Artboard 2 Sanctioned Player

Name: Ekaterina Bychkova

Age: 25

Nationality: Russian

Fine Received: $ 5,000

Punishment: Sanction Spent

A Tennis Integrity Unit investigation found that Ms. Bychkova received a proposal to provide inside information and influence the outcome of matches in exchange for substantial compensation, which was not disclosed by Ms. Bychkova until questioned by investigators from the Tennis Integrity Unit. The findings of the investigation were presented to an independent Anti-Corruption Hearing officer, Professor Richard McLaren.

While the Hearing Officer found no evidence that Ms. Bychkova contrived or accepted any compensation to contrive the outcome or any other aspect of a tennis match, he did determine that Ms.Bychkova is deemed to have committed an offence under the Uniform Tennis Anti-Corruption Programme by failing to report the proposal. The Hearing Officer assessed a fine in the amount of US $5,000 and ordered Ms. Bychkova to serve a thirty (30) day period of ineligibility, effective immediately.