TIU corruption charges on the women’s side

The Tennis Integrity Unit has issued provisional suspensions to Ksenia Palkina of Kyrgyzstan and Albina Khabibulina of Uzbekistan, after French corruption police descended upon a $25K in France last September and questioned them about another match in France back in March, per Le Monde.

A large bet from an Eastern European gambling network was placed on Khabibulina losing the match on a … double fault. Which she did.

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The match set off red flags with a betting operation in the UK.

Palkina is suspected of being the intermediary between the bettors and her longtime doubles partner.

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