‘He punched me, really punched me’: World No 7 Alex Zverev faces more domestic abuse claims by ex-girlfriend Olga Sharypova
- Sharypova has made further claims against him about alleged domestic violence
- Sharypova also alleged that she injected herself with insulin in a suicide attempt
- Zverev has denied the charges of abusive behaviour, which surfaced last week
World No 7 Alex Zverev was under pressure last night as his former partner made further claims against him about alleged domestic violence.
Olga Sharypova, a Russian former junior player, alleged that she injected herself with insulin in a suicide attempt following a row with Zverev that occurred during the Laver Cup in Geneva last year.
Zverev, 23, has denied the charges of abusive behaviour, which surfaced last week following the revelation that a different former partner was pregnant with his child.
Alex Zverev and Olga Sharypova at a gala night during the Laver Cup in Geneva last year
World No 7 Alex Zverev has denied the charges of abusive behaviour which surfaced last week
Sharypova spoke out again in an interview with America’s Racquet magazine.
‘We had another fight, and in that fight he punched me in the face for the first time,’ Sharypova said of their trip to Switzerland. ‘In other fights he was pushing me, shoving me, twisting my arms, choking me. But this was the first time he punched me, really punched me.’
Meanwhile, Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski’s hopes of qualifying for the ATP Tour finals are on a knife edge after they lost 6-2, 1-6, 10-6 to Marcelo Melo and Lukasz Kubot in the second round of the Paris Masters yesterday.
Zverev labelled the accusations against him from Sharypova as ‘unfounded’ and not true