Brazilian tennis player Souza provisionally suspended
File photo: Brazil's Joao Souza returns in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Spain's Daniel Gimeno-Traver at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Tuesday, May 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
The Associated Press
Published Friday, April 19, 2019 12:11PM EDT
LONDON -- Brazilian tennis player Joao Souza has been provisionally suspended again amid a corruption investigation by the Tennis Integrity Unit.
Souza had already been provisionally suspended on March 29 but was reinstated on April 8 following a successful appeal.
The TIU says that the provisional suspension has been put back in place "following consideration of additional evidence submitted by the TIU," adding that no more appeals will be accepted.
No further details were given for the reason of the suspension.
The 30-year old Souza is currently ranked No. 422, having reached a career-high of No. 69 in 2015.
Also in 2015, Souza played in the longest Davis Cup singles match ever, losing to Leonardo Mayer of Argentina 15-13 in the fifth set after 6 hours, 42 minutes.
The TIU is a joint initiative of the Grand Slam Board, the International Tennis Federation and the ATP and the WTA tours.