German tennis star Alexander Zverev is dating 32-year-old German celebrity Sophia Thomalla, according to BILD.
Zverev, ranked at No.
Sophia Thomalla has dated Gavin Rossdale, Lorius Karius and Till Lindemann (Rammstein) in the past.
She is known for her controverse opinions which some call anti-feminist. For instance, she criticized #MeToo: "I think the campaign is an insult to the real victims of rape." — Oliver | Tennis (@insidetennis99) October 6, 2021
4 in the world, has been dealing with some off court issues for the past month as his ex-girlfriend Olya Sharypova made more accusations of domestic violence against the German tennis star. This week, the ATP launched an investigation into Zverev over the domestic violence accusations.
Massimo Calvelli, ATP CEO, said: “As an organisation we recognise the need to be doing more to ensure everyone involved in professional tennis feels safe and protected. The recommendations of the Safeguarding Report will help us approach this in a robust way.
We are committed to making meaningful steps forward and know this won’t be an overnight process”. The ATP felt a "responsibility" to launch an investigation into Zverev. "The allegations raised against Alexander Zverev are serious and we have a responsibility to address them," Calvelli added.
"We hope our investigation will allow us to establish the facts and determine appropriate follow-up action. "We understand Zverev welcomes our investigation and acknowledge that he has denied all allegations. "We will also be monitoring any further legal developments following the preliminary injunction obtained by Zverev in the German Courts."
Zverev all good with ATP's investigation
"I have always been in full support of creating of an ATP domestic violence policy. Moreover, I welcome the ATP investigation in the matter and have been asking the ATP to initiate an independent investigation for months," Zverev said in a statement.
"As stated before, I categorically and unequivocally deny any of these allegations. We have obtained a preliminary injuction against the publisher and the journalist of the false allegations which states, the accusations are defamatory and false.
Nevertheless the publisher and the journalist are both in deliberate violation of this court order by refraining from taking down the reporting and continuing to push the allegations on social media repeatedly. My lawyers have initiated further proceedings."