Female player arrested for match-fixing in French Open, accused of taking bribe

A female player has been arrested during the French Open. (signal picture)

The French Police’s Special Cell for Betting Fraud and Match-Fixing started the investigation in October last year. According to a newspaper report, a female tennis player has been arrested during the Grand Slam on suspicion of being involved in match-fixing at the French Open last year.

Paris. The ghost of match-fixing is now behind tennis and a tennis player has been arrested in connection with it. The Paris prosecutor’s office said Friday that a tennis player has been arrested during the French Open Grand Slam on suspicion of involvement in match-fixing last year. The French newspaper ‘Le Parisien’ first reported this news.

According to the report, this player is Yana Sizykova of Russia, ranked 765th. The prosecutor’s office told the Associated Press that an international female player was in custody but did not disclose her name. According to the office, the player was arrested on Thursday night. He was arrested in September 2020 on charges of ‘sporting bribery and organized fraud’.

The French police’s unit specializing in betting fraud and match-fixing launched the investigation in October last year. The unit has previously worked with the Belgian authorities in investigating suspected fixed matches at lower levels of professional tennis. The office said the investigation focused on suspicions in a match at Roland Garros last year. However, he did not give information about this match.

Also read, Naomi Osaka has returned home, but what about all future players like her?Germany’s newspaper Die Welt and French sports daily La Equipe said a betting pattern was suspected in the women’s doubles first round match on 30 September. On that day, Sijikova and her partner Madison Brengle of America were on the court against Andrea Meitu and Patricia Maria Tig of Romania. Last year the French Open was delayed due to the Corona virus epidemic, due to which it was played in September and early October.




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