Alexander Zverev's ex-girlfriend Olya Sharypova has come out with stunning accusations as she claims she was domestically abused by the German tennis star. Per Sharypova, Zverev was abusive during their relationship and it all escalated at last year's US Open.
"On that day, I was just walking with Dasha Medvedeva and my friend. We lingered a little, and Sasha got angry about it. When I got home, we had a fight. Our quarrels always took place from scratch. I wrote on Instagram that he tried to strangle me with a pillow, twisted his arms.
I tried to run out of the room several times, but he would not let me. I was afraid that someone might see and hear us. But in the end I managed to break free, and I ran off barefoot with one phone on a string," Sharypova told Russian website Campionat.
"At first I was hiding in a hotel, but Sasha went downstairs and found me. We stood near the side entrance. I sobbed and tried to leave, and he wanted me to return to the room and we talked. But I understood that at that moment there would be no dialogue.
I was scared and wanted to run away. But Sasha pushed me against the wall and said that he would get nothing for it. And that no one cares about me, no matter what he does to me. Fortunately, at that moment people appeared, and I rushed with them into the street.
I was alone, barefoot in the middle of the street. It's good that I had a phone, and I was able to contact a friend who took me to his family. This correspondence was kept by my friend."
Sharypova says Zverev threw her stuff out
"All things, money, documents - everything remained in the room.
After this situation, Sasha wrote and called me. At first I didn't want to see him, but I decided that we still need to talk. I arrived at the hotel and waited for him in the lobby, because I did not have a room card. While we corresponded with Sasha, we again began to swear with him.
I sat in the hotel toilet and cried. And when he arrived at the hotel, he just threw my things into the lobby. A friend whose family took me in has this photo left," Sharypova claimed. Sharypova and Zverev talked out things, continued their relationship for a brief time, before eventually breaking up.
In her interview, Sharipova underlined that she is not seeking money but that she only wants her story to be told. Sharipova also added that she is willing to take a lie detector to back up her claims.