Tennis-WTA suspends tournaments in China over Peng Shuai situation

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By Frank Pingue (Reuters) -The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) said on Wednesday it will suspend lucrative tournaments in China immediately due to concerns over the treatment of former doubles world number one Peng Shuai and the safety of other players. The decision to pull tournaments that could cost the U.S.-headquartered WTA hundreds of millions of dollars in broadcasting and sponsorship comes as Beijing is preparing to host the Winter Olympics next February. Peng’s whereabouts became a matter of international concern…

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