The racket is free

Russian tennis player and participant of the Paris Roland-Garros tournament Yana Sizikova, who was previously detained by the French police on suspicion of deliberate loss, was released.

Her passport was returned, and she can return to Russia at any time. This was told by the lawyer Frederic Belo, who took an active part in resolving the incident, which seriously frayed the nerves of the young Russian woman.

According to the lawyer, the athlete provided the investigators with comprehensive explanations, and they satisfied them. That is why the prosecutor’s office decided not to prolong the detention of Sizikova in custody and to release her without establishing judicial control, which means complete freedom of movement. Moreover, apparently, in order to smooth out the effect of little pleasant communication with representatives of local law enforcement agencies, the Russian woman was told that it was not a question of “interrogation”, but just a “conversation.” True, we note that for a conversation, it was enough to invite Sizikova to a rendezvous at the police department, and not send the police to the stadium.

Yana has already managed to talk to her parents, and now, according to the lawyer, she intends to file a complaint about libel against her with the prosecutor’s office. On whom? Most likely, the Italian blogger, who in October last year disseminated information on social networks that Yana Sizikova was allegedly involved in the “match fixing” at last year’s French Open.


Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova reached the quarter-finals of Roland Garros, repeating her 2011 personal best. In the fourth round match, she defeated Belarusian Victoria Azarenka with a score of 5: 7, 6: 3, 6: 2. For reaching the semifinals, Anastasia will compete with the winner of the match between the American Serena Williams and the representative of Kazakhstan Elena Rybakina.

Prepared Anna Beketova