TAG Heuer says will not renew Sharapova contract

 08 Mar 2016 - 13:24

TAG Heuer says will not renew Sharapova contract
Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova speaks at a press conference in downtown Los Angeles, California, March 7, 2016. AFP

 

Geneva: Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer said Tuesday it would not renew its marketing contract with Maria Sharapova after the Russian tennis star announced she had failed a doping test at the Australian Open.

"Maria Sharapova was under contract with TAG Heuer until December 31th, 2015. We had been in talks to extend our collaboration," a company statement said. 

"In view of the current situation, the Swiss watch brand has suspended negotiations and has decided not to renew the contract with Ms Sharapova."

AFP