For the first time in history, a Chinese tennis professional has won an ATP tournament. Wu Yibing from Hangzhou crowned his winning streak in Dallas/Texas with a surprising final victory over former top ten player John Isner (6:7, 7:6, 7:6). The 23-year-old Wu already made history with his semi-final victory and was the first to […] continue reading →
The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) still refuses to hold any women’s tournaments in China until the Peng Shuai case is satisfactorily resolved. “As we would do with any of our players globally, we have called for a formal investigation into the allegations by the appropriate authorities,” read a WTA statement obtained by Reuters. While the […] continue reading →
China is fuming over the cancellation of all women's tennis tournaments in the country. Above all, the Global Times berates the WTA. This shows above all: The suspension has had an effect, the case of Peng Shuai can no longer be cheated out of the world. Meanwhile, the debate about a diplomatic boycott of the Olympics is growing louder. The IOC is maneuvering.
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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 […] continue reading →
The German Olympic Sports Confederation claims to be "informed" about the case of the missing tennis player, but is clearly against a boycott of the Winter Games in Beijing. The German Ski Association, on the other hand, does not have the time to deal with the issue in depth. So far, only the tennis world is threatening to draw consequences in response to Beijing's crisis management, while an athletes' association is even calling for the expulsion of the Chinese Olympic Committee. continue reading →
Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai disappeared after accusing a top Chinese politician of sexual assault. Instead of attempting to resolve the situation, Beijing is cracking down with harsh censorship. continue reading →