"Honesty and courage Sharapova at the announcement of a positive test result for doping, deserve respect and admiration. She admits his mistakes. We are proud to support Mary, both now and in the future. So I want to extend her contract," — said in a statement that he published in his Twitter journalist for The Times, Martin Ziegler.

Note that Head made such a statement on the background of non-cooperation with Maria automaker Porsche, Swiss watchmaking company TAG Heuer and American brand producing sportswear and footwear for Nike.

Sharapova previously suspended from all competitions since March 12, and the first hearing on her case will take place on March 23. Russian tennis player already thanked their many fans for the words of support that she received after the announcement of positive doping sample. She also assured that is not going to retire.

"Usually I love the morning. It's a new day, a new beginning. But this was not any normal day. I couldn't sleep, and by six in the morning I had no other thoughts, except that I'm going back to playing tennis. And I hope that I will have such an opportunity. I'd hate to go through all this, but it is necessary. And I go along with this," wrote Maria in Facebook.