Maria Sharapova’s drugs ban cut to 15 months on appeal

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Sharapova's drugs suspension reduced

Appeals court cuts it to 15 months

Tested positive for meldonium in January

CNN  — 

Maria Sharapova’s tennis career will resume sooner than expected.

The five-time grand slam champion has had her two-year drugs ban reduced to 15 months by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), meaning she will be back in time for the French Open in May 2017.