failed a dope test at the Australian Open 2016 in January. The top-seeded player tested positive for Meldonium, a drug that was not banned until 2016. So, it’s a case of misfortune for her as a player, when a legal drug taken by players was banned.
She had said right after the scandal, “I have let my fans down, and let the sport down that I have been playing since the age of four that I love so deeply. I know that with this I face consequences and I don’t want to end my career this way. I really hope to be given another chance to play this game.”
We wish the five-time Grand Slam champion all the best for her Harvard stint. And hey, we miss you at Wimbledon 2016!