March 8: Former American tennis star Jennifer Capriati on Tuesday slammed Maria Sharapova after the five-time Grand Slam winner confessed to failing a drugs test at the Australian Open.
Capriati, a three-time Grand Slam winner, took to social micro-blogging site Twitter to launch a scathing attack on the Russian.
Im 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
i 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
“I made a huge mistake. I let my fans down and I let the sport down,” said Sharapova, a teenage tennis prodigy who became the third-youngest Wimbledon champion. “I take full responsibility for it.”
The stunning news came a day after Sharapova`s management team said she was going to make a “major announcement,” which had many speculating that she was going to announce her retirement from professional tennis.