Match-fixing in Tennis: still not a problem for authorithies

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A few days ago the Tennis Integrity Unit released a brief note about the second quarter alerts received through Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with regulators and betting organisations. The number is not really much different from the 1st quarter I have to reaffirm that these figures are, for my own experience, absolutely not close to reality, which […] READ MORE


Caroline Wozniacki is Willing, but not ITF Able

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Caroline Wozniacki is willing, but not ITF able to compete at the Rio Summer Olympics in a ruling handed down this week. The 25-year -ld Danish superstar returned this week from an ankle injury to begin Wimbledon and Olympic preps in Nottingham. The former World #1 lost in the 2nd round to Anett Kontaveit of Estonia. […] READ MORE


Has match-fixing stopped after the BBC – Buzzfeed inquiry?

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Last Tuesday I was kindly invited by Simon Cox and Paul Grant to give my opinion about current situation on match-fixing on the BBC Radio 4 programme File on 4. I was very pleased about the BBC/Buzzfeed inquiry published in January because finally the big media started discussing the match-fixing issue; I honestly thought that, after […] READ MORE


Game, Set and Mismatch: Wimbledon winners pocket more on court than tennis anti-doping agencies spend off it

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The entire annual anti-doping budget for all of tennis is less than the prize money for Wimbledon champions. In 2015, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) spent approximately $4 million on anti-doping while Wimbledon champions Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams bagged $5,320,400 combined. After severe match-fixing allegations which have been haunting tennis since the Australian Open […] READ MORE


NCAA Champion and ITF Title winner: interview with Astra Sharma

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The Vanderbilt women’s tennis team (the tournament’s #4 seed) claimed its first-ever national title by defeating UCLA 4–2 in the NCAA Championship match May 19. The victory marked only the third time in school history that Vanderbilt has won an NCAA national championship. (Bowling won one in 2007, and baseball in 2014). The only other […] READ MORE


What’s Wrong with Filip Peliwo?

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Filip Peliwo has struggled since turning pro back in 2013. The 21-year-old Canadian was thought to be one of the next great stars of the game, but somewhere along the way it has all gone wrong for him. Or has it? Before turning pro, Peliwo’s career was going in only one direction and that was up. […] READ MORE