Russian tennis player gets lifetime ban
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
LONDON (AP) — Russian tennis player Andrey Kumantsov has been banned from the sport for life for breaking rules on betting and match-fixing.
The Tennis Integrity Unit said Tuesday the 27-year-old Kumantsov was found guilty of 12 charges under the sport’s anti-corruption program after committing a series of offenses from 2010-13. The ban applies with immediate effect.
Kumantsov, whose career-high ranking was No. 261 in 2010, has not played a match this year. He has career earnings of $103,856.
The integrity unit was formed by the ATP and WTA tours, the International Tennis Federation and the Grand Slam Committee.
Details of how Kumantsov broke the rules were not given.
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