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ITF declines to suspend play in China amid Peng Shuai safety concerns: 'We don't want to punish a billion people'

ITF declines to suspend play in China amid Peng Shuai safety concerns: 'We don't want to punish a billion people'

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) will not suspend play in China amid safety concerns for Peng Shuai after she alleged sexual assault by a former Chinese government official. ITF president David Haggerty told BBC Sport on Sunday the organization’s responsibility for “grassroots development” of the sport resulted in the governing body’s decision.

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Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai tells IOC in video call that she is safe and well

Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai tells IOC in video call that she is safe and well

Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai spoke with Olympic officials in a video call and told the international body that she is well, the International Olympic Committee said Sunday. There has been worldwide concern for her safety since she went missing shortly after accusing a former Chinese vice premier of sexual assault.

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What to know about 'Where is Peng Shuai?' Tennis world questions safety of Chinese tennis player

What to know about 'Where is Peng Shuai?' Tennis world questions safety of Chinese tennis player

Chinese state media released an email purportedly from tennis player Peng Shuai retracting a sexual assault claim against a former top government official. In a statement responding to the email, WTA chairman and CEO Steve Simon said the email released by Chinese state-owned television broadcaster CGTN “only raises my concerns as to her safety and whereabouts.

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