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She said: "I didn't even know what meldonium was. To me, it was Mildronate." Sharapova also hit out at the International Tennis Federation for the way they handled the banning of meldonium claiming someone should have told her at the Fed Cup in Prague in November 2015.
She added: "It was an ITF event so why didn't someone come up to me and have a private conversation, just an official to an athlete, which would have taken care of the confidentiality problem they talked about later?
"But nothing was said by anyone." Sharapova will be able to return to the tennis court on April 26 after her two year ban was reduced to 15 months following her appeal.
Maria Sharapova will return to professional tennis on the same day her doping ban expires after organisers of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart awarded her a wildcard into the main draw.
The Russian blonde bombshell revealed she had taken meldonium since 2006 for health problems but was 'unaware' that she wasn't allowed to take the drug and has accepted full responsibility.
And in an interview with the Times, the 29-year-old admitted she had to use Google because she 'didn't even know what meldonium was'.
“It will be tough for the loser, because they seem to be the best players on clay at the moment.” But this season, Nadal arrived in Paris with his reign looking shaky.
He has lost five times on clay this season, his worst run-up ever to tennis’ second major.
To reach what would be his sixth final in Paris, and first since losing to Nadal in 2011, the 17-time Grand Slam champion could have to overcome 2014 Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka in the quarterfinals. Her sister Venus, however, was drawn to open against Sloane Stephens, a semifinalist at the 2013 Australian Open who has reached the fourth round for the last three years at Roland Garros.He is grinding away and proving everybody wrong.” Nadal has faced tough draws before.In 2011, 2013 and again last year, he beat three top 10 players to lift the Musketeers Cup.Particularly pleasing for me is that it’s going to be our audience that gets to watch her comeback live,” he said.“Her return in the Porsche Arena is a fabulous present for our fantastic spectators and is certain to be one of the sporting and emotional highlights of our anniversary tournament.” ITF backs wildcard decision Following the announcement of Sharapova’s wildcard, Ubitennis contracted the ITF for clarification regarding the decision of the Stuttgart officials.