Maria Sharapova Posts Facebook Defence Over Meldonium Scandal

12/03/2016 2:49 PM AEDT | Updated July 15, 2016 12:51
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LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 7: Tennis player Maria Sharapova addresses the media regarding a failed drug test at the Australian Open at The LA Hotel Downtown on March 7, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Sharapova, a five-time major champion, is currently the 7th ranked player on the WTA tour. Sharapova, withdrew from this week's BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells due to injury. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Maria Sharapova has denied missing five warnings that meldonium was becoming a banned drug before testing positive at the Australian Open.

The Russian said in a lengthy Facebook post she was "determined to fight back" against what she deemed misreporting of the facts of the case.

The International Tennis Federation and WTA alerted players five times in December to the banned list for 2016.

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