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Istomin, who qualified via the Asia wildcard play-off, beat Ivan Dodig and Pablo Carreno Busta, as well as Djokovic, to reach the fourth round, equalling his best Grand Slam result.“It’s an unbelievable feeling. In May 2014, when golfer Rory Mc Ilroy dumped his tennis-pro fiancée Caroline Wozniacki over the phone, mere days after wedding invitations went out, Wozniacki’s most enthusiastic supporter was also an opponent.And whoever does something deserves what he gets for sure.” Dimitrov was responding to a question about an interview in which Sharapova accused the International Tennis Federation (ITF) of trying to make an example of her by giving her a 24-month ban for testing positive for meldonium.The suspension was cut to 15 months on Tuesday after an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), meaning Sharapova can return to action next April.The Bulgarian heart-throb has long been touted as one of tennis’s next big things, but he reached only his third major quarter-final with his win over giant-killer Denis Istomin.Dimitrov, 25, beat the injury-hit Uzbek 2-6, 7-6 (7/2), 6-2, 6-1 to reach the last eight and stretch his winning streak to nine matches after he won this month’s Brisbane International.
But he added: “If you do something, I mean obviously there are circumstances.
And Dick Pound, former president of the World Anti-Doping Agency, said that there had been a “fairly high prevalence of [meldonium] use in tennis.” But if there was any sympathy from Sharapova’s fellow pros, it wasn’t to be found in print.
Wozniacki sniffed, “As athletes, we always make sure there’s nothing in it that could put us in a bad situation.” Petra Kvitová seconded that opinion, telling the Desert Sun newspaper, “We should all know what we are putting into our body.” Said Victoria Azarenka, “A lot of players are upset and disappointed.” Sharapova’s longtime rival, Williams, gave the closest thing to a pat on the back, saying, “[It] showed a lot of courage to admit to what she had done and what she had neglected to look at.” But perhaps the most damning commentary came from the woman long known as tennis’ sweetheart — 18-time Grand Slam champ and ESPN analyst Chris Evert.
I think just because you’re in the same sport it doesn’t mean that you have to be friends with everyone.” “She most definitely doesn’t seem to have any friends on tour,” confirms a strength coach who has worked with a top-10 female player. When Maria walks into [the players’ lounge], things will stop midsentence.
Her camp” — coaches, trainers, assistants — “and even [now-ex-boyfriend tennis pro] Grigor Dimitrov would be chatting with everyone, and when [Sharapova] would walk in, Grigor and her coach would make eye contact and know to stop socializing.