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Naomi Osaka will play at the Australian Open. Photo: Andy Cheung/Getty Images

An email from Tennis Australia, offering television networks footage of defending champion Naomi Osaka’s arrival in Melbourne, arrived midway through (...)

    Peng Shuai was not seen   in public for more than two weeks last month after accusing a Chinese former senior official of having coerced her into sex. Photograph:  Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai has denied that she had accused a former senior official of having sexually assaulted her, in what is believed to be th(...)

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Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast, an acclaimed reverie on his home city in the early years of the Troubles, has received seven nominations for the upcoming G(...)

The International Olympic Council say they have spoken to Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai for a secod time. Photograph: Eric Feferberg/AFP via Getty Images

China has attacked the Women’s Tennis Association’s (WTA) boycott in response to the treatment of Peng Shuai, as the International Olympic Committee c(...)

China’s foreign ministry has hit back against those who continue to call for a thorough investigation into the safety and whereabouts of Peng Shuai. Photograph: William West/AFP

China’s foreign ministry has accused unnamed people of “malicious hyping” in the case of the tennis star Peng Shuai, in a hardline and unrepentant res(...)

IOC president Thomas Bach had a 30-minute video call with Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai. Photograph: Greg Martin/IOC/Getty

Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai’s video call with the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) does not address or alleviate the Women’(...)

 Peng Shuai:  a former doubles world number one, has not been seen in public since she accused the former high-ranking official Zhang Gaoli of sexual assault on November 2nd. Photograph: Francis Malasig/EPA,

The UN has called on Chinese authorities to prove the whereabouts of Peng Shuai, as photos purporting to show the tennis player were released by a st(...)

Both the WTA and the UN have called for information on Peng’s whereabouts. Photograph:  Fred Lee/Getty Images

An outcry over the whereabouts of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai escalated on Friday as the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) said it was prepared to (...)

The WTA does not believe an email that is purportedly from Peng saying she is fine is legitimate. Photograph:  Zhong Zhi/Getty Images

What happened? On November 2nd, Peng posted a lengthy statement to Weibo, China’s Twitter-like social media platform, in which she accused the countr(...)

The WTA has said it is willing to pull out of its events in China after the disappearance of Peng Shuai. Photograph: Fred Lee/Getty Images

The Women’s Tennis Association is prepared to pull its tournaments out of China if there isn’t an adequate response to Peng Shuai’s allegation that sh(...)

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