LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tennis star Maria Sharapova says she has failed a drug test at the Australian Open.READ MORE: Fort Lauderdale Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Teen Girl
A five-time major champion made the announcement at a news conference Monday in Los Angeles.
Sharapova said she tested positive for meldonium, which she has been taking for 10 years for health issues. Meldonium became a banned substance this year.READ MORE: Housing Crisis: County Mayors To Hold Roundtable On Skyrocketing Rents
The WTA has not announced a penalty.
Sharapova, currently sidelined with a forearm injury, hasn’t competed since losing to Serena Williams in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open in January.MORE NEWS: 'Ride Of Silence' To Raise Awareness For Cyclists Safety On The Road
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