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Maria Sharapova Suspended For TWO YEARS After Testing Positive For Doping — But The Tennis Star Is Fighting The Decision!

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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.

Photo: Chelsea Handler Sends Nude Selfie To Maria For Her Birthday!

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:

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Serena Williams Covers Glamour & Dishes About Drake — Find Out Why She Doesn't Want You To Blame The Rapper For Her U.S. Open Loss!

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Serena doesn't want you to sh*t on her former flame.

Remember when Serena Williams and Drake were supposedly rekindling their romance last year?

Well so does the tennis star, because she's opening up about their rumored relationship to Glamour. Well, kind of.

The 34-year-old covered the popular publication's July issue, and dished about certain parts of that dating rumor getting totally out of hand.

Related: Serena Ate Dog Food & Had A Sh*tty Experience!

Specifically, after Miz Williams lost the 2015 U.S. Open, fans flocked to social media to blame Drizzy, saying the rapper distracted his supposed lady love.

However, the acclaimed athlete is saying that's just a crock of sh*t, telling the glossy:

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You'll Barely Recognize Emma Stone As Billie Jean King In First Photo From Battle Of The Sexes With Steve Carell!

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Is that you, Emma Stone??

Emma and her Crazy, Stupid, Love costar Steve Carell are back, and we mean WAY back in 1973 for the upcoming film Battle Of The Sexes.

Related: Emma & Jonah Hill To Star In Dark Comedy TV Series Maniac!

The tennis flick — set to hit theaters some time in 2017 — recounts the historic match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, at the time the host viewed sporting event in television history.

But it will also delve deeper into the athletes' personal lives:

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Serena Williams Wants Selfie Lessons — But Her Snap Looks Pretty Good To Us!

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We all need a little help sometimes!

Serena Williams felt that feeling on Sunday when she took to Snapchat and posted a pic of herself in front of a mirror, rockin' a two-piece bathing suit and asking for advice!

Related: Remember When Serena Went Green?!

The tennis star — who looked fit, strong, and gorg, as always — shared a snap of herself (above) in a light blue top and floral bikini bottoms, preparing to head out to the pool!

She also asked followers for lessons — on taking the perfect selfie!

Venus Williams' sister wrote in two different messages (below):

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Tennis Tournament Director & CEO Resigns After Making Incredibly Sexist Comments! See What He Said Female Players Getting 'On Their Knees'!

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Serves him right, too!

Raymond Moore, the CEO and tournament director at Indian Wells, a very popular yearly destination for pro tennis stars, has resigned from his position in disgrace.

His decision comes after quite a bit of backlash for some awful remarks about female tennis stars.

Related: Nike, Porsche, & TAG Heuer Cut Ties With Maria Sharapova

The shamed CEO said on Sunday, before the final of the BNP Paribas Open that featured Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka, that the women's game had a LOT to be thankful for from the men:

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Maria Sharapova's Former Tennis Coach Says There's 'No Way In Hell' She Cheated — As She's Stripped Of Her UN Goodwill Ambassador Title!

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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.

Related: Nike, Porsche, & TAG Huer Cut Ties With Maria

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:

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Former World Anti-Doping Agency President Says 'Reckless' Maria Sharapova Isn't Taking Enough Blame For Failed Drug Test!

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Harsh! But is it over the line?

Maria Sharapova was once the highest paid female athlete in the world, but after announcing she failed a drug test during the Australian Open on Monday, her tennis career could now be in jeopardy!

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.

Related: Russian Speed Skater Fails Test For Same Drug As Maria

Former World Anti-Doping Agency president Dick Pound spoke quite critically of Maria's scandal to the BBC on Tuesday, saying:

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