WTA suspension of tournaments in China - Steve Simon steps up for women
ladybranstonpickle · 02/12/2021 08:01
I didn't see a thread on this already - but the Women's Tennis Association announced yesterday the immediate suspension of all tournaments in China due to concern for Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai.
I think this is an amazing stance by the association and am pleased to see a male CEO stepping up to defend women, publicly and unequivocally. The WTA is also set to lose a lot of money, as China is a lucrative tournament location.
I am writing to the WTA to thank it (via its [[https://www.wtatennis.com]] and express my support for their stance. I'm not a superfan of tennis by any means but I do enjoy women's tennis far more than the mens, and usually make a point to watch a bit of the bigger tournaments.
I hope Peng is returned to her family, safe and well.
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