June 20, 2021

A Russian tennis player arrested in Paris for match fixing at Roland Garros


Yana Sizikova.

Yana Sizikova.
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French law enforcement officers arrested this Thursday an international tennis player in the framework of a suspicion of match-fixing in a doubles disputed in last year’s edition of Roland Garros, as confirmed to EFE this Friday by sources from the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Paris.

The player, of which the newspaper Le Parisien specified that it is the Russian Yana Sizikova, Although the Prosecutor’s Office did not specify her identity, she was arrested on charges of “sports corruption and organized gang fraud.”

Sizikova is 26 years old and is ranked 101st in the ranking of the WTA.

Le Parisien pointed out that the agents are investigating the doubles match she played last year with the American Madison brengle against romanian women Andreea Mitu and Patricia Maria, who were the favorites and won 7-6, 6-4.

The investigations were opened last October and they are particularly focused on the fifth game of the second set, for which there had been bets of several tens of thousands of euros, in different countries, in favor of the Romanian tennis players.

Sizikova committed in that game two double faultsrecalled the French newspaper.

Le Parisien explained that the player was arrested this Thursday after finishing a doubles match in which she and Ekaterina Alexandrova they faced the Australians Ajla Tomljanovic and Storm Sanders and they lost 6-1, 6-1.

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