Two players suspended for corruption

The Next Gen – Women – Roland Garros 2019

Polish tennis players Piotr Gadomski and Arkadiusz Kocyla were banned from playing after being found guilty of betting-related offences under the Tennis Anti-Corruption Programme.

The 24-year-old Gadomski and 21-year-old Kocyla were banned from playing for seven and five years respectively, and also fined $15,000 in a joint hearing in London.

The suspensions took immediate effect according to the integrity unit and both players were banned from playing or attending any tournament organized by governing bodies of professional tennis.

Gadomski, who is ranked number 739, is said to have "directly or indirectly solicited or facilitated a player to not use his or her best efforts in an event" on four occasions and Kocyla, number 806 in the latest ATP rankings, was found guilty on three corruption charges.

So far in tennis no top player has ever been found guilty of match-fixing, the only players that have ever been found guilty have been lowly ranked players were prize money is virtually non-existent.