News ID: 110206
Publish Date : 16 December 2022 - 21:37

Tennis Player Gets 3-Year Ban for Match-Fixing

LONDON (AFP) — Chilean tennis player Barbara Gatica Aviles has been banned from the sport for three years after admitting she was paid to deliberately lose a match in 2016, the International Tennis Integrity Agency said Thursday.
The 26-year-old Gatica Aviles, whose career-best WTA ranking is No. 158, was also fined $5,000.
“The charges relate to a match in 2016, which Gatica admitted losing deliberately in return for payment,” the ITIA said in a statement.
The agency did not specify which match or how much she was paid.
A hearing officer found Gatica Aviles guilty of violating three sections of the sport’s anti-corruption rules. Her ban extends to Dec. 8, 2025.