The ATP has contacted Olya Sharypova for their investigation into the domestic violence accusations she made against Alexander Zverev, per Ben Rothenberg of The New York Times. After months of being pressured to take action, the ATP announced an investigation into Sharypova's claims on October 4.
Sharypova, an ex-girlfriend of German tennis star Zverev, accused the 2020 US Open champion of domestic violence.
Massimo Calvelli, ATP CEO, said in October: “The allegations raised against Alexander Zverev are serious and we have a responsibility to address them. “We hope our investigation will allow us to establish the facts and determine appropriate follow-up action.
17 months after making her initial accusations, Olga Sharypova has finally been contacted for the ATP investigation into her ex-boyfriend Alexander Zverev.
— Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) March 29, 2022
“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.
“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”.
Zverev welcomed ATP's investigation
After the ATP announced they would investigate Sharypova's claims, Zverev said he was looking forward to the investigation and "getting his name cleared."
“I have always been in full support of the creation of an ATP domestic violence policy,” Zverev said at the time. “Moreover, I welcome the ATP investigation into the matter and have been asking the ATP to initiate an independent investigation for months.
“As stated before, I categorically and unequivocally deny any of these allegations”. Meanwhile, Zverev finished his campaign at the Sunshine Double. On Wednesday, Zverev suffered a three-set loss to Casper Ruud in the Miami Masters quarterfinal.
In Indian Wells, Zverev suffered a surprise second round defeat to Tommy Paul. Zverev will now turn his focus on the Monte Carlo Masters.