Or whatever the Australian equivalent of the right against self-incrimination is. Y'all have that down there, right?
First, she was surprised, and sounded defensive about Bychkova...
'Myself, I had never heard of the rule that you have to report it. I
don't know exactly the thing going on with her, and definitely I will ask
and go deeper into the subject because I think it's very important. If
people come to me and ask something, I say no - I didn't know I had to
go [and report the approach]. Maybe she didn't know either, so how can
we say she is guilty?'"
Then she said she wasn't defending her...
'I don't want to defend her because I don't know the topic.'"
Then, of course, she was asked if she had ever been approached to fix a match and her answer was, erm, less than clearly convincing:
denial. 'Well, you know, if I say yes, they are going to send me home,' she
Ummmmmmmmmmm. Where's that lawyer Yanina used to get her out of the drug suspension? Sveta might want her card.
somebody else thinks it can be for real. You might not get if it's an
approach or not. Do I have to go and tell WTA every joke I get about
approach? You never know. I think we just need a better explanation
about corruption in the sport and the association's zero-tolerance policy
"'The Tour has a comprehensive program in place that included in-person
education where the Tennis Integrity Program rules were reviewed,
including affirmative obligations on players such as the requirement to