Tennis: WTA’s Return to China Depends on Peng Case

NTD Newsroom
By NTD Newsroom
January 5, 2023China in Focusshare

World tournaments for Women’s tennis might not return to China in 2023.

The return of Women’s Tennis Association tournaments to China this year will hinge on the case of a former Chinese tennis star.

The WTA governs the women’s game. The association said it still had not met with former doubles world number one, Peng Shuai.

Peng accused a Chinese former Vice-Premier of sexual assault in 2021 in a post on Chinese social media. Her post was soon removed from the internet.

Peng’s post caused an international outcry over her safety.


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