In this Sunday, Jan. 24, file photo, Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates after defeating Belinda Bencic of Switzerland in their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Sharapova's racket supplier became the first main sponsor to publicly back the five-time Grand Slam champion after she admitted to failing a doping test. Austria-based company Head announced Thursday, March 10, it was planning to extend its sponsorship deal, three days after Sharapova revealed her use of the banned substance meldonium.
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As drugs go, this one was at least easy to spell and easy to pronounce: meldonium.