After Tag Heuer and Nike, it’s now Porsche’s turn to suspend ties with Maria Sharapova, who recently admitted that she failed a drug test in January. As of today, she is no longer an ambassador of Porsche.
“We regret the news about Maria Sharapova. Until more details are known and we can analyse the situation, we have decided to suspend planned activities (with her),” said Porsche in a statement.
On Monday, the former No.1 tennis player in the world announced that she tested positive for Meldonium at the Australia Open earlier this year. It’s a new addition to the list of banned substances for 2016, and while Sharapova claims she took it to recover from her numerous back injuries, there’s no denying its endurance-enhancing attributes.