The Tennis Integrity Unit has confirmed that it is looking into suspicious betting patterns detected in a first round match at the US Open, but criticised the manner in which details of the investigation have been released.

Betting alerts were raised during a match between Switzerland’s 15th seed Timea Bacsinszky and Vitalia Diatchenko of Russia on August 30th at the US Open. Bacsinszky won the game easily by 6-1, 6-1.

The TIU, the dedicated anti-corruption unit supported by the governing bodies of tennis, was keen to point out that an alert on its own is not evidence of match-fixing, and appeared to suggest that the information had been leaked as it should never have been released to the public.

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