The 26-year-old Russian tennis player Yana Sizikova, the number 101 in the world in the double ranking, is free again and will not be prosecuted in this phase of the match fixing investigation. The Paris prosecutor’s office reported this on Friday evening.
Sizikova was arrested in Paris on Thursday as part of an investigation opened on October 1 into possible match fixing during a doubles match at Roland Garros last year. There were suspicions of “sporting corruption” and “organized scams”.
Last year, Sizikova formed a tandem with American Madison Brengle at Roland Garros. In the first round they lost 7-6 (10/8) and 6-4 against the Romanians Andreea Mitu and Patricia Tig. Especially the fifth game in the second set is suspicious, a blank game that was won by Mitu and Tig after two double errors by Sizikova. According to a source close to the file, abnormally high amounts were wagered on the outcome of that game, “several tens of thousands of euros”.