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Suspended Sharapova soaks up the sun in Hawaii

Former World No.1 Maria Sharapova looks to be enjoying her break away from tennis as she continues to serve a ban for doping.

At this time of year Sharapova would normally be Down Under preparing for the Australian Open, but has instead jetted off to Hawaii for a vacation.

The glamour girl is suspended until April 25 after being handed a 15-month ban by the International Tennis Federation in June.

But from the looks of her Instagram feed she’s managing to stay in shape.

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Sharapova and a group of friends saw in the new year in Hawaii, but was still put to work by her trainer.

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The Russian star is expected to be back in action at the French Open later this year, over a year since her last professional appearance.

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She tested positive for banned drug meldonium, but claimed she was unaware it had been added to the World Anti-Doping Agency’s list.

Her initial 24-month ban was slashed to 15 months by the Court of Arbitration for Sport last Tuesday, a ruling which has divided opinion among her peers.