Paris - Belgium's Alison Van Uytvanck on Sunday accused Peng
Shuai of "stalking" her in the controversy which saw the Chinese
tennis star banned and fined in a Wimbledon corruption row.
Van Uytvanck had been due to play women's doubles with Peng
at Wimbledon in 2017 but the Chinese was accused of then trying to dump the
Belgian for another partner after the sign-in deadline.
Peng was banned for six months and fined $10 000 by the
Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) who said the 32-year-old "used coercion and
offered the possibility of financial reward" to convince Van Uytvanck to
Peng, who was the number one doubles player in February
2014, had the "offer" rebuffed and failed to play doubles at the All
"My former coach Alain de Vos and me were stalked day
and night by Peng Shuai who wanted me to withdraw from doubles," Van
Uytvanck wrote in a statement posted on her Twitter account on Sunday.
"She wanted to play with (Sania) Mirza after the
deadline had already passed. My former coach went to the Integrity and they
investigated this case with the utmost discretion.
"Since I was a little girl tennis has been everything
for me. Therefore I want this sport to be/stay clean in all ways."
Peng had three months of her ban suspended, meaning she will
be able to return to the tour after November 8.
She denied that she attempted to strong-arm Van Uytvanck.
"During the 20 years of my professional career I have
never used any ways to force a partner to drop out of a match," Peng, who
won the women's doubles at Wimbledon in 2013 and Roland Garros in 2014, wrote
on Weibo, China's equivalent of Twitter on Friday.
"It was completely her own action to drop out of the
doubles. We never gave her any money to drop out of the match with a fake
Peng, whose former coach Bertrand Perret was also banned for
three months for his role in the murky affair, said she is considering an