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Maria Sharapova of Russia returns the ball to Christina Mchale of the United States during the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Monday, May 15, 2017. (Andrew Medichini/AP)

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Sharapova’s popularity doesn’t earn a French Open bid

PARIS — Maria Sharapova’s popularity and past success did not earn her the wild-card invitation she needed to get into the French Open after serving a 15-month doping ban.