Six tennis players arrested for match-fixing

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Spain's interior ministry confirmed that six tennis players were among the 34 arrested on Thursday for alleged match-fixing.

The group arrested are suspected to be a part of a match-fixing ring involved in tennis matches in Spain and Portugal.

They have been accused of arranging losses in at least 17 different events and earning over $400 000 as a result. 

The Spanish interior ministry would not release the names of the players. 

However, in a joint investigation by the BBC and Buzzfeed News, it was revealed that up to 16 players, many of whom have featured in the top 50 in the past ten years, were under suspicion.