Maria Sharapova’s shocking confession to failing her drug test at the Australian Open didn’t stun anyone as much as it did her loyal supporters. The tennis star’s fans took to Twitter to express their shock at the big news. Click through to see their incredulous tweets!
After Maria Sharapova revealed in a press conference on March 7 that she had failed her doping test before the Australian Open, her fans immediately hopped on Twitter to get their feelings off their chest. It was a mix of utter shock, confusion, mockery, and a little bit of support. It was a lot to take in! Click through to see their tweets!
Going into her press conference in Los Angeles on March 7, fans feared that Maria would be announcing her retirement from professional tennis. Luckily, that wasn’t the case, but her announcement was even crazier! Maria tested positive for Meldonium before the Australian Open. Though she had been taking the drug for ten years to treat a cardiac condition, it was banned on January 1, 2016 by the International Tennis Federation. Maria neglected to look at the paperwork sent to her about 2016 regulations, and continued taking it! Fans were freaking out about this major mess-up!
Maria Sharapova?? 😫really??
— Thapelo G Ramashala (@TG_VanRamzzy) March 7, 2016
Shout out to Maria Sharapova for not being afraid to admit she was wrong and owing up to her mistakes
— #ItsOnUs (@Me_iam_Erica) March 7, 2016
Maria Sharapova just got seen'T! pic.twitter.com/i1AFW6GEMc
— Flames Earl Jones. (@iamTamerick) March 7, 2016
Maria Sharapova 😱😱
— Edd Kent (@eddkent1) March 7, 2016
Imagine the response if Serena Williams failed a drug test and compare that to the next 48 hours of media coverage of Maria Sharapova.
— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) March 7, 2016
Tennis star, Maria Sharapova got caught using drugs?
I guess you could say…justice is… SERVED? pic.twitter.com/EtN5Rz00sX
— Ol' QWERTY Bastard (@TheDiLLon1) March 7, 2016
Maria Sharapova 😕😕
— Fynnomenal (@GreyFynn) March 7, 2016
What happened to Maria Sharapova?
— Maraym (@raymdesu) March 7, 2016
Till one gets to the bottom of it we won't know the full truth. But hope Maria Sharapova has not knowingly used performance enhancing drugs.
— Shrikant Shankar (@Shrikant_23) March 7, 2016
The superstar tennis player’s punishment has yet to be determined in light of her transgressions. Hopefully it won’t be too harsh, considering she wasn’t knowingly breaking the rules. “I know that with this I face consequences and don’t want to end my career this way,” Maria said in her press conference. “And I hope that I will have a chance to play again.” If her fans are freaking out now, an end to her tennis career is going to elicit an even crazier response.
HollywoodLifers, are you also shocked by Maria’s big reveal? Tell us in the comments!