Russian tennis participant arrested for sports activities corruption and fraud
She was arrested and brought into custody on Thursday for “sports activities corruption and fraud in an organized group, regarding acts which will have been dedicated in September 2020,” based on the Paris prosecutor’s workplace.
Sizikova was arrested shortly after shedding her first-round doubles match at Roland Garros on Thursday, a Paris senior police supply instructed CNN.
The 26-year-old is suspected of match-fixing in 2020 when she is alleged to have intentionally misplaced a doubles match in final 12 months’s Roland Garros event, based on the supply.
CNN is attempting to succeed in a consultant for Sizikova for remark, whereas the Worldwide Tennis Integrity Company stated it was a matter for the French police.
The Russian Tennis Federation instructed Russian state information company TASS that it’s awaiting paperwork on the case of the Russian tennis participant’s arrest.
“This can be a long-standing story. There is a company that’s investigating fixed-term matches, this story has been happening since October. Till the paperwork on it are launched, we can’t do something. We’re ready,” Federation President Shamil Tarpishchev instructed TASS.
TASS additionally reported that the Russian Embassy in France is taking the required measures to guard Sizikova’s rights.
The French Federation of Tennis confirmed Sizikova’s arrest however couldn’t additional remark because of the ongoing investigation.