PARIS – The morning after the crime Roland Garros apparently she pretends nothing has happened, in the sense that she is still metabolizing what happened: the 26-year-old Russian tennis player Yana Sizkova was arrested on Thursday evening, as revealed by The Parisian, immediately after losing the double (6-1, 6-1) played together with compatriot Ekaterina Alexandrova, against Australians Storm Sanders and Ajla Tomljanovic. Sizikova is involved in an investigation into a round of rigged bets.
The next day we play on the fields, everyone continues the routine life. In reality it is the looks that everyone says: there is no relaxation of these first days, but a note of suspicion, of distrust. One against the other. An attitude that affects everyone: athletes, organizers, safety. Even among the tennis players themselves, who ask each other for information. But no one is certain.
The arrest after the massages
The stoppage in the tournament was missing in the annals of this Grand Slam. And then it happened late in the evening. The police intervention was not carried out in the field, but indoors – between the changing rooms and the exit, it seems at the end of the physiotherapy massage – and the diplomatic incident was also touched upon, so to speak, because the security guards they are initially opposed to the gendarmerie, but, it is explained, simply out of an initial misunderstanding.
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The Investigation on Fixed Bets in Tennis
The accusation is not doping, but betting. Match fixing. In reality of this player, n. 765 of the world in singles, and 101 in doubles, so not exactly a leading player, we had already spoken last autumn, when The world he referred to an investigation, also opened by the Paris prosecutor’s office, on “fraud between organized gangs” and “active and passive sports corruption.” In short, the target was the last Roland Garros disputed in October. The investigators were particularly interested in a first-round match he played last year that had raised the antennas of betting agencies, with suspicious flows: Sizikova’s opponents, at that juncture, were the Romanian Andreea Mitu and Patricia Maria. double fouls by Sizikova, decisive in shifting the fate of the match to the advantage of the opponents, had alarmed the investigators who had also found an anomalous flow of bets in conjunction with the match, especially in the fifth set when the Russian was just batting .
Sizikova’s standard of living
While Roland Garros takes time, even if only to get more detailed information, obviously fans have gone wild on social media, and there are those who – fiddling with the Russian’s Instagram profile – have noticed a luxurious lifestyle (through the photos posted by the same tennis player), in the face of a modest career prize pool.
Meanwhile, the investigators questioned the athlete and also searched his hotel room.