Maria Sharapova

Grand slam winner Maria Sharapova will be a prominent representative of the Russian Olympic team at the London Olympics.

Olympics - Previews - Day - 1

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Maria Sharapova of Russia drinks water during the practice session ahead of the 2012 London Olympic Games at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon on July 26, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Maria Sharapova of the Russia Olympic tennis team carries her country's flag during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Maria Sharapova of the Russia Olympic tennis team carries her country's flag during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Olympics - Previews - Day - 1

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Maria Sharapova of Russia plays a forehand during the practice session ahead of the 2012 London Olympic Games at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon on July 26, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Olympics - Previews - Day - 1

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Maria Sharapova of Russia smiles during the practice session ahead of the 2012 London Olympic Games at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon on July 26, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Olympics - Previews - Day - 1

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Maria Sharapova of Russia serves during the practice session ahead of the 2012 London Olympic Games at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon on July 26, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Olympics - Previews - Day - 1

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Maria Sharapova of Russia plays a backhand during the practice session ahead of the 2012 London Olympic Games at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon on July 26, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Maria Sharapova at ESPYs

The Championships - Wimbledon 2012: Day Five

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 29: Maria Sharapova of Russia returns the ball during her Ladies' singles third round match against Su-Wei Hsieh of Taipei on day five of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 29, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

French Open Women's Champion Maria Sharapova Of Russia Poses Getty Images

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 09: French Open women's champion Maria Sharapova of Russia poses with the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen near the Eiffel Tower after her victory earlier in the day in the women's singles final against Sara Errani of Italy during day 14 of the French Open at Roland Garros on June 9, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Russia's Maria Sharapova Poses AFP/Getty Images

Russia's Maria Sharapova poses with her trophy in the clockrooms after winning against Italy's Sara Errani the Women's Singles final tennis match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, on June 9, 2012 in Paris. AFP PHOTO / POOL SINDY THOMASSINDY THOMAS/AFP/GettyImages

Maria Sharapova Of Russia Plays Getty Images

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 09: Maria Sharapova of Russia plays a backhand in the women's singles final against Sara Errani of Italy during day 14 of the French Open at Roland Garros on June 9, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Maria Sharapova Of Russia Kisses Getty Images

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 09: Maria Sharapova of Russia kisses the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen after the women's singles final against Sara Errani of Italy during day 14 of the French Open at Roland Garros on June 9, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Maria Sharapova Of Russia Celebrates Getty Images

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 09: Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates with the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen in her changing room after her women's singles final against Sara Errani of Italy during day 14 of the French Open at Roland Garros on June 9, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Sindy Thomas - Pool/Getty Images)

Maria Sharapova Of Russia Is Sprayed With Champagne By Her Physical Trainer Juan Reque (L) And Her Hitting Partner Getty Images

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 09: Maria Sharapova of Russia is sprayed with champagne by her physical trainer Juan Reque (L) and her hitting partner Cecil Mamiit (R) as she makes her way to her changing room after her women's singles final against Sara Errani of Italy during day 14 of the French Open at Roland Garros on June 9, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Sindy Thomas - Pool/Getty Images)

Maria Sharapova Of Russia Plays Getty Images

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 09: Maria Sharapova of Russia plays a backhand in the women's singles final against Sara Errani of Italy during day 14 of the French Open at Roland Garros on June 9, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

TOPSHOTS Russian Tennis Player Maria Sharapova Poses With Her Trophy In Front The Eiffel Tower On June 9, 2012 In Paris, AFP/Getty Images

TOPSHOTS Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova poses with her trophy in front the Eiffel tower on June 9, 2012 in Paris, after winning the Women's Singles final tennis match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK KOVARIKPATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/GettyImages

Maria Sharapova Of Russia Celebrates With The Coupe Suzanne Lenglen In The Women's Singles Final Against Sara Errani Getty Images

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 09: Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates with the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen in the women's singles final against Sara Errani of Italy during day 14 of the French Open at Roland Garros on June 9, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Tennis - Tianjin Open - Women's singles final

Tennis - Tianjin Open - Women's singles final - Tianjin, China - October 15, 2017 - Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates after winning the match against Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus. REUTERS/Stringer

Tennis - Tianjin Open - Women's singles final

Tennis - Tianjin Open - Women's singles final - Tianjin, China - October 15, 2017 - Winner Maria Sharapova of Russia (R) and Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus pose with their trophies after the match. REUTERS/Stringer

Tennis - Tianjin Open - Women's singles final

Tennis - Tianjin Open - Women's singles final - Tianjin, China - October 15, 2017 - Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates after winning the match against Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus. REUTERS/Stringer

Sharapova wins her 1st title since doping ban

Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates after beating Peng Shuai of China in their semifinal match in the WTA Tianjin Open in northeastern China's Tianjin Municipality, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. (Chinatopix via AP)

Sharapova wins her 1st title since doping ban

Maria Sharapova of Russia hits a return shot to Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus during their women's singles final at the Tianjin Open tennis tournament in north China's Tianjin Municipality, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. (Chinatopix Via AP)

Sharapova wins her 1st title since doping ban

Maria Sharapova of Russia serves against Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus during their women's singles final at the Tianjin Open tennis tournament in north China's Tianjin Municipality, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. (Chinatopix Via AP)

Sharapova wins her 1st title since doping ban

Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates with her fans after defeating Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus in their women's singles final at the Tianjin Open tennis tournament in north China's Tianjin Municipality, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. (Chinatopix Via AP)

Maria Sharapova Wins First Title Since Drug Ban

Maria Sharapova won the Tianjin Open on Sunday winning her first tournament since her return for a drug ban.

Sharapova beat Aryna Sabalenka 7–5, 7–6 (8) as a tournament wild card.

It was Sharapova's first tournament title on the WTA tour since claiming the Italian Open in 2015.

Sharapova, a five-time Grand Slam champion, tested positive for a banned substance, meldonium, at the 2016 Australian Open, but that her initial two-year ban from the International Tennis Federation was reduced to 15 months.

The 30-year-old missed the French Open and Wimbledon and returned to Grand Slam action at the U.S. Open via wild card, reaching the fourth round before losing to Anastasija Sevastova in three sets.

Sharapova snaps title drought in Tianjin

Five-time grand slam champion Maria Sharapova secured her first title since May 2015 after winning the Tianjin Open on Sunday.

Sharapova snaps title drought in Tianjin

Five-time grand slam champion Maria Sharapova secured her first title since May 2015 after winning the Tianjin Open on Sunday.