Tennis podcast: Will Maria Sharapova’s body every properly allow her to return?


After Maria Sharapova’s stuttering return hit yet another bump in the road because of injury, the latest Tennis Podcast discusses whether her body will ever allow her to return to the level that she hopes to reach. 

Three weeks have passed since Wimbledon, two weeks since the last podcast, and a lot has happened.

Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka won’t be in New York. Presenters David Law (BBC 5 Live, BT Sport) and Catherine Whitaker (Eurosport) speculate about whether Roger Federer’s decision not to play again in 2016, followed by such spectacular 2017 results, might have influenced the length of lay-off taken by his two rivals.

Former French Open finalist Sara Errani has tested positive for a banned substance and yet only been banned for two months.

The podcast team discuss one of the more bizarre doping stories and verdicts. 

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