TENNIS

Sharapova deserves a second chance: Becker

Sharapova deserves a second chance: Becker
Boris Becker says Maria Sharapova deserves a second chance after serving a 15-month ban for taking meldonium

Boris Becker hopes Maria Sharapova's comeback won't cause her problems in the locker room because she deserves a second chance.

Becker says she's paid her dues after serving a 15-month doping ban for failing a test for the banned substance meldonium at last year's Australian Open.

And despite Sharapova's suspension, Becker feels tennis is a clean sport and the testing system works because most of the players are responsible.

AAP