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Authorities in Paris are investigated alleged match-fixing around Andreea Mitu and Patricia Maria Tig’s victory over Madison Brengle and Yana Sizikova in the opening round of the 2020 French Open, according to the BBC.
The exact nature of the allegations is unclear.
The BBC shared a comment from Alexei Selivanenko, vice-president of the Russian tennis federation, that offered little in the way of insight: “As long as there are no official documents, it is too early to comment on anything. Tennis has a zero-tolerance policy for cases of this kind.”
None of Bringle, Tig, Mitu or Sizikova offered an official comment, and federations for Romania and the United States similarly declined to comment.
The Associated Press’ John Leicester and Jerome Pugmire cited German outlet Die Welt and French paper L’Equipe, writing that “suspicious betting patterns” arose surrounding the match:
“In the match, Sizikova is