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ZURICH (Web Desk) – The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Tuesday reduced Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova’s two-year doping ban to 15 months.

An arbitration panel “found that Ms Sharapova committed an anti-doping rule violation and that while it was with ‘no significant fault’, she bore some degree of fault, for which a sanction of fifteen months is appropriate,” Switzerland-based CAS said in a statement.

International Tennis Federation tribunal in June imposed two years ban after it ruled that the five-times grand slam champion was “the sole author of her own misfortune” in continuing to take meldonium after it had been added to the World Anti‑Doping Agency banned list.