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Amid the final stretches of the season-ending tennis championships, the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) and a growing number of tennis stars are expressing concern about the public disappearance of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai as he confronted former Deputy Prime Minister Zhang Gaoli was accused of sexual abuse. Attack on a Chinese social media post that has since been removed.

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According to a November 2 post, 75-year-old Zhang, who used to be one of the seven members of the Communist Party’s most powerful body, allegedly forced Peng to have sex with her three years ago.

Peng, 35, has won more than 20 doubles and two singles events disappeared in the public eye ever since he made the allegation, and Guardian The comments feature has been disabled on her Weibo social media account, where she posted allegations of sexual harassment.

No. 1 male player Novak Djokovic said in the Nitto ATP Finals on Monday that he “astonished“Peng was missing to find out, reports Eurosport.

Chris Evert, American tennis legend who won 18 Grand Slams said The allegations on Twitter were “very disturbing” and “we should all be concerned; this is serious; where’s that?”

French player Alize Cornet tweeted “Let’s not be silent. #WhereIsPengShuai,” used the hashtag being used by supporters on Twitter, while Nicolas Mahut, a French men’s player, retweeted A statement from the WTA that said Peng’s disappearance is “not only the WTA’s problem. We are all concerned.”

one in Statement Released on Sunday, top WTA official Steve Simon called for a “complete, fair and transparent” investigation into the sexual assault allegations against Zhang and “end censorship” against Peng.

Chinese Embassy in Washington DC did not respond Businesshala‘Request for comment.

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