French Open: Yana Sizikova arrested on suspicion of deliberately losing tennis game

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Russian player Yana Sizikova has been arrested at Roland Garros, according to reports. 

The 26-year-old was arrested on Thursday evening following her first-round doubles match between her and her partner Ekaterina Alexandrova. 

They had played against Ajla Tomljanovic and Storm Sanders but lost 6-1, 6-1. 

Sizikova has been arrested on suspicion of match fixing. 

According to Le Parisien, she was taken into custody in the premises of the Central Service for Races and Games of the judicial police following an eventful arrest.

Security guards tried to prevent the arrest as Sizikova was coming out of her massage session following her match. 

German newspaper Die Welt claim that Sizikova has been caught up in an investigation opened last October by the Paris prosecutor’s office for “organized gang fraud” and for “active and passive sports corruption.

It is believed that the suspicions arose during the previous edition of the French Open. 

Investigators are interested in the first-round match she played last year, in which it is alleged that tens of thousands of euros were waged with several betting operators on a doubles match against Romanian opponents Andreea Mitu and Patricia Maria. 

Sizikova is ranked 101st in the world on the doubles circuit. Her singles ranking is 765.

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