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Italy's Coppola gets 6-month ban

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LONDON (AP)

Italian tennis player Claudia Coppola has been suspended for six months after being found guilty of two charges under the sport's anti-corruption program.

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The Tennis Integrity Unit says the 18-year-old Coppola admitted breaking the rules against fixing the outcome of a match and soliciting a player not to give his or her best effort.

No details of the case were disclosed on Wednesday.

Coppola also was fined $4,000. The amount will be reduced to $3,000 if she completes an anti-corruption training program.

The Italian is ranked a career-high No. 869. She has career earnings of $8,301.

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