Tennis legend Martina Navratilova praised the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) for their firm stance to suspend all tournaments scheduled to held in China next year over Peng Shuai's safety.
However, she bashed the International Olympic Committee (IOC) over the handling of Peng's issue.
She also wrote on her Twitter handle: "This is a brave stance by Steve Simon and the WTA where we put principle above $ and stand up for women everywhere and particularly for Peng Shuai. Now, what say you, IOC ?!? #IOC , so far I can barely hear you!!!"
Peng Shuai went missing in China after she had accused former Chinese Communist party leader Zhang Gaoili of sexual assault.
The WTA made the decision after China failed to give them a verifiable proof related Peng Shuai's safety and well-being.
The WTA's CEO Steve Simon in a statement on Wednesday, announced: "While we now know where Peng is, I have serious doubts that she is free, safe and not subject to censorship, coercion and intimidation. The WTA has been clear on what is needed here, and we repeat our call for a full and transparent investigation without censorship into her sexual assault accusation."