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Tennis: Little-known Dutch player banned, fined for illegal betting

Published on Jun 10, 2013 9:23 PM

PARIS (AFP) - Dutch tennis player Yannick Ebbinghaus has been suspended for six months and fined for betting illegally on matches, an anti-corruption body announced on Monday.

The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) said the 23-year-old admitted breaching article D.1.a of anti-corruption rules 67 times between May 2012 and February 2013.

The article outlaws any direct or indirect attempted or actual wager on the outcome of any aspect of tennis by players.

Three months of the ban will be suspended provided Ebbinghaus does not repeat the offence and attends "anti-corruption education training", the TIU said in an e-mailed statement from London.

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