French tennis player banned for match fixing


The International Tennis Integrity Agency has announced that Sherazad Reix, a 33-year-old French tennis player, has been banned from the sport for four years after being found guilty of six breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Programme rules.

The case was ruled on by independent Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer Amani Khalifa. Reix did not contest the charges. In addition to the ban Reix, who had a career-high WTA ranking of 204, was fined $30,000.

The sanction means that from 30 January 2023 until 29 January 2027, Reix is prohibited from playing in, coaching at or attending any tennis event authorised or sanctioned by the governing bodies of tennis. 

The case related to ongoing law enforcement investigations in conjunction with the ITIA in Belgium, which has seen a number of tennis players implicated in match fixing incidents.

The ITIA is an independent body established by the International Governing Bodies of Tennis to promote, encourage, enhance and safeguard the integrity of professional tennis worldwide.