Osaka's demand amid Peng Shuai disaster

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Four-time singles large champion Naomi Osaka has called for "more information" to beryllium gathered implicit the Peng Shuai enigma but praised the WTA implicit its handling of the situation.

Osaka defeated Colombian Camila Osorio successful the archetypal circular of the Australian Open and was past asked for her views connected the Peng saga.

Peng, a erstwhile Wimbledon and Roland-Garros doubles champion, alleged connected societal media successful November that erstwhile Chinese vice-premier Zhang Gaoli had sexually assaulted her.

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China's Peng Shuai successful action. (AP)

Peng's online station was deleted and her claims censored, earlier she disappeared from nationalist view.

The 36-year-old past reappeared 3 weeks later, but fears stay implicit however overmuch state Peng truly has.

The WTA was wide applauded past period erstwhile it suspended tournaments successful China, citing "serious doubts" implicit Peng's safety.

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"Yeah, for me, I haven't heard immoderate news. I'm not definite if that's concerning oregon not," Osaka said aft her opening-round Australian Open win.

"But I deliberation the WTA, the full organisation, they handled it truly well. I'm truly arrogant of them.

Japan's Naomi Osaka has fixed her views connected the Peng Shuai saga. (Getty)

"I don't know. I consciousness similar it's a concern wherever we request much information, which is decidedly truly hard. Kind of I deliberation everyone is waiting."

Osaka volition conscionable American Madison Brengle successful the 2nd circular of the Australian Open.

The erstwhile satellite No.1 is headed for a fourth-round showdown with Australian apical effect Ash Barty.

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