Maria Sharapova: the social media response

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Maria Sharapova: the tennis world responds on social media. Photo: Getty Images
We round up the social media response to the news that Maria Sharapova failed a drugs test.

Did anyone see that coming? The tennis world is starting to digest the news that Maria Sharapova failed a drugs test at the Australian Open and the response has been… mixed. Most current players have so far chosen not to tweet about the story, while many legends of the sport have been all over it. This is what they had to say:

Rennae Stubbs simply articulated what everyone else is thinking at the moment:

The WTA went for an official version of Stubbs’ earlier tweet:

Jennifer Capriati came across cool, calm… nope, she was cross. Very cross:

Very, very cross…



Madison Keys
came out in support of Maria:

Michael Russell called it how it is:

Martina Navratilova called for a modicum of calm amidst the social media storm:

James Blake respected Maria for taking ownership of this thing:

As did Ryan Harrison:

Matt Ebden was less convinced:

And Judy Murray… well, she chose to focus on the lighter moment in the press conference:

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