WTA Cancels Tournaments In China Due To Ongoing Peng Shuai Situation

NEW YORK -SEPTEMBER 2, 2014: Professional tennis player Shuai Peng from China during round 4 match against Belinda Bencic at Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York

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The WTA has announced it will be suspending tournaments in China due to the ongoing situation with the country and tennis star Peng Shuai. Shuai has been gone from the public eye since posting allegations of sexual assault against a Chinese politician in early November.

The Chinese government has claimed that her social disappearance is a simple misunderstanding and that Shaui is perfectly fine in her home country.

Since Shuai went public on a social media platform in her country, China has been on the defense about the allegations and has been censoring reports on the matter from their own television production.

Current and former tennis stars are speaking out about the situation in support of Shuai’s allegations.

Dick Pound, yes, that is his real name, a senior member of the IOC, says he is “puzzled” that people do not believe that Shuai is safe and in good health after her video call through the Chinese government.

The IOC believes that Shuai is safe and that no serious concerns for her health and safety need to be looked into further.

The situation continues to be shrouded in mystery, as a video has surfaced of the tennis star having a seemingly peaceful dinner with her coach and friends last Saturday in China. It will be interesting to see how this scary situation will play out and if Shuai truly is in a safe environment.

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