Maria Sharapova Could Play at Wimbledon Despite Doping Case

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Maria Sharapova at The LA Hotel Downtown in Los Angeles March 7. A short drugs ban could see Sharapova feature at Wimbledon. Kevork Djansezian/Getty

Maria Sharapova could feature at Wimbledon this summer should she receive a short ban for doping.

David Haggerty, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) president, said the integrity unit of the sport usually takes "two to three months" to decide on cases, The Times reported.

Sharapova was provisionally suspended after revealing on March 8 that she had tested positive for meldonium at the Australian Open in January.

The 29-year-old former Wimbledon champion said the drug had been prescribed to her since 2006, and claimed she was unaware about the World Anti-Doping Agency banning it from January 1.

The championships at SW19 will start on June 27.