Sharapova, who lost in the fourth round of the US Open in her comeback Grand Slam, has just released a book called ‘Unstoppable, My Life So Far’ which deals with her 15-month absence from the game due to a doping offence.
Bouchard famously said that Sharapova should not have been allowed to return to the sport after “cheating”, a charge which Sharapova flatly denies as she says she continued taking meldonium by mistake, unaware that it had become a banned substance before she tested positive in the 2016 Australian Open.
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"I think those are comments not based on facts, and therefore I don't take them into consideration," she told the BBC.
But British number one Murray also said in March last year: "I read that 55 athletes have failed tests for that substance since 1 January. You just don’t expect high level athletes at the top of many sports to have heart conditions."
The BBC reports that when Murray’s comments were brought up, Sharapova replied:
I don't think it's for them to really have an opinion, because they don't have the facts. So, you know, I think that those are the types of words that make headlines and they will be used as headlines. But ultimately, this is my career, and I faced it head on, and I admitted my mistake, and I went about it and I served my suspension and now I'm back.
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