Two Russian Tennis Players Banned For Life For Match-fixing
LONDON: Two Russian tennis players were banned from the sport for life on Wednesday for match-fixing, including incidents when they played together as doubles partners.
The International Tennis Integrity Agency said Alija Merdeeva was found guilty of two counts of match-fixing. Sofia Dmitrieva was found guilty on six counts of match-fixing and was also charged with failing to cooperate with an investigation.
The case focused on multiple incidents, the ITIA said, including two matches they played together as doubles partners. The ITIA didn't say which tournaments were affected.