The former girlfriend of German tennis player Alexander Zverev, Russian Olga Sharypova, claims she tried to commit suicide after her star boyfriend attacked her in a hotel room in Geneva. Last week, Sharypova admitted on social media that Zverev beat her head against the wall and choked her with a pillow ahead of the 2019 US Open.
In an interview with Racquet Magazine published on Thursday, Sharypova said that after Alexander hit her in the face for the first time, she injected herself with a drug that could theoretically kill the girl. True, then she changed her mind and took another medicine that neutralizes the effect of the first. According to Olga, she felt herself in a desperate situation, realizing that the tormentor would not let her go, and the bullying would continue. The author of an article in Racquet Magazine writes that the girl presented photographs of bruises on her face and arms, allegedly taken after being beaten by her boyfriend.
At a tournament in Paris, Zverev refused to comment on the revelations of his ex-girlfriend, saying that he had previously stated his position on Instagram. Alexander emphasizes that Sharypova's stories about violence on his part do not correspond to reality, and their relationship ended long ago. Sharypova also gave an interview to CNN in which she noted that in general she does not consider her ex-boyfriend a bad person, but understands that he did “terrible things” towards her. Olga states that she decided to talk about what happened in order to raise the topic of domestic violence against women in general.