Ruckus in French Open: Russian woman player detained by police on suspicion of match-fixing, lost her first match in women’s doubles

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This was the second French Open tournament for Russian female player Sizykova. She entered the tournament for the first time in 2020.

A big case has come to the fore in the French Open tennis tournament. Police have taken Russia’s Yana Sizykova into custody on suspicion of match-fixing. Sijikova is a women’s doubles player. His current ranking is 101. He had to face defeat in his first match of the French Open. Sijikova was taken into custody by the police on Thursday night itself. At present, the police is interrogating him.

Sijikov was defeated in the very first match
The 26-year-old Sijikova entered the first match with her partner Ekaterina Alexandrova. However, in this match, the pair of Ajla Tomljanovic and Storm Sanders defeated both of them 6-1, 6-1. According to the Daily Star report, the matter came to light in the 5th game of the second set. During this, Sijikova had made 2 double faults and lost the point.

Sijikova is also very active on social media.

Sijikova is also very active on social media.

Police search Sijikova’s room
According to the news agency, when the police reached the hotel to take Sijikova into custody, Sijikova was on her way out for the post match conference. The security present in the hotel also tried to stop the police. However, the police managed to find his room. The police also searched his room. It is being told that the police started suspecting Sijikova from last year itself.

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Suspicion of fixing on Sijikova in 2020
Police are investigating his opening match of last year’s French Open. It is alleged that there was bet of lakhs on this match. In this match, Sijikova and her partner Madison Brengle were defeated by Andre Mitu and Patricia Maria of Romania. The 2020 edition was Sijikova’s first French Open tournament.

This photo is of French Open 2020.  Then Sijikova and Brengle were defeated.

This photo is of French Open 2020. Then Sijikova and Brengle were defeated.

Many players found guilty in junior and short matches
Since then, 33 anti-sports corruption bodies, including the Global Lottery Monitoring System and the Group of Copenhagen, have started investigations. Even before this, there have been many cases of match-fixing in professional tennis. But all those cases were in junior level and lower tier competition.

2 players were banned in January this year
The International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) has also been formed to look into these matters and ban players. In January this year, this agency imposed a lifetime ban on two Russian players, Sofia Dimitrova and Aliza Merdeeva.

Osaka withdrew from French Open 2021 due to mental health.

Osaka withdrew from French Open 2021 due to mental health.

French Open 2021 has been in discussion for other reasons
This year’s French Open tournament has been in the news for other reasons. On Sunday, Japan’s star tennis player Naomi Osaka decided to pull out of the tournament after a match. He was fined around Rs 10 lakh for not attending the press conference. After this he withdrew his name regarding mental health.

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