Melbourne VIC, Australia, 8 March 2016 |

We are surprised by today’s news that Maria Sharapova tested positive to a banned substance during the Australian Open.

Throughout her career Maria has always impressed with her professionalism as a leader and role-model in our sport. In her press conference Maria said she is prepared to face the consequences of what she describes as a “huge mistake”.

Tennis Australia is a long-time signatory to the Tennis Anti-Doping Program (TADP) and as such supports the TADP processes and outcomes.

For further information on the Tennis Anti-Doping Program please click here.