Tennis - Australian, Romanian tennis players banned over betting
Two low-ranking tennis players have been banned for corruption offenses after they bet on matches. The Tennis Integrity Unit says Mihaita Damian of Romania has been banned for a year and fined 5,000 euros ($5,300) for placing 199 bets on games from 2011 to 2013. The 23-year-old Damian is 1,645th in the doubles rankings. The unit also announced on Friday that Australian player Calum Puttergill has been banned for six months and fined $10,000 for placing bets on tennis from 2012 to 2014 using online betting accounts. The 23-year-old Puttergill’s sanctions will be halved if he commits no further violations before June 11. He is ranked 1,207th in the world. Neither player sanctioned bets on their own games.