Pressure is mounting around China as the tennis world remains without news from Peng Shuai.

Apart from the WTA, which is mobilized through the voice of its boss Steve Simon, the UN and then France expressed their concern on Friday, given that no one was able to contact the player directly.

"We are concerned about the lack of information on the situation of tennis player Peng Shuai, which worries the international community and sports circles," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

"We call on the Chinese authorities to implement their commitments in the fight against violence against women, in particular under the national law against domestic violence which entered into force in 2016".

UN wants proof of Peng's good health

A little earlier, the UN spoke at the end of the morning on the disappearance of Pang Shuai.

The UN has notably asked for evidence that Chinese tennis champion Peng Shuai, who disappeared after accusing a former top leader of the country of coercing her into sex, is doing well.

“It would be important to have proof of where she is and to know if she is okay.

And we urge a transparent investigation into his allegations of sexual assault, ”OHCHR spokesperson Liz Throssell said during a press briefing in Geneva.


Peng Shuai disappearance: WTA ready to withdraw from China if Beijing does not clear up the case

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