Peng Shuai situation explained: EU calls for 'full' investigation into Chinese tennis star's allegations
The European Union also requested 'verifiable proof' of Peng's safety in a Tuesday statementThe former French Open and Wimbledon doubles champion claimed retired Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli forced her into sex three years ago in a since-deleted online post to the Chinese social-media site Weibo. Peng has not been seen in public since, aside from a heavily-scrutinized video Chinese state media released of her at a Beijing restaurant on Saturday and an alleged video call with the president of the International Olympic Committee on Sunday.
Tournament © Panoramic Amelie Mauresmo
Favorite to succeed in Guy Forget at the head of the Parisian tournament, Amelie Mauresmo is the new director of Roland-Garros, And first woman to endorse this costume. Gilles Moretton announced this Thursday.
A woman at the head of Roland-Garros. And not any one! The new boss of the famous Parisian tournament and appointment registered in the calendar of the four Grand Slam very awaited each year is indeed Amelie Mauresmo (42 years old). great favorite to the succession of Guy Forget and target number 1 from Gilles Moretton to take over in the director costume of the former Captain of the French Cup Team Davis, the only world number 1 French French of the era Open on the female circuit had given the time of reflection. She finally gave her agreement to the new President of the FFT, who officially announced this Thursday in a press conference that the young mother of two children agreed to take up the challenge.
Tennis: Case Peng Shuai: WTA relies all tournaments in China from
The WTA has exposed after the incidents around the disappeared Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai with immediate effect all WTA tournaments in China and Hong Kong. The association announced that on Wednesday evening. © Provided by SPOX The Tennis Women's Association WTA expires the tournaments in China.
Sponsor of Roland-Garros of history
Amelie Mauresmo named Director of the Roland Garros tournament.
This is the first woman at the direction of Roland-Garros. #rolandGarros pic.twitter.com/wiql1dkeau
- fft (@fftennis) December 9, 2021
"Amé" thus becomes the very first woman to take the reins of the tournament of the Auteuil Gate, as well as the second From the story after the Canadian Stacey Alaster, orders from the US Open, to lead a Grand Slam tournament. a sacred promotion lined with a huge responsibility that makes the happiness of the one who had won the Open d'Australia and Wimbledon, but did not do it better than a quarterfinal (twice, in 2003 and 2004) in this tournament of the capital on beaten earth of which she has officially the new boss since Thursday. "What proud to reach the Roland-Garros teams, savor Mauresmo in a statement. I accepted this position of the tournament director by clearly displaying strong ambitions. I will wear them with the requirement, freedom and passion that has always animated me. The former captain of the French team of Fed Cup could also take the reins of the Bercy tournament, also abandoned by Guy Forget. For the moment, nothing has filtered and will be able to wait for the name of the new director.
Open from Australia: 17 French in qualifying, including Simon .
© Provided by Sports.co.uk Tennis - Open from Australia: 17 French in qualifying, including Simon this year, for the first time in history, Qualifications of the Australian Open had been relocated, in Doha for men and Dubai because of travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, and had held a month before the tournament kick. This year, qualifications will take place in Melbourne, the week of January 10, which precedes the tournament.