Maria Sharapova takes Harvard business course during ban
BOSTON (AP) — Maria Sharapova is headed to Harvard Business School for a two-week program this summer.
The 29-year-old Russian tennis star posted about it on Facebook and Twitter on Saturday:
Not sure how this happened but Hey Harvard! Can’t wait to start the program! ?? pic.twitter.com/EOoKYhaQli
— Maria Sharapova (@MariaSharapova) June 25, 2016
Her agent Max Eisenbud said Monday that the program involves two classes on campus. Eisenbud wasn’t clear what certification, if any, she’d earn from the coursework.
A Harvard spokesman didn’t comment Monday.
Sharapova was handed a two-year ban by the International Tennis Federation after she tested positive for meldonium at the Australian Open in January. The substance had been banned at the start of 2016.
The five-time Grand Slam champion and former No. 1-ranked player has appealed the ban.