A few days before, Peng Shuai disappeared after she accused the former vice-premier minister of China of forced sex. It has generated a huge wave of questions from the global tennis community considering the Chinese government and the freedom of the sportswoman.
The Global Times, a Chinese state tabloid, has released several videos of tennis player Peng Shuai, who has not appeared in public after she announced the harassment case on November 2.
Global Times editor-in-chief Hu Xijin tweeted (Twitter has officially banned in China) a video of Peng Shuai allegedly attending a teenage tennis competition in Beijing. Hu Xijin stated that the footage was filmed on the morning of November 21, but this claim cannot be verified. Another recording, filmed by the Global Times, shows Peng Shuai signing autographs for children.
The head of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA), Steve Simon, called the proof insufficient. According to the chairman, those photos and videos don’t mean that Peng Shuai is fully safe and can make her own decisions at the moment.
Since then, only suggestions have been made, and no reliable proof has been presented to the global public. Want to know more about tennis and don’t miss the important news? Subscribe to tabletennisfansite.com and receive the latest updates to your email.