Missing Chinese Tennis Star Says She Is Safe
VOA says missing Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai reappeared in public Sunday at a youth tournament in Beijing and later told an Olympic official she is safe and well.
Peng had not been seen since earlier this month after she accused Zhang Gaoli, a former Chinese vice premier, of forcing her to have sex several years ago. Her absence from public sight had prompted international demands for Chinese officials to account for her safety.
On Sunday, the three-time Olympian and former Wimbledon champion appeared standing beside a tennis court, waving and signing oversized commemorative tennis balls for children.
Later, she had a 30-minute call with Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, who said she thanked the IOC for its concern about her.
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