Germany’s Alexander Zverev reacts as he performs towards Stanislas Wawrinka at The AccorHotels Area in Paris. AFP
Gulf As we speak Report
It’s not simply stars in Hollywood who’re dealing with prices of home violence. Even celebrities on the planet of tennis have been confronted with such complaints of wrongdoing.
Alexander Zverev, the world No 7 and Grand Slam finalist, is dealing with additional allegations of home violence from his former girlfriend, Olga Sharypova.
Sharypova, a Russian former junior participant, alleged that she injected herself with insulin in an try to take her personal life after Zverev punched her throughout an argument finally yr’s Laver Cup in Geneva. Sharypova additionally alleged that Zverev had beforehand tried to choke her after a row in New York.
Germany’s Alexander Zverev performs on the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 — Paris Masters in Paris on Friday. AFP
Sharypova has recognized Zverev since they have been youngsters on the junior circuit, and so they started relationship in 2018. In a two-hour interview with Racquet Journal, she detailed the “hell” she skilled throughout their relationship, alleging each bodily and psychological abuse.
“We had one other combat, and in that combat he punched me within the face for the primary time,” she mentioned. “In different fights he was pushing me, shoving me, twisting my arms, choking me. However this was the primary time he punched me, actually punched me,” in response to the Unbiased.
Zverev, who was a finalist at this yr’s US Open and has lengthy been thought to be a successor to tennis’s established ‘Massive Three’, issued a denial of Sharypova’s account when she first spoke out final week, saying they have been “unfounded allegations” which might be “merely not true.”
Contacted for remark by Racquet previous to the publication of Sharypova’s interview, Bela Anda, a PR specialist, responded: “As you recognize, Alexander put out an announcement on Instagram final week and he stands by this assertion. Therein Alexander Zverev has commented on the accusations of Mrs. Sharypova, who he has recognized since childhood and had a relationship with, that ended a very long time in the past. Mr Zverev regrets that Mrs. Sharypova continues to feed the general public with out having spoken to him. We’re nonetheless working in the direction of attaining the cheap and respectful dialogue Alexander talked about in his unique assertion.”