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.
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.