Mex­i­can player gets 6-month ban in match-fix­ing case

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - SPORTS -

LON­DON » Mex­i­can ten­nis player Daniel Garza has been sus­pended six months and fined $5,000 af­ter be­ing found guilty of a match-fix­ing of­fense.

The Ten­nis In­tegrity Unit says Garza “at­tempted to in­flu­ence the out­come of a match” at a low-level Fu­tures tour­na­ment in Cal­abasas, Cal­i­for­nia, in March 2015. No fur­ther de­tails were given. The 31-year-old Garza is cur­rently ranked No. 1,064 in sin­gles. He reached a ca­reer-high rank­ing of No. 294 in 2012.

The in­tegrity unit says the sus­pen­sion takes ef­fect im­me­di­ately. Garza is barred from com­pet­ing in or at­tend­ing any tour­na­ment or event or­ga­nized or sanc­tioned by the gov­ern­ing bod­ies of ten­nis.

The Ten­nis In­tegrity Unit was set up by the Grand Slam Board, the In­ter­na­tional Ten­nis Fed­er­a­tion, the ATP and the WTA to fight cor­rup­tion in the sport.

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