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Peng Shuai incident: Who is Simon, the president of the World Women’s Tennis Association who is challenging China? -BBC News Chinese

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Steve Simon is the chairman and president of the World Women’s Tennis Association.

After Chinese female tennis player Peng Shuai publicly alleged that she was sexually assaulted by former Deputy Prime Minister Zhang Gaoli, the head of the International Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Steve Simon has been paying attention and supporting her.

On December 2, the International Women’s Tennis Association announced that it would suspend all Chinese competitions. Simon (Steve Simon) said that he very much doubts whether Peng Shuai is “free, safe and not intimidated”.

He said: “Ask yourself, how can I ask the athletes to compete in China.”

The International Women’s Tennis Association has repeatedly called for a full investigation of Peng Shuai’s allegations. China’s response to this was “oppose the politicization of sports.”

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