'Eating melons', 'that person': Chinese dodge censors to discuss missing tennis star's case online

The 35-year-old's allegations spread on Twitter -- which is blocked in China but accessible using special Virtual Private Networks -- and sparked an international outcry.

published on : 3rd December 2021

Suspension of China events over Peng Shuai issue may go beyond 2022: Women's Tennis Association

Peng dropped out of public view after raising the allegations about former vice premier Zhang Gaoli in a November 2 social media posting that was quickly taken down by Chinese authorities.

published on : 2nd December 2021

Women's tennis body suspends all tournaments in China over Peng Shuai concerns

Peng, Wimbledon and French Open doubles champion, was not seen for more than two weeks following her allegation against a top Communist Party leader of sexual assault.

published on : 2nd December 2021

British tennis star Johanna Konta retires following recurring knee trouble

The 30-year-old has struggled with persistent knee trouble over the past couple of seasons and has slipped to 113 in the world rankings -- a far cry from her career high of number four.

published on : 1st December 2021

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

Peng, a three-time Olympian and former top-ranked doubles player, has dropped out of public view after accusing former vice-premier Zhang Gaoli of sexual abuse in a social media post on Nov 2.

published on : 28th November 2021

Vijay Amritraj to continue as Tamil Nadu Tennis Association chief

B Venkatasubramaniam, a member of the council was nominated as joint secretary. Other office bearers and the council members were elected unanimously at the meeting.

published on : 26th November 2021

India's Sathiyan enters round of 32 at World Table Tennis Championships

Sathiyan next faces world number 17 Aruna Quadri of Nigeria in the round of 32.

published on : 25th November 2021

Tennis star Ashleigh Barty announces engagement to golfer Garry Kissick

The Australian revealed the happy news in an Instagram post, sharing a photo of the smiling couple embracing with an engagement ring on her finger.

published on : 23rd November 2021

Missing Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai reappears in public in Beijing

The post by the China Open on the Weibo social media service made no mention of Peng’s disappearance or her accusation.

published on : 21st November 2021

Where is Peng Shuai? Why isn't the IOC speaking out?

Peng Shuai's whereabouts have been shrouded in mystery since her allegation earlier this month that former vice-premier Zhang Gaoli had "forced" her into sex during a long-term on-off relationship.

published on : 20th November 2021

Sexual assault row: Serena Williams 'shocked, devastated' as concern mounts for Peng Shuai

Peng, 35, a former Wimbledon and French Open doubles champion, had alleged earlier this month that former vice-premier Zhang Gaoli had "forced" her into sex during a long-term on-off relationship.

published on : 19th November 2021

Hugo Gaston rewarded with first call up to France's Davis Cup team

The 21-year-old Gaston, who has an array of tricky shots and is a strong service returner, jumped up 36 places in the rankings to No.67.

published on : 10th November 2021

Three to four Challengers in the country next year?  

Bengaluru, New Delhi as well as a city in Maharashtra could each host a Challenger — the second rung in men's professional game — in the first three or four months of 2022.

published on : 9th November 2021

Novak Djokovic beats Daniil Medvedev for record 37th Masters title

The win at Paris also gave Djokovic a record-extending sixth Paris Masters title and put him 6-4 up overall against the No. 2-ranked Medvedev, who is pushing hard to dethrone him in world tennis.

published on : 7th November 2021

2022 Deaflympics: Andhra tennis player Shaik Jafreen looks for sponsors to realise her dream

She has been adjudged the best sportsperson with disability (hearing impaired) and the award will be presented to her in New Delhi on December 3.

published on : 4th November 2021
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