Why is everyone acting as if we don't already have a good idea which match it is?? Am I missing something?
German newspaper Die Welt and French sports daily L'Equipe said there were suspicious betting patterns in the first round of a women's doubles match on Sept. 30.
Played on Court No. 10 at Roland Garros, it opposed Romanian players Andreea Mitu and Patricia Maria Tig against Madison Brengle of the United States and Yana Sizikova of Russia.
In the match, Sizikova is broken to love serving in game five of the second set, during which she double faults twice.
According to Die Welt and L'Equipe's reports, large sums were allegedly placed on the Romanians to win that fifth game across several operators in Paris and from different countries.
Die Welt cited unnamed insiders claiming several hundred thousand euros were bet on the game, and that the fifth game in the second was a focus of the betting — without saying specifically how much of the total betting was on that game.
The prosecutor's office said probe was opened on Oct. 1, the day after.
The police are investigating possible charges of organized fraud and sporting corruption, it said.