24-year-old Russian Irina Khromacheva for a month is disqualified for trying to sell their place in qualifying for the WTA Premier Mandatory tournament in Indian wells in March this year.
As reported in the statement of the Tennis Integrity Unit, the Muscovite was ready to refuse participation in the tournament in favor of another tennis player. In exchange, she was to receive a certain amount.
The match Hromacheva lost and then suffered three defeats on clay tournaments in April. Since then the Russian has not appeared in court.
For violation of the anti-corruption program Irina also conditionally suspended for two months and she will have to pay 3 thousand dollars of the fine, which is almost equal to the prize for the first round of qualifying in Indian wells.
Note that in February 2017 Khromacheva rose to the 89th position in the WTA rankings. On Friday, the Russian reported that in April she was diagnosed with mononucleosis and at the moment she is being treated.
At the moment Irina is Khromacheva 274 th place in the WTA rankings.