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Tennis, Peng case: the WTA suspends all tournaments in China

2021-12-01T20:30:24.742Z

The association declared itself not satisfied with the assurances of Beijing (ANSA) The Women's Tennis Association (WTA), the association that brings together professional tennis players from all over the world, "suspends all tournaments in China" following the case of tennis player Peng Shuai. This was reported by an official of the organization, quoted by the AFP. The story of the 35-year-old Chinese tennis player, former world number one in women's doubles, has been at the cen



The Women's Tennis Association (WTA), the association that brings together professional tennis players from all over the world, "suspends all tournaments in China" following the case of tennis player Peng Shuai. This was reported by an official of the organization, quoted by the AFP. The story of the 35-year-old Chinese tennis player, former world number one in women's doubles, has been at the center of controversy and concerns at an international level after her disappearance from the public scene for weeks, following a complaint via social media of sexual abuse by the former premier Zhang Gaoli, 40 years her senior, with whom she had a relationship. The WTA had already said it was dissatisfied with the reassurances received from Beijing, including Peng's videoconference with the president of the International Olympic Committee (CIO),Thomas Bach. 


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