Simona Halep Returns to Miami Open After Doping Ban Reduction

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Simona Halep set to make her highly anticipated return to tennis at the Miami Open following the reduction of her doping ban. The former world No. 1, whose suspension has been shortened from four years to nine months, is poised to take on Paula Badosa in her comeback match.

Halep’s coach, Darren Cahill, expressed his unwavering support, stating, “To me, it’s been an 18-month ordeal. I’ve always had faith in her integrity and her commitment to fair play.” Cahill commended Halep for her resilience throughout the challenging period, emphasizing his pride in seeing her back on the court.

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In other matchups, British sensation Emma Raducanu is slated to face off against Wang Xiyu of China, while compatriot Katie Boulter, fresh from her recent victory at the San Diego Open, earns an opening-round bye as the 24th seed.

Stay tuned as the Miami Open kicks off with thrilling encounters, offering tennis fans around the world exclusive live coverage on Sky Sports Tennis.

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