Peng Shuai News
Peng Shuai`s absence triggered widespread concern, with international sports stars and governments calling on China to provide proof that she was safe. United Nations had on Saturday called for an investigation into her disappearance while the Women`s Tennis Association (WTA) is willing to lose hundreds of millions of dollars worth of business in China for the tennis player.
Peng, a former-top ranked doubles player and one of China’s biggest sporting stars, alleged on her Weibo social media account on November 2 that Zhang Gaoli, who used to be a member of the Politburo Standing Committee – China’s top decision-making body - coerced her into sex and they later had an on-off consensual relationship.
Sania Mirza, who had had a rather splendid run last year that took her to all-time high World No. 1 in doubles circuit, failed to carry on the momentum this year. This will, in fact, be her best Grand Slam performance in 2017, with in the earlier three she had failed to crawl past the third round of the competition.