Former Bosnian tennis player given 6-year ban for match-fixing

LONDON (AP) — A former tennis player from Bosnia-Herzegovina was banned for six years after admitting to match-fixing violations, the sport’s integrity unit said on Friday.

Jasmina Tinjić, 33, who was ranked as high as 236th in 2013, did not contest the charges relating to “corrupt activity” in 2017 and 2018, the International Tennis Integrity Agency said.

Those charges included “contriving the outcome of matches, facilitating wagering, receiving money in return for not giving best efforts in matches, and failure to report corrupt approaches,” it said.

Tinjić had already been given a 4 1/2-year domestic ban in Sweden after a match-fixing investigation there. The ITIA said its six-year ban was backdated to match the Swedish ban and will end on May 17, 2028.


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