Peng Shuai’s mysterious disappearance has onlookers concerned over possible human rights violations in China, says co-host of The Tennis Podcast David Law.

The former top-ranked doubles player has not been seen nor heard from since taking to social media to accuse former Chinese vice-premier Zhang Gaoli of sexual assault.

With her original post deleted minutes after surfacing online, Mr Law told Sky News Australia Ms Peng is “being scrubbed” from the internet in China.

“This is somebody who has already been top 20 in the world, and a former world doubles no. 1: she is a very, very good player who’s had an excellent career,” he said.

“But this is way beyond that, this isn’t about her future as a tennis player, as such, this is a lot more than that.

“This is about human rights; this is about her very serious allegations against somebody in power in China which were effectively scrubbed from the internet.

“Her identity is more or less being scrubbed from the internet in China within hours of her posting that and nobody has heard from her since.

“So that’s what this is all about, and people are very, very concerned.”

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