Russian player accused of match-fixing at Roland Garros to file defamation lawsuit

Russian tennis player Yana Sizikova was arrested last week in France and she is now threatening legal action as well.

Yana Sizikova is a Russian tennis player who was arrested last week in Paris and detained for 24 hours after suspicion arose that she was involved in a match-fixing scheme. Now the tennis player is planning on filing a defamation suit against the prosecutor's office in Nanterre, outside Paris.

The 26-year-old Russian tennis player was detained on the night of June 3 and placed into custody. Le Parisien, a well-known French daily, reported at that time that before she had been apprehended, police officers searched the hotel, where she was staying during the Grand Slam tournament in France.

Her lawyer gave a statement on the matter which reads:

"Yana [Sizikova] decided to file a complaint with the Nanterre prosecutor in the coming days for the dissemination of defamatory information and libellous accusations against her."

Sizikova is still in France pondering about whether to leave the country or remain there until the matter is sorted. The story is developing and we will have more for you once more information is available.

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