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Maria Sharapova Says She’s Going to Harvard Business School

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What do you do when you’re Maria Sharapova and you’re suspended from playing tennis for two years? Why not business school? More specifically, why not Harvard Business School?

Don’t ask her how it happened, but that’s apparently what she’s decided to do with her newly found extra down time.

Sharapova is the founder of candy brand Sugarpova and has earned $21.9 million this year, according to Fortune, but the failed drug test has cost her big-money endorsements. Nike cut ties with Sharapova in March.

She was suspended earlier this month for two years after she failed a drug test. In a report issued by the International Tennis Federation Sharapova was labeled “the sole author of her own misfortune” because she hid regular pre-match use of a newly banned substance from anti-doping authorities and members of her own entourage.

The ban was handed down by a three-person Tennis Anti-Doping Program tribunal appointed by the International Tennis Federation. The ruling was backdated to Jan. 26, when she last played. Sharapova tested positive for meldonium that day after losing to Serena Williams in the Australian Open quarterfinals.

As of now, the super star is not listed on the roster of Harvard’s 2016-17 women’s tennis team.

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