Australian Open organizer defends Maria Sharapova draw decision

Author: ARAB NEWSID: 1515680635782314800Thu, 2018-01-11 17:43MELBOURNE: The Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley has defended the decision to invite Maria Sharapova to the draw ceremony.

Serena Williams, the defending champion, is missing the tournament, and in her place organizers controversially chose Sharapova to represent the women.

The Russian, a former champion in Melbourne, entered Margaret Court Arena carrying the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup at the same venue she failed a doping test for meldonium two years ago.Main category: SportsTags: Australian OpentennisAustraliaMelbourneMaria SharapovaGrand Slam...
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