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WTA Suspends All Tournaments In China And Hong Kong Over Peng Shuai Crisis

1 month ago   |   By Forbes

Chairman and CEO Steve Simon said Chinese leadership “left the WTA with no choice.”
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Women's tennis tour suspends China events over Peng concerns

Women's tennis tour suspends China events over Peng concerns

1 month ago   |   By WGN TV

The head of the women's professional tennis tour announced Wednesday that all WTA tournaments would be suspended in China because of concerns about the safety of Peng Shuai, a Grand Slam doubles champion who accused a former high-ranking government official in that country of sexual assault.
Peng dropped out of public view after raising the allegations about former vice premier Zhang Gaoli in a Nov. 2 social media posting that was quickly taken down by Chinese authorities.
“Unfortunately, the leadership in China has not addressed this very serious issue in any credible way,” WTA Chairman...
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WTA suspends tournaments in China over Peng Shuai

WTA suspends tournaments in China over Peng Shuai

1 month ago   |   By RT

The Women's Tennis Association is suspending all events in China after accusing the country of failing to investigate claims of sexual assault made by doubles star Peng Shuai against a former top government official.
WTA chairman and CEO Steve Simon announced the step in a statement, saying he could not ask players to compete in China “in good conscience.”
“I am announcing the immediate suspension of all WTA tournaments in China, including Hong Kong,” read a message from Simon on t he WTA website .
“In good conscience, I don't see how I can ask our athletes to compete there when Peng Shuai...
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Women's Tennis Tournaments in China, Hong Kong Suspended Amid Peng Shuai Controversy

1 month ago   |   By Newsweek

"China's leaders have left the WTA with no choice," WTA Chairman Scott Simon said on Wednesday regarding the decision to suspend tournaments.
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