Australian Open forced DOWN, will allow ‘Where is Peng Shuai?’ Melbourne Park shirt »FirstSportz

Peng Shuai
Peng Shuai

The 2022 Australian Open It’s in its second week and despite the top action taking place in the matches, the tournament continues to drag on controversy. Although Novak Djokovic The situation calmed down and focus turned back to tennis, another controversy erupted at the tournament.

Few activists were stopped by security officials in Melbourne Park as they were carrying banners and shirts that read ‘Where is Peng Shuai?support Chinese players Peng Shuai whose security and health appear to have been compromised after she made the allegation of sexual assault Zhang Gaolia high-ranking Chinese politician and has since retracted his comment after going missing for a week and mysteriously reappearing.

Tennis Australia later released and released a statement explaining that the entry rules mentioned on the ticket also ‘do not allow banners, signs or clothing of a commercial or political nature’. However, this statement did not go well and the league was heavily criticized by former players and spectators alike for not siding with their players.

However, with the backlash growing increasingly damaging to the league, Craig TileyThe Executive Director of Tennis Australia and the Tournament Director of the Australian Open gave an analysis of the situation and allowed the t-shirts to add that security officials would act on a ‘case-by-case basis. body’.

“Yes, as long as they don’t come as a mob to cause trouble but to make peace. It’s all a bit lost in translation from some people who aren’t here and don’t really know the whole thing. The situation over the last few days is that some people have come in with banners on two large power poles and we cannot allow that. If you come to watch tennis that’s okay, but we can’t allow anyone to mess up at the end of the day,” Tiley said in conversation with AFP.

Peng Shuai is the Australian Open runner-up

Former No. 1 in women's doubles Peng Shuai at the Australian Open
Former No. 1 women’s doubles Peng Shuai.

In singles, Peng’s best Grand Slam result is at 2014 US Open where she made it to the semi-finals. At the Australian Open and Wimbledon, she reached the fourth round and at the French Open, she only made it to the third round.

However, her best results were in the doubles event. Once the world number 1 in doubles, she won Wimbledon 2013 and 2014 French Open while reaching the semi-finals of US Open 2017 previously finished as runner-up at Australian Open 2017 also.

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