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Email fuels doubts over fate of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai

Chinese state media posts message purportedly from player

Peng Shuai at the 2020 Australian Open. The tennis star has not been seen in public since she made sex assault allegations against a former vice premier on Nov. 2.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The head of the global governing body for women's tennis has raised fresh concerns about the well-being of Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai, after state media posted an email allegedly from the former Wimbledon doubles champion saying she was safe.

The sender identifying as Peng said statements released by the Women's Tennis Association raising worries about her whereabouts were not verified or approved by her.

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