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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
The women's professional tennis tour says it is suspending tournaments in China because of concern about Peng Shuai's safety.
The Women's Tennis Association will not hold any matches in China, Steve Simon, WTA's chairman and CEO, said Wednesday. In the statement, Simon accused China of responding to Peng Shuai's accusations of sexual assault by a government official with "censorship,
The WTA president said he doubted that doubles star Peng Shuai was “safe and not subject to censorship” following her sexual-assault allegation.
"China's leaders have left the WTA with no choice," WTA Chairman Scott Simon said on Wednesday regarding the decision to suspend tournaments.
The WTA announces it is suspending all tournaments in China.
"Unless China takes the steps we have asked for, we cannot put our players and staff at risk by holding events in China," the WTA said in a statement.
US-based organisation’s head says he is not sure whether the sports star is ‘free, safe and not subject to censorship’
CEO Steve Simon says the WTA is still concerned about the safety of Peng Shuai in the wake of her accusation of sexual assault by a Chinese government official.