• Bloomberg


The Women’s Tennis Association has said it wants to speak privately with tennis player Peng Shuai after she gave an interview to a French news outlet that was overseen by a Chinese sports official.

WTA Chairman Steve Simon said in a statement that the “in-person interview does not alleviate any of our concerns about her initial post,” which detailed a rocky affair with a retired Chinese official. He called for “an opportunity for the WTA to meet with Peng — privately — to discuss her situation,” and reiterated the organization wants China to investigate her situation.

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