Maria Sharapova was spotted hitting the gym in Los Angeles, just a day after admitting she had failed a drug test and would be suspended as a result
Maria Sharapova hits the gym wearing Nike workout gear despite sports giant and other sponsors pulling plug on $14MILLION worth of deals
- Former Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova tested positive for meldonium after competing in Australian Open
- Meldonium was a medicine the Russian ace took for 10 years but it became a prohibited substance on January 1
- Received letter on December 22 from WADA informing her of changes and she admits she didn't look at the list
- The 28-year-old said she was taking meldonium for 'health issues', including a family history of
Maria Sharapova was spotted hitting the gym in Los Angeles just a day after revealing she had failed a drug test that could end her career.
The five-time Grand Slam champion wore black Nike leggings and a black Nike sweatshirt - even though the brand ended her most lucrative deal, an eight-year contract extended in 2010 for a reported $8.5 millions a year, just hours after her announcement.
Sharapova, 28, looked relaxed and even smiled as she walked around the gym, even though she has lost at least $14 millions worth of sponsorship contracts in the past 24 hours and doesn't know yet how her career will be affected.
Swiss watch brand TAG Heuer followed suit after Nike, saying that its contract with Sharapova had expired at the end of 2015 and it has pulled out of negotiations on a new agreement.
The five-time Grand Slam champion wore Nike leggings and a Nike sweatshirt even though the brand ended their deal, an eight-year contract extended in 2010 for a reported $70 million , just hours after her announcement. TAG Heuer and Porsche followed suit, saying they wouldn't seek future deals with her
Another one of her major partners, Porsche, said that while they are 'certainly not dumping' Sharapova, they are currently 'not pursuing any further activities' with her.