Italian players banned for match-fixing in 2011

FILE - In this March 22, 2012 file phtoo, Potito Starace of Italy returns the ball to Ryan Harrison during the Sony Ericsson Open tennis tournament, in Key Biscayne, Fla. The Tennis Integrity Unit announced the sanctions on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, that two Italian tennis players, who previously were ranked in the top 50, Potito Starace and Daniele Braccali, have been banned for match-fixing at an ATP event in Barcelona in 2011. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, file)
FILE - In this May 9, 2007 file photo, Italy's Daniele Bracciali returns the ball to Spain's Rafael Nadal at the Rome Masters tennis tournament at Rome's Foro Italico clay-court. The Tennis Integrity Unit announced the sanctions on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, that two Italian tennis players, who previously were ranked in the top 50, Potito Starace and Daniele Braccali, have been banned for match-fixing at an ATP event in Barcelona in 2011. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, file)

LONDON — Two Italian tennis players who previously were ranked in the top 50 have been banned for match-fixing at an ATP event in Barcelona in 2011.

Daniele Bracciali, who is still an active player, was banned for life and fined $250,000. Potito Starace, who has retired, was banned from any future involvement in the sport for 10 years and fined $100,000.

The Tennis Integrity Unit announced the sanctions on Wednesday, following a disciplinary hearing in September.

The TIU says both players were found guilty of two breaches of anti-corruption rules. One relates to contriving the outcome of matches and the other relates to facilitating betting on matches.

The 40-year-old Bracciali is currently ranked No. 100 in doubles and had a career-high singles ranking of No. 49 in 2006. The 37-year-old Starace reached a career-best singles ranking of No. 27 in 2007.

As a doubles team, they reached the semifinals at the 2012 French Open.

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