Chinese Tennis Player Peng Shuai Denies Making Sexual Assault Accusations

© REUTERS / Kim Hong-Ji China's Peng Shuai in action during a first-round match against Japan's Nao Hibino at the Australian Open in Melbourne on January 21, 2020
 China's Peng Shuai in action during a first-round match against Japan's Nao Hibino at the Australian Open in Melbourne on January 21, 2020 - Sputnik International, 1920, 19.12.2021
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai said on Sunday that she had never accused anyone of sexual assault and was not going to travel abroad.
"First of all, it is important to stress one very important thing: I have never said or written about anyone raping me," Peng said in an interview with Singaporean newspaper Lianhe Zaobao.
When talking about the sexual assault accusations, which she deleted from her account on the Weibo social media platform, she said it was her "personal business," noting that there was a misunderstanding. The tennis player added that she lived in Beijing without being watched and was not planning on traveling abroad due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
(FILES) This file photo taken on January 13, 2019 shows China's Peng Shuai serving the ball during a practice session ahead of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne - Sputnik International, 1920, 19.11.2021
Who is Peng Shuai and Why is the World Looking For Her?
In November, 35-year-old Peng posted a statement on Weibo, accusing 75-year-old Zhang Gaoli, a former Chinese vice-premier, of sexually assaulting her. The post was immediately deleted, while Peng`s accounts were also removed from the Chinese social networks. After making the allegation, the tennis player was not seen in public for some time, fueling questions regarding her whereabouts.
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