Peng Shuai, one in every of China’s most achieved tennis stars, disappeared from public view in early November after a uncommon public allegation of sexual assault towards a retired prime official in China’s Communist Social gathering. The worldwide tennis neighborhood, together with lots of the sport’s best-known world stars and its governing our bodies, have brazenly questioned Chinese language authorities on her whereabouts and the allegation. On Nov. 21, she appeared in a tennis occasion and later in a video convention from house in Beijing with Worldwide Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach and different sports activities officers, however didn’t publicly deal with the allegation.
Who’s Peng Shuai?
Peng Shuai (pronounced “Pung Shwai”), 35 years previous, is the one Chinese language tennis participant to ever have attained a world No. 1 tennis rating—in Ms. Peng’s case, in girls’s doubles, in 2014. She gained girls’s doubles titles in two Grand Slam tournaments, at Wimbledon in 2013 and on the French Open in 2014, profitable each occasions with Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei. Ms. Peng represented China at three Summer time Olympics, together with the 2008 Beijing Video games.