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WTA to AP: Loss of China events over Peng could go past '22

Dec. 02, 2021 05:23 AM EST

The suspension of all WTA tournaments in China because of concerns about the safety of Peng Shuai, a Grand Slam doubles champion who accused a former government official there of sexual assault, could result in cancellations of those events beyond 2022, the head of the women's professional...

Women's professional tennis tour says it is suspending tournaments in China because of concern about Peng Shuai's safety

Dec. 01, 2021 14:27 PM EST
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Women's professional tennis tour says it is suspending tournaments in China because of concern about Peng Shuai's safety.

EU wants 'verifiable proof' Chinese tennis player is safe

Nov. 30, 2021 09:34 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union said Tuesday that it wants China to release “verifiable proof" that tennis player Peng Shuai is safe and to conduct a thorough and transparent investigation into her sexual assault allegations. Peng, a three-time Olympian and former...

China concerned about omicron effect on Beijing Winter Games

Nov. 30, 2021 06:04 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China says the omicron variant of the coronavirus is a concern for organizers of the Beijing Winter Olympics but it remains confident the games will be held as scheduled in February. The new variant is the latest challenge facing the games, which have...

US eliminated from Davis Cup Finals after loss to Colombia

Nov. 28, 2021 19:25 PM EST

U.S. captain Mardy Fish hinted at a lack of passion within his team after the record 32-time champion Americans were eliminated from the Davis Cup Finals by following up a lopsided loss to host Italy with a humbling defeat to Colombia on Sunday. The Americans left Turin...

WTA remains "concerned' about Peng's ability to speak freely

Nov. 27, 2021 22:38 PM EST

Steve Simon, the head of the WTA, says he remains “deeply concerned” about the whereabouts of Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai and her ability to “communicate freely, openly and directly" after allegations that a powerful politician forced her to have sex. Peng, a...

Ymer brothers help Sweden stun Canada in Davis Cup Finals

Nov. 25, 2021 18:00 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Before any matches were played, Elias Ymer didn’t hesitate to say Sweden could succeed at the Davis Cup Finals despite being one of the lowest-ranked nations in the competition. He backed up his words with a great opening win on Thursday, then cheered on...

IOC call with Chinese tennis star Peng raises more questions

Nov. 22, 2021 10:58 AM EST

A video call between the head of the International Olympic Committee and Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai, whose nearly three-week disappearance from public view sparked an outcry, was meant to reassure the world that she was safe — but instead has raised more questions. ...

Austria's lockdown affects return of Davis Cup Finals

Nov. 22, 2021 07:25 AM EST

TURIN, Italy (AP) — No Davis Cup tennis fans will be allowed in Innsbruck as Austria goes back into lockdown. Capacity will be at 60% in Turin, where Italian children will be occupying vast portions of the stands amid slow ticket sales. Attendance in Madrid will be at a maximum of 75%. ...

A sign for '22: Zverev dominates to claim ATP Finals trophy

Nov. 21, 2021 13:42 PM EST

TURIN, Italy (AP) — If Alexander Zverev’s performance this weekend is any indication, a lot can be expected from the third-ranked German in 2022. Zverev beat the top two players in consecutive matches to earn his second title at the ATP Finals. ...