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26/04/2017 ШАРАПОВА ОБЫГРАЛА ВИНЧИ В ПЕРВОМ МАТЧЕ ПОСЛЕ ДИСКВАЛИФИКАЦИИ.Россиянка Мария Шарапова в двух сетах одолела итальянку Роберту Винчи в первом круге турнира WTA в Штутгарте. Следующей соперницей 30-летней Шараповой станет ее соотечественница Екатерина Макарова. Напомним, что это была первая игра спортсменки после 15-месячной дисквалификации за употребление мельдония.Vinci Roberta VS MARIA SHARAPOVBA/Maria Sharapova makes winning return after 15-month doping ban as Eugenie Bouchard calls for lifetime suspension/“It’s the best feeling in the world,” said Maria Sharapova, whose comeback from a 15-month doping ban began last night with a straight-sets victory. Yet it was typical of this murky saga that Sharapova’s triumphant return should coincide with a damning assessment from Eugenie Bouchard.
In an online interview from the Istanbul Open, Bouchard offered the most critical position that we have yet heard from a fellow player. “I don’t think it’s right,” the Canadian said, when asked about Sharapova’s comeback. “She’s a cheater and I don’t think a cheater in any sport should be allowed to play that sport again. It’s so unfair to all the other players who do it the right way and are true. I think from the WTA it sends the wrong message to young kids: ‘cheat and we’ll welcome you back with open arms’. I don’t think that’s right and she’s definitely not someone I can say I look up to anymore because it’s definitely ruined it for me a little bit.”
Bouchard can probably look forward to protests and maybe even legal letters from the Sharapova camp, as the Court of Arbitration for Sport specifically ruled that the positive doping test had been caused inadvertently and so it is false to label Sharapova a ‘cheater’. Still, Bouchard gives the impression that she is as unconcerned about popularity in the locker-room as Sharapova herself, and she will not be easily intimidated.
Wednesday’s match action unfolded at the Porsche-Arena in Stuttgart, where Roberta Vinci – the 34-year-old Italian veteran – was the woman charged with the task of derailing Sharapova’s comeback. The preliminaries in Stuttgart take place under deep red lighting that gives the impression of a late-night drinking den or 1980s pop video. Shugarpova april 27 26