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The Paris prosecutor’s office said on Friday that a tennis player was arrested during the French Open Grand Slam last year on suspicion of involvement in match-fixing. French newspaper ‘Le Parisien’ first reported this, according to which this player is Russia’s Yana Sizykova, 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 ‘sports 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 on the investigation of 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. But 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 coronavirus pandemic, which has been played in September and early October.
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