Alexander Zverev has taken to social media to deny allegations from a former girlfriend that he violently abused her.
Olya Sharypova, who was in a relationship with the US Open runner-up until last year, claimed she had been abused in an Instagram post on Wednesday, without naming Zverev as the alleged perpetrator.
Tennis
Raducanu reveals team didn't want her to play second round AO match
6 MINUTES AGO
However, she confirmed she had been referring to the world No 7 in a interview with Russian sports website championat.com, in which she said there had been "a lot” of such incidents.
Zverez responded on Twitter to the accusations, labelling them as "unfounded" and "simply not true".
"There are the unfounded accusations of my ex-girlfriend, which I read in the media today," he wrote. "They make me very sad. We have known each other since we were children. The accusations are simply not true."
In turn, Sharypova took to Instagram, with a post that included the words: "I'm not lying and we both know it."
Australian Open
Medvedev beats Kyrgios and the crowd, Sabalenka's service troubles - Australian Open diary
AN HOUR AGO
Australian Open
Big Three snub ‘doesn’t make a difference’ to Tsitsipas
7 HOURS AGO