LONDON – The Tennis Integrity Unit has banned Bulgarian player Aleksandrina Naydenova for life and fined her $ 150,000 for match-fixing offenses.
Naydenova “participated in match-fixing activities several times between 2015 and 2019,” the anti-corruption body said in a statement on Friday.
The 28-year-old Naydenova, whose highest WTA singles ranking was 218, had been provisionally suspended on December 27 last year before a disciplinary hearing.
The TIU said Naydenova committed 13 violations of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program, 12 of them related to match-fixing and one related to “various incidents of non-cooperation” with the investigation.
The sanction means that Naydenova “is permanently prohibited from playing or attending any tennis event authorized or sanctioned by tennis governing bodies.”