Tennis star Peng Shuai has answered the International Tennis Federation’s (ITF) call to help promote the sport in her native China. The former world number 14 has been appointed as the ITF’s ambassador for China, and will be tasked with helping to grow the game in the country.
Peng, who retired from professional tennis in 2019, is a popular figure in China and has a strong connection to the sport. She won the 2014 French Open doubles title with Hsieh Su-wei, and was the first Chinese player to reach the singles semifinals at a Grand Slam event.
Peng will be working with the ITF to promote the sport in China, and to help develop the next generation of Chinese tennis players. She will also be involved in the ITF’s China Open, which is the country’s biggest tennis tournament.
Peng’s appointment is a major boost for the ITF’s efforts to grow the sport in China. With her help, the ITF hopes to increase the popularity of tennis in the country and to help develop the next generation of Chinese tennis stars.