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What doping ban? Chinese fans worship ‘goddess’ Sharapova

One fellow player labelled her “a cheater” and she is purported to be an unpopular figure in the locker room. But despite her doping ban, Maria Sharapova remains a perennial crowd favorite in China. “Welcome back goddess,” read one banner at the China Open in Beijing this week. A Russian flag, meanwhile, bore the words: “I got your […]