Investigation opened for suspicion of a match-fixing at Roland Garros

The tournament logo on a net, at Roland Garros, in Paris, September 30, 2020.

A survey for “Organized gang scam” and for “Active and passive sports corruption” was opened on 1er October, due to suspicions of a match-fixing at Roland Garros, Agence France-Presse learned on Tuesday, October 6, from the Paris prosecutor’s office.

According to the German newspaper Die Welt and daily sports The team, the suspicions of the Paris prosecutor’s office relate to a women’s double having opposed, on September 30, the Romanians Andreea Mitu and Patricia Maria Tig and the Russian players Yana Sizikova and American Madison Brengle, in the first round.

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This concerns more particularly the fifth game of the second set, a shutout won by the Romanian duo after two double faults by the Russian Sizikova, 25 and 89.e global player, serving.

According to The team, “Large sums have been bet on the winning of this game by the Romanians with several operators in Paris, in different countries”. The investigations were entrusted to the Central Service of Races and Games (SCCJ), said the prosecution.

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The World with AFP


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