Peng Shuai fears grow; WTA Finals bliss for Muguruza…and Catherine

We begin this episode by discussing the latest developments surrounding Peng Shuai who has not been heard from since she made sexual assault allegations against a top Chinese government official two weeks ago. 

Steve Simon, chairman of the WTA, has continued to take a strong stance by casting doubt on an email released by Chinese state media attributed to Peng Shuai and saying that there remains a lot of concern for her safety. 

Elsewhere, David and Matt talk all about Garbine Muguruza winning the WTA Finals. How did she beat Anett Kontaveit in the final? In what way did Guadalajara bring out the best in her? What made her so emotional in victory? And what does this title mean in the context of her career? 

There’s also more chat about the ATP Finals, including the performances of Jannik Sinner and Cameron Norrie as alternates, Novak Djokovic’s contentment, and whether Andrey Rublev needs a Plan B. 

Finally, we react to a detailed update from Roger Federer about his knee injury.  

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