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Tennis player suspended three years after admitting to fixing a match


The tennis player Bárbara Gatica Avilés was suspended this Thursday for three years for fixing a match.

The International Tennis Integrity Agency said Gatica Aviles was paid to miss a match on purpose in 2016, a violation he admitted to the agency.

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Barbara Gatica Avilés of Chile reacts during the third day of the Tennis Fed Cup, American Zone Group 1 at Club Deportivo La Asunción in Toluca, Mexico, on February 8, 2017.
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“The case was ruled by independent Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer Raj Parker and the sanction means that Gatica Avilés is prohibited from playing or attending any tennis event sanctioned by the tennis governing bodies for a period of three years, starting on the 9th of December 2022 until December 8, 2025”, the agency said in a statement.

The 26-year-old was also fined $5,000 for the fix.

Gatica Avilés also received a suspension in May for an anti-doping violation. According to tennis nowtested positive for Boldenone, a substance on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Prohibited List.

Bárbara Gatica Avilés of Chile serves during her singles quarterfinal match at the I ODESUR South American Youth Games in Lima, Peru, on September 22, 2013.

Bárbara Gatica Avilés of Chile serves during her singles quarterfinal match at the I ODESUR South American Youth Games in Lima, Peru, on September 22, 2013.
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The Chile native is currently ranked No. 256 in the world. Her career best WTA ranking is 158, but she has never played in a Grand Slam.

Gatica Aviles has won $26,598 in prize money this season, but hasn’t participated in a tournament since late May, just before his doping ban.

Bárbara Gatica Avilés of Chile reacts during the fourth day of Group 1 of the American Zone of the Fed Cup Tennis at Club Deportivo La Asunción in Toluca, Mexico, on February 9, 2017.

Bárbara Gatica Avilés of Chile reacts during the fourth day of Group 1 of the American Zone of the Fed Cup Tennis at Club Deportivo La Asunción in Toluca, Mexico, on February 9, 2017.
(Jaime López/Jam Media/Latin Content/Getty Images)

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Two French players were banned for life last week after admitting to “multiple charges” of match-fixing; they are not even allowed to attend any sanctioned events. They were found guilty of a combined 15 counts.



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