Monday, January 17th, 2022

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Peng Shuai: WTA announces immediate suspension of tournaments in China amid concern for tennis player

In a statement released Wednesday, Simon said the decision was based on the lack of transparency by Chinese officials following tennis player Peng Shuai’s allegation of sexual assault against a top Chinese government official....

Peng Shuai: Human Rights Watch accuses IOC of sportswashing in case of Chinese tennis star

During a virtual press conference Tuesday, HRW China Director Sophie Richardson denounced the IOC’s role in collaborating with Chinese authorities on Peng Shuai’s reappearance. “In 2008 we were hopeful that they would...

Alexander Zverev: After victory at the ATP Finals, is 2022 the year German tennis star can finally claim his first grand slam title?

Despite also winning Olympic gold, two more Masters 1000 titles and finishing with a tour best 59 wins in 2021, Zverev ended the year without reaching a grand slam final. The 24-year-old German star,...

Peng Shuai said she is safe in video call, says International Olympic Committee of Chinese tennis star

The two were accompanied on the video call by a Chinese sports official, Li Lingwei, as well as the Chair of the Athletes’ Commission, Emma Terho. The IOC did not provide CNN access to...

Chinese state media claims to show new video clips of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai

“I acquired two video clips, which show Peng Shuai was having dinner with her coach and friends in a restaurant,” wrote Hu Xijin. “The video content clearly shows they are shot on Saturday Beijing...

Australian Open: Tennis Australia CEO says players must be vaccinated to play in grand slam

“It’s been made very clear when the Premier announced several weeks ago that in order to participate at the Australian Open, to come into Victoria, you’ll need to be fully vaccinated,” Tiley told Australian...

Peng Shuai:UN calls for proof of Chinese tennis star’s whereabouts

Peng, who is one of China’s most recognizable sports stars, has not been seen in public since she accused former Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli of coercing her into sex at his home, according to...

Who is Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai and what is happening with the Zhang Gaoli allegations?

Peng, 35, one of China’s most recognizable athletes, accused former Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli of coercing her into sex, according to screenshots of a since-deleted social media post dated November 2. Here’s what you...

Peng Shuai: Naomi Osaka joins chorus of international concern for Chinese tennis star

“Censorship is never OK at any cost, I hope Peng Shuai and her family are safe and OK. I’m in shock of the current situation and I’m sending love and light her way,” Osaka...