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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - What do you do when you're a tennis superstar and you get suspended from playing the sport for two years? Why not business school? Or, more specifically, why not Harvard Business School?
Don't ask Maria Sharapova how it happened, but that's apparently what she's decided to do with her down time.
Sharapova was suspended earlier this month for two years after she failed a drug test. In a report issued by the International Tennis Federation she was labeled "the sole author of her own misfortune" because she hid regular pre-match use of a newly banned substance from anti-doping authorities and members of her own entourage.
The ban, handed down by a three-person Tennis Anti-Doping Program tribunal appointed by the International Tennis Federation, was backdated to Jan. 26, when Sharapova last played. She tested positive for meldonium that day after losing to Serena Williams in the Australian Open quarterfinals.