August 11, 2022



Chinese language tennis occasions for 2022 referred to as off due to Covid-19 restrictions

The Shanghai Masters is one among 4 2022 males’s tennis tournaments cancelled in China because the nation continues its strict Covid-19 restrictions.

China hosted the Winter Olympics in February however most different worldwide sporting occasions within the nation have been cancelled or postponed in 2022.

The ladies’s tennis tour has no occasions scheduled in China this yr because it seeks a decision over Peng Shuai.

Chinese language authorities stay dedicated to a zero-Covid coverage.

Consequently, males’s tennis’ governing physique the ATP mentioned occasions in China, usually held in September and October, can be cancelled for a 3rd yr.

In addition to the Shanghai Masters, the Chengdu Open, Zhuhai Championships and China Open won’t happen, with six ATP 250 tournaments elsewhere filling the hole within the 2022 calendar.

Girls’s governing physique the WTA isn’t holding occasions in China whereas it continues to hunt solutions about Peng.

In a November 2021 social media publish, Peng claimed she was compelled into having sexual relations with a former Chinese language celebration chief. She then disappeared for weeks.

Her disappearance prompted world concern, however in February Peng mentioned there had been a “large misunderstanding” in a newspaper interview carried out beneath extremely managed circumstances.

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