Peng Shuai: The WTA announces immediate suspension of tournaments in China


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Bing Shuai was not seen in public for three weeks after alleging sexual assault

The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) announced the immediate suspension of all tournaments in China, amid concern about tennis player Peng Shuai, after she accused a Chinese official of sexual assault.

Ping, 35, disappeared from public view for three weeks after her announcement.

China issued a statement in October, saying, “People should stop willfully and maliciously misleading (the issue), let alone politicizing this issue.”

WTA president Steve Simon said he had “serious doubts” that Ping was “free, safe, and not subject to intimidation”.


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