In the statement made by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA), the negotiations with the Chinese government for 16 months to open the necessary investigation regarding the safety of Peng Shuai did not yield positive results, and the sanction imposed on China’s failure to host the events during this period is a sign of change. stated that it is not sufficient.
Considering that the said sanction, which has been going on since December 1, 2021, affects the players and the tournament calendar more, it has been decided to end. China will begin reorganizing WTA tournaments from September.
Former world number one couple women Peng Shuai, 37, shared in November 2021 that he was forced into sexual intercourse by his country’s former vice prime minister, Zhang Gaoli, on Weibo, a social media platform in China. The images of Peng, whose message was deleted by the Chinese government and could not be heard for 3 weeks, were first broadcast on Twitter through the country’s state television and newspaper. International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach had a video call with the Chinese tennis player.