Russian tennis player Yana Sizikova was arrested in Paris on Thursday evening for sports fraud and corruption within an organized group, two French law enforcement sources have told sources.
She had been arrested and taken into custody on Thursday for”sports fraud and corruption within an organized group, concerning acts that may have been committed in September 2020,” in accordance with the Paris prosecutor’s office.
The 26-year-old is imagined match-fixing in 2020 when she’s alleged to have deliberately lost a doubles match in last year’s Roland Garros championship, according to the source.
“This is a long-standing story. There is an organization that’s investigating fixed-term games, this story was going on since October. Until the files on it are published, we cannot do anything, we’re awaiting” Federation President Shamil Tarpishchev told TASS.
TASS also reported that the Russian Embassy in France is taking the necessary measures to protect Sizikova’s rights.
The French Federation of Tennis supported Sizikova’s arrest but were not able to further comment due to the ongoing investigation.