Alexander Zverev is facing a new assault allegation as the public prosecutor's office in Berlin is seeking a penalty order against the German tennis star, via RTL. A few years ago, Zverev's ex-girlfriend - Olya Sharypova - claimed she was domestically assaulted by the German tennis star.
Now, Brenda Patea - Zverev's ex-girlfriend with whom he shares a child - is alleging that she was a victim of bodily harm during her relationship with the German tennis star. If the court rules the order should be granted, Zverev would have two weeks to appeal the ruling.
"The public prosecutor responsible informed us today that he has applied for a penal order to be issued against Mr. Zverev for the allegation of bodily harm to the detriment of Ms. Patea. Furthermore, we would like to clarify that Ms.
Patea has not made any financial claims against Mr. Zverev," a statement from Patea's management read.
Zverev faced no disciplinary action after the Sharypova allegation
Earlier this year, the ATP announced that they concluded their investigation into the domestic abuse allegations made against Zverev by Sharypova.
In an official statement released by the ATP at the time, they said that "the investigation was unable to substantiate the allegations of abuse." As a result, Zverev faced no disciplinary action by the ATP. “Based on a lack of reliable evidence and eyewitness reports, in addition to conflicting statements by Sharypova, Zverev and other interviewees, the investigation was unable to substantiate the allegations of abuse, or determine that violations of ATP’s On-Site Offenses or Player Major Offenses rules took place.
As a result, no disciplinary action against Zverev will be taken by ATP. This determination may however be reevaluated should new evidence come to light, or should any legal proceedings reveal violations of ATP rules. Zverev has consistently denied all allegations and supported ATP’s investigation," the ATP's statement from January read.