Peng Shuai talked by videoconference with the president of the International Olympic Committee Bach, reassuring him, apparently, about her condition. She said: "I'm fine and I'm safe, I want respect for my privacy." She said it after days of concern over her disappearance following reports of abuse by former Beijing deputy prime minister, Zang Ghaoli.
This was reported by a note from the IOC The Peng Shuai's issue is making and continues to be discussed throughout the world. The former number one in the world of women's doubles has been missing for a few weeks and the world of sport has mobilized for the athlete to be found.
In the last few hours, some photos and videos of the tennis player struggling in a Chinese event had been released on social networks, but there was still no official statement by the tennis player and the WTA had still said it was perplexed about the story, not judging the shots arrived on the tennis player to be sufficient Chinese, winner of Roland Garros and Wimbledon in doubles tournaments.
Peng Shuai: "I'm fine, respect my privacy"
IOC President Thomas Bach and two members of the Olympic organization held a video call with Peng. A picture of Peng was posted of her at her home surrounded by stuffed animals but the woman appeared apparently serene.
Peng Shuai thanked for all this attention and confirmed that he is fine. Several important personalities of tennis and sport had moved for the woman and legends such as Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Serena Williams had discussed and had made statements in aid of the expert oriental athlete.
Emma Terho, one of the members present at the call, explained: "We are all relieved to see that she was fine, it was our biggest concern. We confirmed our support and told him we will keep in touch with you in the next few days, Peng appreciated." The Olympic Committee then said the woman asked for some privacy.
However, that of the IOC was also a diplomatic choice: in fact, Beijing will host the 2022 Winter Olympics and a situation like this could undoubtedly undermine the tranquility of the event.