Hearing scheduled in Sharapova case: ITF chief

International Tennis Federation (ITF) president David Haggerty says a disciplinary hearing has been scheduled in Maria Sharapova’s doping case, with a ruling possible before Wimbledon.

Haggerty has told reporters the independent Tennis Integrity Unit typically takes “two to three months” to process a case. That could deliver a verdict in June.

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Haggerty said he had not been told details of the case, including when and where the hearing would be held.

Sharapova was provisionally suspended after announcing on March 8 that she had tested positive for meldonium in January at the Australian Open.

The Russian said she had been prescribed the blood-flow boosting drug since 2006, and had been unaware the World Anti-Doping Agency had prohibited its use from January 1.

Russian officials want Sharapova to play at the Rio Olympic Games in August.

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