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Subject: Corruption In Tennis

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/16 at 7:30 am

The organisation tackling the threat of match-fixing in tennis received 48 alerts of unusual or suspicious betting activity in the first quarter of 2016 - up from 31 in the same period of 2015. The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) got one alert from a match at the Australian Open and one from the WTA Tour. The rest concerned matches at Futures and Challenger level. The TIU, which is publishing figures after evidence of suspected fixing was revealed in January, says alerts are not always indications of wrongdoing.

Full report:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/36115807

Subject: Re: Corruption In Tennis

Written By: ArcticFox on 04/28/16 at 10:57 pm

I'm not sure if this signifies corruption in the professional Tennis circuit in any way, but women apparently tend to have lighter tennis balls than men do and they receive far less prize money than the men. There could very likely be good reasons for this, but I just think it should be noted.

Subject: Re: Corruption In Tennis

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/16 at 7:19 am

The headquarters of the French tennis federation (FFT) and the home of its president have been searched following allegations of illegal ticket sales. Prosecutors seized documents from the office and Jean Gachassin's house. The investigation relates to alleged corruption over ticket sales for the French Open and a deal to extend the Roland Garros stadium where it is held.

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