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Estonian ‘courtsider’ arrested for ignoring US Open ban

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NEW YORK – The U.S. Tennis Association says a man from Estonia has been arrested during the US Open for violating a no-trespassing notice he was given last year during the tournament for ”courtsiding” – providing information about a match that can be used by gamblers.

USTA spokesman Chris Widmaier tells The Associated Press that the man was removed from Arthur Ashe Stadium during a match Friday and taken away by police.

Widmaier says eight courtsiders have been identified by the Tennis Integrity Unit’s on-site enforcement team so far during the tournament, which began Monday.

He says there were 20 identified through the full two weeks at last year’s US Open.

The USTA issues them warnings in the form of 20-year no-trespassing notices.

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