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Tennis authorities commission independent review to restore 'public confidence' in sport

Tennis authorities commission independent review to restore 'public confidence' in sport

Angelique Kerber and Johanna Konta advanced to the Australian Open semifinals Wednesday on another day when the integrity of tennis was part of the tournament conversation.

The first Grand Slam of the season has been overshadowed from the start by media reports alleging that tennis authorities had failed to thoroughly investigate evidence of match-fixing.

On Wednesday, just as Kerber began her 6-3, 7-5 win over two-time champion Victoria Azarenka in the quarterfinals, the governing bodies of tennis announced they would commission an independent review of their anti-corruption unit to restore "public confidence in our sport."

In announcing the review, ATP...

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