By Chris King • 04 June 2021 • 22:34
Tennis Player Yana Sizikova Arrested At French Open.
TENNIS PLAYER Yana Sizikova Has Been Arrested At The French Open at Roland Garros
Russian player, the 26-year-old Yana Sizikova has been arrested at the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros, in Paris, reportedly on suspicion of match-fixing.
According to Le Parisien, Ms Sizikova was arrested last night (Thursday 3), after her doubles match, where she and her partner Ekaterina Alexandrova lost in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1 to Ajla Tomljanovic and Storm Sanders, in the first-round match, as reported by express.co.uk.
It is reported that security guards had tried to stop the police from arresting Sizikova as she came out from her post-match massage, but she was eventually detained and taken into police custody at the premises of the Central Service for Races and Games.
It is understood that during last year’s tournament, suspicions were raised after Sizikova’s first-round doubles match against Romanian opponents Andreea Mitu and Patricia Maria, had attracted bets placed with several betting companies, of tens of thousands of euros, where, during the fifth game of the second set, the Russian hit two double faults and messed up the point.
On the world tennis circuit, the Russian is ranked 765th in the singles, and 101st in the doubles.
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Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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