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By Alberto Amalfi | Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Maria Sharapova

In an ESPN poll, Maria Sharapova's fellow pros overwhelmingly support at least a one-year ban for the Russian, who tested positive meldonium at the Australian Open.

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Maria Sharapova faces a disciplinary hearing today in London. The three-member tribunal will decide the punishment for the former No. 1, who tested positive for meldonium at the Australian Open.

Some experts say Sharapova's likely suspension will be anywhere from six months to one year.

If her fellow pros were deciding her punishment, Sharapova would serve at least a one-year suspension.

Watch: Maria Sharapova's Hearing

Fellow pros overwhelmingly support at least a one-year ban for Sharapova, according to a new poll.

ESPN anonymously polled 31 tennis pros "on everything from dress codes to drugs."

Asked how long Sharapova should be suspended for her failed drug test, 65 percent of players polled said she should serve a one-year suspension. Another 29 percent said Sharapova should be hit with a multi-year suspension.

Only 6.5 percent supported no suspension for the five-time Grand Slam champion.

Read the complete ESPN Poll here.

Among the other hot-button topics in the poll:

"Have you ever suspected an opponent of fixing a match?" No: 74.2%; Yes: 25.8%

"Yes or no: I know a tennis player who has used PEDs in his or her career." No: 77.4%; Yes: 22.3%

"Who is the most overrated?" Grigor Dimitrov: 12.9%; Maria Sharapova: 12.9%; Caroline Wozniacki 9.7%


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