She has been ranked number one as a doubles player and as high as 14 as a doubles player. She’s not at the Australian Open so it seems a very interesting question. Especially since she has accused China’s former Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli of sexual misconduct.
Don’t ask the question at the tournament. If you turn up in a “Where’s Peng Shuai” T-shirt Tennis Australia will ask you to take it off.
Controversy on controversy, The Djokovic saga could easily have been avoided if Tennis Australia had said that players had to be vaccinated to play. No fuss, no ambiguity. The notion that professional sports people are so medically compromised that they are unfit for vaccination beggars belief. Instead they chose to look for loopholes. Advised that historic infection would not fit the bill did Tennis Australia suggest “No worries, Novak, just catch it again”?
Looking for Peng Shuai at the open is going to be as successful as looking for any sign of intelligence in the leadership of Tennis Australia.