Martina Navratilova says Tennis Australia is ‘capitulating’ to China over Peng Shuai

Jan 24, 2022

Tennis great Martina Navratilova has condemned as “pathetic” the Australian Open’s decision to stop fans wearing ‘Where is Peng Shuai?’ T-shirts, accusing Tennis Australia of “capitulating” to China.

Late last week spectators at Melbourne Park were asked to remove their T-shirts and security confiscated a banner emblazoned with the same words, on the grounds that TA prohibits “clothing, banners or signs that are commercial or political”.

Source: The Guardian
(Photograph: Andy Brownbill/AP)