Argentine tennis pro Federico Coria banned and fined for corruption

by: AP | June 14, 2018

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

Federico Coria is the younger brother of Guillermo Coria. (AP)

LONDON (AP) — Argentine tennis player Federico Coria has been banned for eight months and fined $10,000 for anti-corruption offences.

Six months of the ban and half of the fine were suspended on condition there were no further offences by Coria, the brother of Guillermo Coria, a French Open finalist in 2004.

The ban issued by the Tennis Integrity Unit began on Thursday, and he can resume playing from Aug. 12.

The penalties were made by Jane Mulcahy, an independent anti-corruption official who ruled three weeks ago that Coria failed to report corruption approaches in July and August 2015, and failed to cooperate with a TIU investigation.

The 26-year-old Coria is ranked 301 in the world, down from a career-high of 226 last October.

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

More Stories

Three to See, Day 5: Rising stars Anisimova, Sabalenka meet Down Under

Also: Caroline Wozniacki will meet Maria Sharapova, and Rafael Nadal faces Alex de Minaur.

Both healthy again, Milos Raonic edges Stan Wawrinka in four tiebreaks

The Canadian's serve proved to be too much in a 6-7 (4), 7-6 (6), 7-6 (11), 7-6 (5) win. 

New faces, playing styles on full display at Australian Open

Players like Shapovalov, Tsitsipas and De Minaur bring a unique spin to the game.