Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Final - 16 November results
epa03474139 David Ferrer of Spain returns the ball to Radek Stepanek of Czech Republic during their Davis Cup final match between Czech Republic and the Spain in Prague, Czech Republic, 16 November 2012. EPA/FILIP SINGER |
WORLD GROUP FINAL
CZECH REPUBLIC level with SPAIN 1-1
Venue: O2 Arena, Prague (hard – indoors)
David Ferrer (ESP) d. Radek Stepanek (CZE) 63 64 64
Tomas Berdych (CZE) d. Nicolas Almagro (ESP) 63 36 63 67(5) 63
Ivo Minar/Lukas Rosol (CZE) v Marcel Granollers/Marc Lopez (ESP)
Today with their decision of a two year suspension, the ITF tribunal unanimously concluded that what I did was not intentional. The tribunal found that I did not seek treatment from my doctor for the purpose of obtaining a performance enhancing substance.
“It is important at all times for players to be aware of the rules and to follow them. In this case, Maria has taken responsibility for her mistake from the outset. The WTA supports the process that the ITF and Maria have followed...
An Independent Tribunal appointed under Article 8.1 of the 2016 Tennis Anti-Doping Programme, has found that Maria Sharapova committed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation under Article 2.1 of the Programme and as a consequence has disqualified the affected results and imposed a period of ineligibility of two years...