Sizikova 'cleared of match fixing, to play French Open'

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Russian tennis player Yana Sizikova has been cleared of match fixing after being taken into police custody at the 2021 French Open, her lawyer says.

Sizikova, a doubles specialist currently ranked No.51 in the world, was arrested as part of an investigation into match-fixing allegations dating back to the 2020 tournament at Roland Garros.

She has continued to play on the women's tennis tour since then, and reached the second round of this year's Australian Open alongside doubles partner Anastasia Potapova.

"After two-and-a-half years of investigation, the Paris Public Prosecutor's Office definitively closed the case on 11 April 2023, considering that criminal proceedings could not be initiated, as the facts of which Ms. Sizikova was accused could not be established," her lawyer, Frederic Belot, told Reuters.

Belot said Sizikova would take part in this year's French Open, which starts at Roland Garros on Sunday.

Sizikova has two doubles title to her name, the latest in Prague in July last year.