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Tennis player Leny Mitjana suspended 10 years for match-fixing

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French player Leny Mitjana has been suspended for 10 years over his involvement in match-fixing, the International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) said on Friday.

Mitjana, 29, with a career-high world ranking of 458 in 2018, denied all charges related to the fixing of matches in 2017 and 2018, and a hearing was held in November, 2023.

“The International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) can today confirm that French tennis player Leny Mitjana has been suspended from the sport for a period of ten years and fined $20,000 for 11 breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (TACP),” the ITIA statement said.

The sanction is linked to a criminal case involving a match-fixing syndicate in Belgium, and Mitjana’s breaches include the facilitation of wagering, contriving the outcome of matches, influencing other players not to make their best efforts in matches, and failing to report corrupt approaches.

Mitjana’s suspension will run from the date of the decision, Dec. 22, 2023, until 2033.

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