Slovakia’s Baskova gets 12-year ban for match fixing

Retired Slovakian tennis player Dagmara Baskova handed 12-year ban for match fixing

Dagmara Baskova given 12-year ban for match fixing

Slovakian tennis player Dagmara Baskova has been banned for a period of 12 years and fined $40,000 after an investigation by the Tennis Integrity Unit uncovered five incidents of match fixing by the player in 2017.

But Baskova, who reached a highest WTA ranking of 1117 in singles and 777 in doubles, has since retired from the sport.

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Baskova, 28, admitted the charges and Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer Ian Mill QC ruled that she should be prohibited from playing in or attending any tennis event authorised or sanctioned by the governing bodies of tennis for a period of 12 years.

The majority of the fine is suspended, with $1,000 payable within 90 days.

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The breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Programme (TACP) that Baskova has been found guilty of are:

D.1.d of the 2017 TACP – “No Covered Person shall, directly or indirectly, contrive or attempt to contrive the outcome or any other aspect of any Event.”

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D.2.a.ii of the 2017 TACP – “In the event any Player knows or suspects that any other Covered Person or individual has committed a corruption Offense, it shall be the Players’ obligation to report such knowledge or suspicion to the TIU as soon as possible.”