Doubts over email allegedly from missing Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai – BBC News

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The head of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) has cast doubt on an email that Chinese state media claims is from tennis player Peng Shuai, who has not been heard from since she made sexual assault allegations against a top Chinese government official two weeks ago.

In the email, Ms Peng purportedly says the allegations are “not true”.

Steve Simon, chairman of the WTA, said the message “only raises” his concerns about Ms Peng’s safety.

“I have a hard time believing that Peng Shuai actually wrote the email we received or believes what is being attributed to her,” he said in a statement.

Written in her voice and published by the broadcaster CGTN, the email claims she is not missing or unsafe, adding: “I’ve just been resting at home and everything is fine.”

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Peng Shuai is a Chinese professional tennis player. She was ranked world No. 1 doubles by the WTA, the first Chinese tennis player to do so in February 2014. She peaked at No. 14 of the singles rankings in August 2011. Peng has won two singles and 22 doubles titles.

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