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Five-times Grand Slam champ Maria Sharapova fails dope test

Maria Sharapova is seventh athlete in a month to test positive for meldonium, which is used to treat diabetes and low magnesium.

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Maria Sharapova failed a drug test at the Australian Open due to a substance she "has been taking for 10 years for health issues". (Source: AP)

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Maria Sharapova, a five-time grand slam champion, will be provisionally suspended starting March 12 as stated by International Tennis Federation. (Source: AP)

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The test found that she was taking a banned drug called meldonium which is used to treat diabetes and low magnesium. (Source: AP)

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Maria Sharapova is the seventh athlete in a month to test positive for meldonium. (Source: USA Today Sports)

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Hours after the announcement, one of her biggest sponsors, Nike Inc., said it had suspended its relationship with her while the investigation continues. (Source: Reuters)

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Maria Sharapova has five grand slam titles including a Wimbledon in her tally. (Source: Reuters)

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Maria Sharapova, who has struggled with a series of injuries in recent years, has not competed since she lost to Serena Williams in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open in January. (Source: AP)

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According to Forbes, Maria Sharapova earned $29.5 million in 2015, mostly from endorsements. (Source: Reuters)