The Professional Tennis Players Association (PTPA), founded by tennis players from the men’s circuit and whose main figure is Novak Djokovic, asked this Friday for the appearance of Peng shuai, the Chinese player who had denounced sexual abuse of the former vice premier of her country (Zhang Gaoli) and whose current status is not known.
“The PTPA requests independent evidence on the safety and location of Peng Shuai. We must unite until we have evidence of Peng’s well-being,” the Players Association posted on its Twitter account on Friday. Novak Djokovic, from Turin where he is playing the ATP Finals, had already demonstrated.
Speaking to CNN, WTA CEO (Steve Simon) said on Thursday that they are willing to break trade relations with China if the situation of the 35-year-old tennis player, who is currently ranked 192nd in the singles rankings, is not clarified. and he knew how to be N ° 1 in the world in doubles.