Alize Cornet on Tuesday expressed her continuing concern for the fate of tennis colleague Peng Shuai, who has been all but incognito for two months/.
The Chinese player’s social media voice was silenced in early November, less than half an hour after she posted details of what was painted as sexual agression over a period of years by a top Communist party official/
Peng, a two-time Grand Slam doubles winner, has basically gone silent ever since, with the WTA and fellow payers expressing concern for her safety inside China.
Cornet re-ignited the issue after losing to Naomi Osaka on Tuesday in a Melbourne tune-up event for the Australian Open.
“I’m still a little bit worried about her,” Cornet said after her first-round loss to Naomi Osaka in the Melbourne Summer Set on Tuesday.
“I have to say that this situation still makes me feel uncomfortable, and I don’t know how she’s doing.
“I really don’t know what to think about it anymore. I don’t know where is the truth and where are the lies,.” the 61st-ranked Frenchwoman said.
I’m just hoping for the best and hoping that she’s fine. I feel I don’t have the power to do something more.”to know what the effect was on her situation.
It’s not very clear … I’m just hoping for the best and hoping that she’s fine I feel I don’t have the power to do something more.”