Tennis player Alexander Zverev files lawsuit after ex-girlfriend's latest domestic violence allegations

Aug 27, 2021

Tennis star Alexander Zverev on Friday again denied allegations of past domestic abuse from his former partner and has started legal action following her detailed interview with a website.

Olga Sharypova, Zverev's former partner, first said she had been the victim of domestic violence in a since-deleted Instagram post last October. She later identified the perpetrator as Zverev to a Russian website and said he had attempted to strangle her with a pillow and hit her head against the wall while in a New York hotel room ahead of the 2019 US Open.

In an interview with Slate.com that was published Wednesday, Sharypova, a former junior tennis player, revealed other allegations of physical and verbal abuse by Zverev, including that he told her he wished she would die.

A representative for Slate.com confirmed Zverev has started legal proceedings in Germany and said the company stands by "our fair and accurate reporting based on multiple sources and interviews."

Source: D'Arcy Maine for ESPN