Sharapova sponsor Head called the incident an “honest mistake.”
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Racket firm Head has extended its contract with five-time grand slam champion Maria Sharapova despite her failed drugs test at this year's Australian Open, CEO Johan Eliasch said Thursday.Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer cut ties with Sharapova this week, while Nike and Porsche have distanced themselves from her.In Los Angeles Monday, Sharapova said she had been taking meldonium, also known as Mildronate, for 10 years because of health problems and regular bouts of flu.The drug, produced in Latvia but unavailable for purchase in the United States where Sharapova is based, was only added to the World Anti-Doping Agency list of banned substances in January, shortly before her positive test in Melbourne.
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