Hours after Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova admitted to failing a drug test,  numbers of sponsors on her list have cut ties with her.

The 28-year-old five-time Grand Slam winner made the announcement at a specially arranged press conference in Los Angeles on Monday.

The drug test was taken after her Australian Open quarter-final defeat to Serena Williams in January.
She tested positive for Meldonium which is a substance that was banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on 1st January.
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has confirmed that Sharapova will be provisionally suspended from March 12.
Sharapova's admission has already had a huge impact on her sponsorship deals with her major sponsors, such as sportswear giant Nike who have been associated with her since she was 11, deciding to take swift action, Porsche and Tag Heuer .
 In a statement, Nike said: "We are saddened and surprised by the news about Maria Sharapova.
  "We have decided to suspend our relationship with Maria while the investigation continues. We will continue to monitor the situation."
 Swiss watchmaker Tag Heuer also released a statement which read: "Maria Sharapova was under contract with TAG Heuer until December 31, 2015. We had been in talks to extend our collaboration.
"In view of the current situation, the Swiss watch brand has suspended negotiations, and has decided not to renew the contract with Ms Sharapova."
 Her earnings of £26m last year made her the highest-earning female athlete for each of the past 11 years, and her total money earned off the court is estimated at around $200m.
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