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Chinese city’s tennis ambitions imperilled by Peng Shuai scandal

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By David Kirton SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) – Hosting the Women’s Tennis Association Finals was supposed to put the Chinese technology hub of Shenzhen on the sporting map, but the suspension of the tournament in the wake of the Peng Shuai scandal has left its ambitions in limbo. China’s “miracle” city, best known as the launchpad of the country’s 40-year economic transformation, is among China’s wealthiest and is home to tech giants including Huawei Technologies and Tencent Holdings. In January 2018 the WTA announced that Shenzhen had trumped rival bids from Manchester, Prague, St Petersburg and…

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