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The rights of the Bulgarian tennis player Alexandrina Naidenova have been officially suspended for life. The 28-year-old from Plovdiv was fined $ 150,000 for negotiating the result in 13 matches.

In addition to the crime, Naidenova is also accused of destroying evidence in some of the offenses.

She is a former number 95 in the doubles rankings, and was in the top 220 of the singles rankings.

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There were definitely hints of that. Some bookmakers refused to offer her matches for years.
 

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Wow o_O
 

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Why can't she bet on herself? :unsure::ROFLMAO:
 

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Sad to see someone throw their career away like this.

I only watched her when she played doubles with Jankovic in Mallorca and beat Bouchard and Lisicki. She was really the odd-woman out of the 4.
 

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What did she do? Did she try and bribe opponents to lose against her? Is that how she got into the top 250 singles???
 

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Bulgarian tennis player Aleksandrina Naydenova has been issued with a lifetime ban from the sport after an investigation by the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) found that she had partaken in match fixing activity multiple times between 2015 and 2019. Additionally, she was charged and found guilty of failing to co-operate with the TIU investigation. Alongside the ban, she has been fined $150,000 (US).

The disciplinary case was heard by Anti-corruption Hearing Officer Richard McLaren. He found that Ms Naydenova made 13 breaches of the Tennis Anti-corruption Programme (TACP) – 12 relating to match fixing and one relating to several incidents of non-co-operation with the TIU investigation process. The subsequent sanction means that from today, 20 November 2020, the player is permanently prohibited from playing in or attending any tennis event authorised or sanctioned by the governing bodies of tennis.

Ms Naydenova who had a highest ITF singles ranking of 89 and WTA ranking of 218, had been provisionally suspended on 27 December 2019 prior to the hearing.

The breaches of the Tennis Anti-corruption Programme (TACP) that Ms Naydenova has been found guilty of are:

Section D.1.d. of the 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 TACPs: “No Covered Person shall, directly or indirectly contrive or attempt to contrive the outcome or any other aspect of any Event.”

Section F.2.b / D.2.c of the 2017 and 2019 TACPs: “All Covered Persons must co-operate fully with investigations conducted by the TIU including giving evidence at hearings, if requested. After a Covered Person received a TIU request for an initial interview or otherwise becomes aware of any TIU investigation involving the Covered Person, the Covered Person shall (i) preserve and not tamper with, damage, disable, destroy or otherwise alter any evidence (including any personal devices described in Section F.2.c.i.) or any other information related to any Corruption Offense and (ii) not solicit, facilitate or advise any other person to fail to preserve, tamper with, damage, disable, destroy or otherwise alter any evidence or other information related to any Corruption Offense.”

The Tennis Integrity Unit is an initiative of the Grand Slam Board, the International Tennis Federation, the ATP and the WTA and established to promote, encourage, enhance and safeguard the integrity of professional tennis worldwide. From 1 January 2021, the TIU will become a new, independent body - the International Tennis Integrity Agency.

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What did she do? Did she try and bribe opponents to lose against her? Is that how she got into the top 250 singles???
Rather she was the one betting on herself ... I mean tanking is easier.
 

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One thing I noticed about 2015-2019 as opposed to her earlier career...she never got into any ITF final above $10k level before 2015, 2015-2019 she reached the finals of three $25ks and a $60k, one is S America and three in China, so if she was tanking, she was failing, because she hit her highest ever ranking of 218 in September 2019 and was ranked 239 at the time of her suspension. She only ever played 1 GS quali because she was too low ranked most of the time to get into them and I think she only got into that Birmingham Q because someone pulled out.
 

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Sad but not surprising from things I’ve heard. Anyone have any idea on what happened to the case with Palkina and Khabulina?
 

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Sad but not surprising from things I’ve heard. Anyone have any idea on what happened to the case with Palkina and Khabulina?
 

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Is she the first Top player in WTA to be banned for life? Shame.
 
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