No corruption in Oz Open match - TIU

2016-05-31 14:30
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London - No evidence of corruption was found following an investigation into a mixed doubles match at this year's Australian Open, the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) said on Tuesday.

A probe was launched after suspicious betting patterns were reportedly spotted during the first-round match, in which Lukasz Kubot and Andrea Hlavackova beat David Marrero and Lara Arruabarrena.

Responding to an inquiry from the Wall Street Journal, the TIU said corrupt activity had not been detected.

"While details of the investigation will remain confidential, no evidence of corrupt activity has been identified and no further action will be taken against any player involved in the match," said TIU spokesman Mark Harrison in a statement.

"TIU investigations not only root out corrupt practices, but also support players who are the subject of unproven speculation."

The Australian Open began beneath a cloud after reports by the BBC and BuzzFeed News accused the sport's authorities of turning a blind eye to indicators of potential match-fixing.

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