January 05, 2023 2:15 am
In July last year, men's governing body ATP had cancelled its events in China due to the COVID-19 crisis in the country.
July 10, 2022 10:05 am
The whereabouts and well-being of Peng -- a former doubles number one and doubles champion at Wimbledon -- became a cause for concern worldwide when she accused China's former Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli of sexual assault last November.
July 05, 2022 12:08 pm
Peng is a retired professional tennis player from China who last year accused a former high-ranking member of the country’s ruling Communist Party of sexual assault. She has made very few public appearances since then.
February 09, 2022 3:26 pm
Bach, who met Peng for dinner during the weekend, is one of the few people outside China to have spoken with Peng.
February 09, 2022 1:01 pm
Marc Ventouillac, one of two journalists for French sports daily L'Equipe who spoke to Peng this week in a restrictive interview arranged with Chinese Olympic officials, says he is still unsure if she is free.
February 09, 2022 10:47 am
L’Equipe asked Peng about a post in November on her verified account on a leading Chinese social media platform, Weibo, which kicked off a storm of international concern.
February 07, 2022 9:17 am
Peng briefly disappeared from public view, then appeared at some promotional appearances arranged by the government.
February 03, 2022 7:58 pm
Peng last year accused a former senior Chinese Community Party official of sexual assault. IOC president Thomas Bach is among the few people outside China to have spoken with Peng in the past three months in calls by video link with IOC staff.
January 29, 2022 7:13 pm
The T-shirts, highlighting concerns about the Chinese tennis player, were confiscated by security last weekend.
January 25, 2022 9:26 pm
Tennis Australia (TA) defended its stance by saying: “Under our ticket conditions of entry, we don’t allow clothing, banners or signs that are commercial or political.”