Maria Sharapova eyes comeback at 2017 French Open after having two-year drug ban reduced
But she was immediately thrown into the social media crossfire when her racket sponsors Head posted their delight at "justice being served", and celebrated their backing of a player convicted of a doping violation.
While other supporters such as Nike, Tag Heuer and Porsche ended their deals with Sharapova, Head boasted: "We are proud to have stood by Maria for the right reasons throughout these difficult times."
And in an almost surreal airbrushing of the case, chief executive Johan Eliasch added: "It is wholly unfair that Maria, an upstanding individual of the... read more
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