WTA still deeply concerned over the safety of Shuai Peng

Shua Peng is seemingly safe and sound moving freely in China but the WTA is still deeply concerned about the wellbeing of the player as noted by chief Steve Simon.

The WTA has been at the forefront of the quest to find Shuai Peng during the time where her whereabouts were unknown. Since then it was revealed that Peng is safe and sound and currently in China free to do as she pleases but the WTA is still not happy with the way the whole situation is handled. In a recent interview with CNN WTA Chief Steve Simon revealed that the organization is still deeply concerned about the state of the player.

He said:

"I've to reach out to Peng via various communication channels, including two emails to which it was clear her responses were influenced by others."

Simon believes Peng is under huge pressure with all her actions being closely monitored by the government which is far removed from the reports coming from China about the players being free to do as she pleases. All the information revealed about Peng and her whereabouts came from Chinese state-affiliated media whose informations are not trustworthy according to the WTA.

It's hard to see how this situation will unfold moving forward and it's hard to see how the WTA will ever be satisfied as long as Peng remains in China. It's highly unlikely she would be allowed to leave the country as well which indicates the difficulty of the situation. Simon also confirmed that the WTA will not abandon Peng and will continue to try and reach out to her.

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