"We just want her to be safe" - Sam Stosur voices concern regarding safety of Peng Shuai
Former World No.4 Samantha Stosur has joined the list of high profile tennis players who are concerned about the well-being of Peng Shuai, following the Chinese star's disappearance after making allegations against a retired Chinese Vice Premier.
Speaking with Australian media on Peng’s situation, Stosur said “it’s a terrible story, what is unfolding with Peng Shuai.
“We played many, many times on Tour. All the players know who she was as she has won Grand Slams (the French Open and Wimbledon) and has been number one in the world in doubles.
“From the players’ point of view and the WTA Tour, we just want her to be safe and hopefully everything is okay, but things are unfolding and we just have to wait and see how that plays out.”
Although Shuai has resurfaced and was seen in a 30-minute video call with International Olympic Committee president Dick Pound, many including the WTA have not accepted this as proof that the 35-year old is safe. Furthermore, the European Union have echoed the WTA’s calls and have requested “verifiable proof” of Peng’s safety and freedom.