Serena Williams joins calls to find missing tennis player

Peng Shuai, a Grand Slam doubles champion, has not been seen publicly in more than two weeks after she accused a former high-ranking Chinese government official of sexual assault.
2:09 | 11/19/21

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Now to missing Chinese star Peng shuai. Serena Williams joined those around the world speaking out for the safety of shuai who has been seen -- who has not been seen in public S accusing a Chinese official of sexual assault and Kaylee Hartung has the story. Good morning, Kaylee. Reporter: Hey, good morning, George. We're now just a couple of months away from the start of the winter olympics in beijing and president Biden is already considering a diplomatic boycott of the games over China's human rights abuses. One U.S. Congressman is urging the administration to warn Chinese authorities if this situation with Peng shuai is not handled properly that boycott will be more likely. This morning, outrage growing over the disappearance of Chinese tennis star Peng shuai. Serena Williams just the latest in the tennis world to voice her concern tweeting I hope she is safe and found as soon as possible. This must be investigated and we must not stay silent. Oh, what a shot. Reporter: The grand slam doubles champion has not been seen publicly in more than would weeks. Shuai's social media going dark after alleging she was sexually assaulted three years ago by this former high ranking Chinese government official. He has not commented on the allegations. We've been trying to reach Peng since the day the initial allegations came forth but to date we've had no success in speaking to her directly. Reporter: The head of the women's tennis association now questioning shuai's safety after receiving a suspicious email supposedly from the athlete in which she called the allegation of sexual assault not true adding, I'm not missing, nor am I unsafe. I've just been resting at home and everything is fine. Thank you again for caring about me. I just find it very difficult to believe that woman who exhibited the courage that she did to come forth with the serious allegations against a very powerful political figure that all of a sudden has changed that tune completely as was reflected in her email. Reporter: And Chinese officials have been pressed for answers here but have repeatedly dismissed the question saying it is not a diplomatic or foreign affairs matter. Yes, so concerning. Kaylee, thanks. We'll switch gears.

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