WTA Official: Existence of Player’s Alleged Memo Is of Concern

A spokesperson for the Women’s Tennis Association confirmed with Fox News Tuesday afternoon that a player’s leaked affidavit is of concern to the sport’s governing body.

“This athlete’s affidavit to the police is of concern to WTA,” said a WTA spokesperson. “We will make no further comment. This issue will be discussed later today by the WTA and the Tennis Integrity Unit, in accordance with our Code of Conduct. The Tennis Integrity Unit, along with other law enforcement agencies in the United Kingdom, is working to see if any suspicious match activity has occurred in this case. In general, suspicious match activity is illegal and not something that we should ever be proud of. We are deeply concerned about the match evidence uncovered by the Australian Federal Police that has been provided to the Tennis Integrity Unit, and will continue to use all of our resources, intelligence and analysis to ensure that we protect the integrity of our sport.”

Fox News reached out to the WTA, which became the first major organization to officially address the issue when it released the following statement on Monday afternoon:

“We are deeply concerned to hear of the issue surrounding the Australian Federal Police’s report into match fixing in tennis, which involves one of our players. The Tennis Integrity Unit is currently reviewing this and previous information, while the police investigation continues. WTA can confirm that our player has been cooperating with authorities since she disclosed this matter on 4 August. Although the Tennis Integrity Unit will be assessing this matter for integrity issues, the investigation into these matters remains ongoing.”

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