Sánchez Vicario, collapsed three days before her trial: “I raise my children thanks to the money that friends leave me”

The Prosecutor’s Office asked to convict the former tennis player Arantxa Sánchez Vicario and her ex-husband, Joseph Santacana, to four years in prison for an alleged crime of stealing assets by allegedly hiding his assets through a front man to avoid paying the Bank of Luxembourg a debt of 7.5 million euros. This coming Tuesday, September 12, the trial against both begins. It will last until Friday the 15th.

Three days before the process begins, the three-time Roland Garros champion said in The country: “I pray often. And I’m going to light a candle so that this goes well.” She assures that his priority is her children. “My life is dedicated to them. They are everything to me, they are what keeps me going.” The eldest, whose name is like her, is now 14 years old. The younger, Leo11.

The former tennis player reaffirms herself and blames her ex-husband, the father of her children, for her financial misfortune: “I was in love. I trusted my ex-husband and I found myself immersed in this situation. My mistake, as I have said other times, was fall in love. I trusted the person next to me, my husband, and he played it for me. I’m not going to throw in the towel. I didn’t do it on the court and I won’t do it now.”

He then surprised by revealing that he asks his friends for help: “I give private tennis lessons and, on occasions, they hire me to help organize tournaments, or as a commentator. I am making a brutal financial effort, which I will continue to make.” my whole life. I raise my children thanks, also, to the money that friends leave me. I get by with that.”

Arantxa, who could reach an agreement with the prosecution to avoid a possible prison sentence, already submitted a letter to the judge in 2021 to defend himself and point out Josep Santacana as the manipulator who had convinced him to hide his assets, and who also He had squandered his fortune. In this sense, the prosecutor details that the tennis player acted “under the instructions of her husband” once she was notified of the debt claim in July 2010.

Her husband also presented a document in which he removes his guilt and denied having been administrator of the fortune. He alleged that he only cashed a few checks, some exclusives from the gossip press and showed one of her houses to a real estate agency; He also claimed that his wife still had the “money” in Switzerland.

Their divorce proceedings also remain unresolved. The tennis champion and the businessman have not yet reached a legal agreement, they have not signed the divorce papers for five years and there is nothing positive left from their relationship. Their lawsuits remain open and have not yet found a solution either in Miami or in Spain.