At the Australian Open today

Updated: January 18, 2005, 7:59 AM ET
By Cynthia Faulkner | ESPN.com

Which Russian woman will gain more attention today in Melbourne: Maria Sharapova or Svetlana Kuznetsova?

U.S. Open champion Kuznetsova suddenly found herself on the defense when the Belgian Minister of Sports leaked to the media that she'd tested positive for ephedrine at an exhibition match.

The WTA immediately jumped to her defense saying the Belgian authorities failed to follow World Anti-Doping Agency protocol. On Tuesday, WTA CEO Larry Scott told ESPN that ephedrine is not considered ...

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