A protestor during the Wimbledon 2022 men’s singles final between Novak Djokovic and Nick Kyrgios shouted ‘Where is Peng Shuai?’. He was ejected by security. 

This comes days after, four activists wearing “Where is Peng Shuai?” T-shirts were stopped by security at Wimbledon on and had their bags searched.

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Peng is a retired professional tennis player from China who last year accused a former high-ranking member of the country’s ruling Communist Party of sexual assault. She has made very few public appearances since then.

A similar episode happened to someone wearing a T-shirt supporting Peng at this year’s Australian Open. A spectator in Melbourne was removed from the grounds, but the tournament later reversed its decision and allowed people to wear the clothing as long as they didn’t congregate in large groups or cause problems for other spectators.

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Meanwhile, Djokovic defeated a constantly chattering Kyrgios 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 to win his seventh Wimbledon and 21st Grand Slam title. 

“Every single time, it gets more and more meaningful and special,” the top-seeded Djokovic said. “It always has been, and will be, the most special tournament in my heart. The one that motivated me and inspired me to start playing tennis in a small little mountain resort in Serbia.”

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He extended his unbeaten run at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament to 28 matches and raised his career haul to 21 major trophies, breaking a tie with Roger Federer and moving just one behind Rafael Nadal’s 22 for the most in the history of men’s tennis.

After losing his first Grand Slam final, Kyrgios, who kept throwing tantrums all through the game, said, “Yeah he is a bit of a god, I’m not going to lie. I thought I played well. First of all congratulations to Novak and your team, you’ve won this Championships that many times I don’t even know any more.”