Flavia Pennetta: "We are all with Peng Shuai"

On the delicate issue, Flavia Pennetta has also expressed herself in the last few hours. The former Italian champion made interesting statements to the Adnkronos news agency

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Flavia Pennetta: "We are all with Peng Shuai"

There are many athletes who have supported the decision made by the WTA on the Shuai Peng's issue. Steve Simon announced the suspension of all tournaments planned for China in 2022 and specified: "In all conscience, I don't know how I could ask our players to play in the country where Peng Shuai is not allowed to speak freely.

Even though we know where Peng is, I have serious doubts that the woman is free, safe and that she is not subject to censorship or intimidation." After the choice made by the WTA, Novak Djokovic did not hide and praised the courage shown by Simon.

"The PTPA is always of the idea of ​​supporting players, so I support the WTA's decision because we don't have enough news about Peng. I see nothing wrong from the WTA - but also from the ATP - in asking for information.

It is a courageous gesture on the part of the WTA and it is important that we support each other. Whether the WTA is involved, or the ATP, PTPA, or any player organization. We need to know more about what happened. It is sad that there is no clarity, because it is the life of a player that is at stake."

Pennetta: "We hope to see Peng Shuai again soon"

On the delicate issue, Flavia Pennetta has also expressed herself in the last few hours.

The former Italian champion made interesting statements to the Adnkronos news agency: "There are so many gray areas on this matter that only Peng Shuai can clear up. We only know that she disappeared on November 2nd after writing that post in which she accused a senior Chinese party official of abusing her and that Corriere della Sera published today.

In the last month she has only appeared in a tennis tournament in which she rewards some children. What I feel like saying is that the whole tennis family is with her. We hope to see you again soon to smile again and to be able to speak freely.

The associations of WTA and ATP players have done well to take a clear position and suspend tournaments in China until there is clarity on this sad story. We hope as soon as possible."

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