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Peng Shuai case: WTA suspends tournaments in China and Hong Kong

International pressure is mounting in the case of Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai. The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) will suspend all of its tournaments in China and Hong Kong, WTA chief Steve Simon announced on Wednesday. “In good conscience, I don’t see how I can ask our athletes to compete there when Peng Shuai is not allowed to communicate freely and has seemingly been pressured to contradict her allegation of sexual assault,” Simon wrote.

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