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Tennis: Russia’s Sizikova arrested over match-fixing allegations

Yana Sizikova suspected of intentionally dropping a recreation finally yr’s Roland-Garros event.

Russian tennis participant Yana Sizikova has been arrested over the suspected fixing of a doubles match on the French Open final yr, in accordance with reviews.

Sizikova, 26, was detained on Thursday after enjoying on this yr’s event at Roland-Garros, the AFP information company reported, citing a supply within the Paris prosecutor’s workplace.

An investigation into doable corruption and fraud was opened final yr over a first-round match in September that noticed Sizikova and her American companion Madison Brengle defeated by Romanian pair Andreea Mitu and Patricia Maria Tig.

Suspicions arose due to abnormally excessive betting exercise on the sport registered in nations outdoors of France, which was reported to regulation enforcement, a supply near the case instructed AFP on the time.

One recreation particularly – the fifth of the second set – was being analysed by investigators after it featured two uncommon double-faults by Sizikova.

A police supply confirmed to Reuters on Friday that Sizikova had been arrested and positioned into custody. The supply didn’t elaborate on the explanations for her arrest.

A separate supply with data of the matter instructed Reuters the arrest was associated to match-fixing allegations.

The French tennis federation (FFT) confirmed Sizikova’s arrest however mentioned it couldn’t remark additional.

Shamil Tarpischev, president of the Russian Tennis Federation, instructed the RIA information company that he had been knowledgeable of Sizikova’s detention.

“We have now not obtained any paperwork (concerning the case), so it’s troublesome to make an evaluation of what has occurred,” Tarpischev was quoted as saying.

TASS information company reported that the Russian embassy in Paris had been knowledgeable of the scenario.

On Thursday, Sizikova and her new companion Ekaterina Alexandrova have been closely defeated in below an hour 1-6, 1-6 by Australian pair Storm Sanders and Ajla Tomljanovic within the first spherical of the ladies’s doubles.

Sizikova is ranked a hundred and first within the girls’s doubles rankings.

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