Who is Yana Sizikova?
Yana Sizikova is a Russian tennis player. The Russian tennis player’s born name is Yana Dmitriyevna Sizikova. She is currently world-ranked 101st in doubles and 765th in singles. She has a career-high ranking of 336 in singles and 89 in the doubles rankings of the WTA. She made her WTA Tour main-draw debut at the 2018 St. Petersburg Trophy in the doubles tournament, partnering with Dayana Yastremska.
Why Yana Sizikova was Arrested?
The newspaper said that Sizikova was arrested after losing with partner Ekaterina Alexandrova 6-1 6-1 to Ajla Tomljanovic and Storm Sanders in the first round of the doubles tournament at the French Open. It is believed authorities have searched Sizikova’s hotel room. It wasn’t immediately known if Sizikova has an attorney to respond on her behalf.
In June 2021, Russian tennis player Yana Sizikova was arrested in Paris by French police as part of a match-fixing investigation. Sizikova was taken into custody on the evening of Thursday 3 June 2021 after a match in the women’s doubles tournament. Sizikova lost 6-1, 6-1 in her French Open first-round doubles match while partnering with her compatriot Ekaterina Alexandrova against Australian pair Ajla Tomljanovic and Storm Sanders. According to Le Parisien, Sizikova was arrested while leaving a massage session after her match and her hotel room was searched before her arrest.
In September 2020, French prosecutors opened an investigation into fraud in an organised group and active and passive corruption over alleged match-fixing in a women’s doubles match at the 2020 French Open. The investigation related to a match between Romanian pair Andreea Mitu and Patricia Mari and Sizikova and American Madison Brengle. Sizikova and Brengle lost 7-6 (8), 6-4 to the Romanian duo. It was alleged that Sizikova and her doubles partner lost a service game on purpose, with the Russian serving double faults.
An investigation was opened last October by a French police unit specializing in betting fraud and match-fixing.
The prosecutor’s office said the probe centred on suspicions about one match at Roland Garros last year but did not specify which one.
German newspaper Die Welt and French sports daily L’Equipe said at the time there were suspicious betting patterns in the first round of a women’s doubles match on September 30.
On that day, Sizikova and partner Madison Brengle of the United States played on Court No10 against Romanian players Andreea Mitu and Patricia Maria Tig.
Sizikova was broken to love serving in game five of the second set, during which she double-faulted twice.
Tens of thousands of Euros were bet on the Romanian players to win the match according to Le Parisien, involving several operators in different countries.
How old is Yana Sizikova?
She was born om 12 November 1994, in Moscow, Russia.
Yana Sizikova Net Worth
She has earned a total of $206,617 (£146,310) prize money over her 11-year career and until she improved her ranking in recent years, she had spent much of her career competing at lower level tournaments on the ITF circuit.
Yana Sizikova Height
What is Yana Sizikova’s height? She stands at a height of between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 8 inches. She is significantly shorter than fellow Russian tennis player Ivan Gakhov, who stands at a height of 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m). The two tennis players can be seen in a photo on Sizikova’s Instagram. Sizikova previously played doubles with American tennis player Madison Brengle, who stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m). The two would be of the same height.