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WTA suspends tournaments in China due to absence of tennis star Peng Shuai

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WTA suspends tournaments in China due to absence of tennis star Peng Shuai

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The women’s professional tennis tour immediately suspends all tournaments in China, including Hong Kong, in response to tennis star Peng Shuai’s disappearance from public life.

The move comes a month after Peng claimed on her social media that she was sexually assaulted by a senior member of the Chinese government. The Chinese government quickly removed its internet of all mentions of the incident and all discussion of Peng, who disappeared from public life for more than two weeks.

Peng, the double and triple Olympian Grand Slam champion, resurfaced late last month in a series of appearances with Chinese officials, including in a video conference with Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, which will bring the Winter Games to Beijing. in February.

However, Steve Simon, the president of the WTA, the Women’s Professional Tour, was unable to contact Peng, despite repeated attempts over the past month.

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