By Tyler Durden
Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) is willing to pull its business from China and deal with “all complications that come with it” to ensure the safety of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai, chief executive of WTA Steve Simon said in an interview with CNN on Nov. 19.
Peng, one of China’s most prominent sports stars, has disappeared from the public eye since she accused former Chinese vice premier Zhang Gaoli of coercing her into having sex at his home.
She made the allegation in a lengthy social media post dated Nov. 2 that was deleted half an hour later. Chinese censors were said to have acted quickly to block any mention of the subject from the internet, and Beijing has yet to respond to Peng’s initial allegation. (screenshot of her post)