Russian participant Yana Sizikova has been arrested at the French Open and has been positioned in custody over match-fixing allegations, sources instructed Reuters on Friday.
A police supply and the French tennis federation (FFT) stated the participant had been arrested however didn’t elaborate on the explanations.
A supply with direct data of the matter, nonetheless, stated the arrest was associated to match-fixing allegations.
Final September, French prosecutors opened an investigation into alleged match fixing in a girls’s doubles match at the French Open.
The investigation into “fraud in an organised group” and “lively and passive corruption” was associated to a doubles match between Romanian pair Andreea Mitu and Patricia Mari and Sizikova and American Madison Brengle.
Shamil Tarpischev, president of the Russian Tennis Federation, instructed the RIA information company that he had been knowledgeable of Sizikova’s detention. TASS information company additionally reported that the Russian embassy in Paris had been knowledgeable of the scenario.
“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.
The Russian Tennis Federation didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
The Worldwide Tennis Integrity Company, which offers with corruption within the sport, stated it might not remark.
The ITIA is an unbiased physique arrange by the tennis governing our bodies.