Serena Williams reacts to news of Peng Shuai’s temporary suspension from French Open

Peng Shuai confirms she is safe and well in second call with IOC. This comes a day after Spain confirms that the top-ranked tennis player’s entry into the French Open has been moved from the injured list to the “Suspended List.”

The #GATOS commit to opening 3 new courts, improving chairs and beds for all 😊 Happy with the progress 🔥🌍 — Pierre Maudet (@PierreMaudet1) May 31, 2017

Fernando Verdasco confirms his #RG17 exit: I had injuries but rest was adequate. #SFEN — Roland Garros (@rolandgarros) May 31, 2017

European Tennis Federation president Pierre-Hugues Herbert said in a statement: “All is well. The fields of play at Roland Garros are ready for Roland Garros.” A French Tennis Federation spokesperson told AFP that it was only a matter of time before the FFT put Peng into its suspended list, but in a separate statement said it would only do so “for the moment.”

Peng made her call through her agent at 3 p.m. local time, local time. She made another call one hour and 20 minutes later, communicating by text message. She said she is doing well.

No reason has been given for the move from the injured list to the suspended list. No contact has been made between Peng and the FFT for a week.

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