Ukrainian brothers given life bans from tennis for match fixing

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LONDON — Ukrainian twin brothers Gleb and Vadim Alekseenko have been banned from tennis for life and each fined $250,000 for multiple match-fixing and corrupt betting.

Independent anti-corruption hearing officer Richard McLaren found the brothers guilty on Monday based on an investigation by the Tennis Integrity Unit.

The 35-year-old brothers committed offences in Romania, Russia, Germany, and Turkey from June 2015 to January 2016, and they solicited a third party to wager on matches in which they contrived the outcome.

Vadim is ranked 1113 in singles and reached a career-best of 497 in June 2014. Gleb is ranked 1724 in singles with a career-high of 609 in May 2011.

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