TENNIS star Alexander Zverev has denied allegations made by his ex-girlfriend that he tried to strangle her and hit her head in opposition to a wall on the 2019 US Open.
Olya Sharypova, 23, dated the German world No 7, additionally 23, for a number of years earlier than their cut up final yr and claimed she was a sufferer of home abuse on Instagram on Wednesday.
Alexander Zverev has denied claims made by his former girlfriend Olya SharypovaCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
The Russian photographer didn’t identify Zverev particularly however as soon as contacted by Russian outlet Championat, she confirmed he was the topic of her put up.
Sharypova claimed Zverev tried to strangle her with a pillow in an assault earlier than the event – the place Zverev reached the fourth spherical – that she says left her fearing for her life.
Zverev referred to as the accusations “unfounded” and “merely not true” in a press release posted on Twitter.
He wrote: “The unfounded accusations of my ex-girlfriend Olga Sharypova, which I learn within the media at this time… make me very unhappy.
“Now we have identified one another since we had been youngsters and shared many experiences collectively. I very a lot remorse that she makes such statements. As a result of the accusations are merely not true.
“We had a relationship, however it ended a very long time in the past. Why Olga is making these accusations now, I simply do not know.
“I actually hope that the 2 of us will discover a solution to take care of one another once more in an affordable and respectful manner,”
Sharypova’s earlier put up – accompanied with a shot of her outdoors Rome’s Colosseum – learn: “I used to be a sufferer of home abuse! The primary time this occurred firstly of this relationship, there was a quarrel and I acquired hit with my head in opposition to the wall with a lot energy that I sat on the ground.
“In August of that yr, I ran out of the resort barefoot. I used to be standing on the streets of New York and did not know the place to go and what to do.
“They tried to choke me with a pillow, hit my head in opposition to the wall, twisted my fingers and at that second I used to be actually afraid for my life.
“This was removed from the primary and never the final scenario once I was raised in a relationship. It was the scariest as a result of in some unspecified time in the future I could not breathe.
“Actually, that point I keep in mind arduous as a result of there have been no colors of life, one fog and a lack of know-how.
“I used to be a special individual, believed in love and tried to maintain it. However individuals do not change, as time exhibits.”
In response to a query posed by Championat about whether or not Zverev – often known as Sasha – was the individual in query, Sharypova mentioned: “On that day, I used to be simply strolling with Daria Medvedeva [wife of Russian tennis star Daniil Medvedev] and my pal.
“We lingered slightly, and Sasha acquired offended about it. After I acquired residence, we had a struggle.
Credit score: Instagram @olyasharypova
Olya Sharypova’s Instagram put up, translated from Russian
“Our quarrels at all times passed off from scratch. I wrote on Instagram that he tried to strangle me with a pillow, twisted my arms.
“I attempted to expire of the room a number of instances, however he wouldn’t let me. I used to be afraid that somebody would possibly see and listen to us. However ultimately I managed to interrupt free, and I ran off barefoot.
“At first I used to be hiding in a resort, however Sasha went downstairs and located me. We stood close to the aspect entrance. I sobbed and tried to go away, and he needed me to return to the room and we talked.
‘However I understood that at that second there can be no dialogue.
“I used to be scared and needed to run away. However Sasha pushed me in opposition to the wall and mentioned that he would get nothing for it.
“Fortuitously, at that second individuals appeared, and I rushed with them into the road. I used to be alone, barefoot in the midst of the road.
“After this example, Sasha wrote to and referred to as me. At first I did not wish to see him, however I made a decision that we nonetheless want to speak.
“I arrived on the resort and waited for him within the foyer, as a result of I didn’t have a room card.
“Whereas we corresponded with Sasha, we once more started to swear with him.
“I sat within the resort bathroom and cried. And when he arrived on the resort, he simply threw my issues into the foyer.”
Sharypova claimed, each in her put up and interview, that the alleged violence from Zverev was not a one-off and occurred on a number of events throughout their relationship.
Alexander Zverev’s ex-girlfriend Olya Sharypova made explosive claims about his behaviour of their relationshipCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
One other ex of Zverev, Brenda Patea claims to be pregnant with the tennis star’s youngsterCredit score: Instagram @brendapatea
Zverev, who reached this yr’s US Open ultimate final month, additionally insisted he is able to “dwell as much as my accountability as a father” after claims from one other ex, Brenda Patea, this week that she was pregnant together with his youngster and needed sole custody of the child.
Patea revealed she was 20 weeks pregnant in an interview with Gala Journal through Bild.
She mentioned: “I’m 20 weeks pregnant and I’m anticipating a toddler from Alex.
“That’s out of the query for me [shared custody].
“The kid was not deliberate, however I’ll do every little thing to make sure that it grows up in a harmonious setting.
“I’m within the lucky place of with the ability to elevate the kid by myself.”
On Instagram, she added: “The claims I’m speaking about had been relating to the subject of kid custody.
“Sure, I’m in search of sole custody of the kid and with good causes, however they’re personal.
“I’m not involved with Alex, however I wish to state very clearly on right here that if he seeks contact with the kid, I cannot forbid it, quite the opposite!”
In his Twitter assertion, Zrevev wrote: “I shall be a father at age 23. And I’m very a lot wanting ahead to the kid.
“Despite the fact that Brenda and I are not collectively, we now have a very good relationship and I’ll dwell as much as my accountability as a father.
“Collectively we are going to deal with the little individual that’s about to develop.”