Lausanne - International Tennis Federation
president David Haggerty says a disciplinary hearing has been scheduled in
Maria Sharapova's doping case, with a ruling possible before Wimbledon.
Haggerty tells reporters the independent
Tennis Integrity Unit typically takes "two to three months" to
process a case. That could deliver a verdict in June.
Haggerty says he has not been told details
of the case, including when and where the hearing will be held.
Sharapova was provisionally suspended after
announcing on March 8 that she tested positive for meldonium at the Australian
Open in January.
The Russian said she had been prescribed
the blood-flow boosting drug since 2006, and had been unaware the World Anti-Doping
Agency had prohibited its use from January 1.
Russian officials want Sharapova to play at
the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in August.