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Porsche suspends cooperation with Sharapova

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'We regret the current news about Maria Sharapova,' he said German sports car maker on Tuesday (March 8th, 2016), for whom the Russian is the brand ambassador. Porsche has decided to suspend the planned activities until further details are known, reports the Schweizer Handelszeitung

Other sponsors are also leaving

Sharapova announced on Monday that she had tested positive for meldonium at the Australian Open. The substance has been on the list of prohibited substances of the anti-doping agency Wada since this year. The international tennis federation ITF has banned the athlete from March 12th.

The sporting goods manufacturer Nike also stated that the sponsorship contract with the 28-year-old is suspended. Watch manufacturer Tag Heuer announced that the contract with Sharapova, which expired at the end of 2015, will not be renewed. The cosmetics manufacturer Avon did not want to comment. According to the Forbes list, Sharapova made $ 29.5 million last year, primarily from sponsorship deals.

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