TIU clears mixed doubles players of any wrongdoing


Four players have been cleared following an investigation into claims of fixing in a mixed doubles match at this year's Australian Open.

In the first round at the opening grand slam of the year in Melbourne, Andrea Hlavackova and Lukasz Kubot defeated David Marrero and Lara Arruabarrena 6-0 6-3.

Following allegations of corruption, an investigation was opened by the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU).

At the French Open over the weekend, Marrero told the Wall Street Journal he knew he was innocent of any wrongdoing, and all parties involved have been cleared.

"Following comments made to the media by Spanish tennis player David Marrero at Roland Garros, the TIU can confirm that it has conducted an investigation into a mixed doubles match played by Mr Marrero and his partner Lara Arruabarrena, against Andrea Hlavackova and Lukasz Kubot, at the Australian Open in January 2016," a TIU statement read.

"While details of the investigation will remain confidential, no evidence of corrupt activity has been identified and no further action will be taken against any player involved in the match.

"TIU investigations not only root out corrupt practices, but also support players who are the subject of unproven speculation."