The Russian Yana Sizikova (765 ° in the world ranking of singles and 101 ° in doubles) and who participated in the doubles table of the French Open, along with her compatriot Ekaterina Alexandrova, was detained and then released by french police before the suspicion of rigging in their matches.
The arrest occurred on Thursday night after that pair fell at Roland Garros 6-1 and 6-1 against Australians AnjaTomljanovic and Storm Sanders. Finally, she was released on friday night.
Sizikova, 26, had been under investigation since Roland Garros in 2020 when she was linked to organized fraud and active and passive participation in sports corruption and the fixing of results after a first-round doubles match together with the American Madison Brengle against the Romanian Cristina-Andreea Mitu and Patricia Maria Tig, where large sums of money were wagered in one of the second set games that she lost.
“There must be people capable of depositing money in many countries at the same time, this requires an organization and that is why it suggests an international network of organized crime,” said a specialist in online sports betting according to slogan. L’Equipe. The German newspaper Die Welt argued in October that “several hundred thousand euros” would have been wagered on this game alone.
What caught the attention of that game is that Sizikova made two striking double faults, although the Roland Garros organization has yet to be issued. The investigation was opened on October 1 for “sports corruption” and “organized gang fraud” and is in the hands of the Central Service of Racing and Games of the judicial police, the prosecution said.
“Yana Sizikova has absolutely nothing to reproach herself for and intends to give all the necessary explanations to the French investigators,” her lawyer Me Frédéric Belot said on Friday.