December 15, 2022 GMT
Chilean tennis player gets 3-year ban for match-fixing
LONDON (AP) — Chilean tennis player Bárbara Gatica Avilés 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 Avilés, 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 Avilés guilty of violating three sections of the sport’s anti-corruption rules. Her ban extends to Dec. 8, 2025.
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