Hold your horses on Maria Sharapova, says Martina Navratilova

first_imgFive-times grand slam champion Maria Sharapova’s failed drug test at this year’s Australian Open provoked a flurry of reaction on social media and beyond on Monday.While most expressed shock and a degree of sympathy for the Russian former world number one, others were less charitable, including three-times grand slam champion Jennifer Capriati.FORMER WORLD NO.1 JENNIFER CAPRIATI on TWITTERIm extremely angry and disappointed. I had to lose my career and never opted to cheat no matter what.i had to throw in the towel and suffer Jennifer Capriati (@JenCapriati) March 7, 2016i didn’t have the high priced team of drs that found a way for me to cheat and get around the system and wait for science to catch up Jennifer Capriati (@JenCapriati) March 7, 2016My opinions are strong because I had what I loved to do most taken from me through pain and injury.It’s devastating to stop when on top Jennifer Capriati (@JenCapriati) March 8, 2016AMERICAN GREAT MARTINA NAVRATILOVA ON TWITTERHold your horses everyone- about Maria- I don’t have all the facts, I hope it’s an honest mistake,stuff was legal as far as I know till 2015 Martina Navratilova (@Martina) March 7, 2016 FORMER PLAYER JAMES BLAKE on TWITTERWow. Classy of @MariaSharapova to hold a press conference for this and admit making a mistake. Definitely agree that have to be aware though James Blake (@JRBlake) March 7, 2016CURRENT AMERICAN PLAYER RYAN HARRISON on TWITTERMaria handled that so well. In my opinion, honest mistake from a great champion. Ryan Harrison (@ryanharrison92) March 7, 2016FORMER TOP 10 PLAYER AND COACH BRAD GILBERTadvertisementStill stunned that nobody on Shazza team checked new list from wada, players are responsible but this is big time oversight on team as well Brad Gilbert (@bgtennisnation) March 7, 2016AUSTRALIAN PLAYER MATT EBDENDoesn’t look that innocent for Sharapova or whoever else took it, this Meldonium stuff but who knows? https://t.co/IBqop5ggHZ Matt Ebden (@mattebden) March 7, 2016BRITISH OLYMPIC HEPTATHLON BRONZE MEDALLIST KELLY SOTHERTONI’m pretty sure if this was a track & field athlete they’d be getting a much rawer deal than Sharapova.However it is what it is. #Sharapova Kelly Sotherton (@KellySotherton) March 7, 2016last_img read more