Professional Tennis Player Jasmina Tinjić Banned For Six Years Over Match-Fixing Allegations

Jasmina Tinjić, a former professional tennis player from Bosnia and Herzegovina, has been handed a six-year suspension by the International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) due to multiple breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (TACP). The ITIA announced the suspension on Friday, citing match-fixing, facilitating betting, receiving financial incentives for underperformance, and failing to report corrupt approaches as the violations.

Tinjić, who once achieved a career-high singles ranking of 236 in September 2013, admitted to these breaches, which took place in 2017 and 2018. The ITIA’s ruling followed the conclusion of criminal and domestic proceedings in Sweden, where she resides. In Sweden, she faced charges for match-fixing offenses in 2022, resulting in a four-and-a-half-year suspension from all sports by the Swedish Tennis Federation.

Janie Soublière, an independent Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer, confirmed the six-year suspension and imposed a $20,000 fine, with $18,000 suspended. The suspension is backdated to May 18, 2022, coinciding with the Swedish Tennis Federation’s ruling, and will end on May 17, 2028.

During the suspension period, Tinjić is prohibited from participating in, coaching, or even attending any tennis events authorized by the ITIA or its member organizations, including the ATP, ITF, WTA, and Grand Slam committees. This extensive ban underscores the serious nature of her offenses and serves as a warning to others in the sport about the consequences of corrupt practices.