first_imgWADA issued a statement saying officials were aware of WADA issued a statement saying officials were aware of Sharapovas case, but would not comment further until the ITF had ruled. – Full responsibility -======================= Sharapova has struggled with injuries during her career and has played just three tournaments since Wimbledon last year.She pulled out of the 2015 US Open with a leg injury and withdrew from the tournament starting this week in Indian Wells, California with a left forearm injury.Her most recent match was her Australian Open quarter-final loss to long-time rival Serena Williams.The short-notice press conference promising a “major announcement” had sparked speculation that she might be preparing to announce her retirement.”I know many of you thought I would be retiring today, but if I was ever going to announce my retirement it would probably not be in a downtown Los Angeles hotel with this fairly ugly carpet,” Sharapova said, trying with little success to inject a lighter tone into the proceedings. Asked if the doctor who prescribed the drug should have been aware it was now banned, Sharapova refused to shift the blame.”I have to take full responsibility for it,” she said.”At the end of day, everything you do is about you.” AFP SSC SSClast_img read more