Everyone copes in different ways!
In an interview with Style Like U, the 31-year-old admitted:
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Maria Sharapova is certainly finding a way to fill her time!
Since the 29-year-old athlete has been banned from the International Tennis Federation for (allegedly unintentional) drug use – she's decided to enroll in business school at none other than Harvard!
Good for her!
The blonde beauty will begin her coursework is the Business Executive Program at the Ivy League school, and she has taken to social media to share her obvious excitement:
Well, at least Maria Sharapova still has SOME support left!
The messages of allegiance comes on the heels of the ITF's findings which suggest the athlete didn't intentionally break any rules when she failed a drug test back in March; Ms. Sharapova has also come forward to say that she plans to appeal the harsh sentence.
Given the evidence and Maria's public apologies, Nike released the following statement in support of the star:
Things aren't looking so good for Maria Sharapova.
The tennis legend was suspended for two years on Wednesday after testing positive for meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open.
According to the Associated Press, a three-person panel appointed by the International Tennis Federation said that while Sharapova did not intend to cheat, she bore the "sole responsibility" for doping.
But the five-time Grand Slam champion is hitting back hard, immediately responding to the ban by vowing to appeal the decision.
In a statement, the athlete said:
Technically she shared it on social media, but the sentiment is the same! LOL!
Chelsea Handler has no hesitation when it comes to baring her body! The funny lady has previously flaunted her bootyful behind, but now she's going full-frontal — well, almost — in honor of Maria Sharapova's birthday!
The gorgeous gal flaunted her fit physique in this SKINtillating snap, and penned a b-day note to the 29-year-old tennis pro in the caption, writing:
"Happy birthday to my bear @mariasharapova. Sending love from me and my bonsai. #tokyo"
Ch-ch-check out the nudie pic (below)!
How do you solve a problem like Maria Sharapova?
Well, according to her former coach, you don't have to — because she didn't do anything wrong in the first place!
The tennis star is currently under fire after admitting to failing a drug test at the Australian Open last week, and while she's been suspended from playing for the time being, one industry pro is still on her team.
Coach Robert Lansdorp trained Maria back when she was just 11 years old, and now he's saying there's "no way in hell" that the 28-year-old would intentionally break the rules!
In fact, the tennis mentor spoke to the Daily Mail on Tuesday accusing the World Anti-Doping Agency of causing a witch hunt, saying:
How the mighty have fallen.
While most of her sponsors have already ended their business relationships with Maria, her peers are now starting to speak out about her scandal… and they don't seem too forgiving.
Andy Murray spoke at a press conference during the BNP Paribas Masters on Thursday condemning Maria for cheating, saying:
Harsh! But is it over the line?
The 28-year-old Olympic silver medalist's suspension goes into effect on March 12 and she's already been dropped to varying degrees by Nike, Porsche, and TAG Heuer, but now the people behind the decision to make Meldonium an illegal performance enhancing drug in 2016 are speaking out against her.
Former World Anti-Doping Agency president Dick Pound spoke quite critically of Maria's scandal to the BBC on Tuesday, saying: