Women’s Tennis Association suspends tournaments in China over concerns about player Peng Shuai

the head of the women’s professional tennis excursion announced Wednesday that all WTA tournaments would be suspended in China as a result of issues in regards to the protection of Peng Shuai, a Grand Slam doubles champion who accused a former prime-score govt professional in that usa of sexual attack.

Peng dropped out of public view after posting her allegations on social media last month.

“Sadly, the leadership in China has no longer addressed this very critical factor in any credible means,” WTA Chairman and CEO Steve Simon wrote in a statement disbursed through the tour.

“Even As we now recognize where Peng is, i’ve critical doubts that she is free, protected, and not subject to censorship, coercion, and intimidation.”

Simon repeated his demand a “full and transparent research — without censorship” into Peng’s accusations.

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