Mixed doubles teams cleared of match fixing at Australian Open
Two mixed doubles teams suspected of match fixing at the Australian Open have been cleared after an investigation by the Tennis Integrity Unit.
The TIU confirmed to the Wall Street Journal that there was “no evidence of corrupt activity” by David Marrero, his partner Lara Arruabarrena and their opponents, Lukasz Kubot and Andrea Hlavackova.
The four players were interviewed by the TIU after The New York Times published a report saying a gambling site had noticed an unusual pattern of bets on the match. As a result, the site suspended betting on the match.
Betting spiked for Kubot and Hlavackova, who won the match 6–0, 6–3. Marrero reportedly played especially poorly, but said it was because he had an injured knee.
In February, the European Sport Security Association announced that 73 tennis matches had been flagged for possible match fixing in 2015.