On January 31, Alexander Zverev declared that “justice has prevailed” when the ATP closed its investigation into claims of domestic abuse 27 months after ex-girlfriend Oyla Sharypova made her accusation by stating there was "insufficient evidence to substantiate."

On Wednesday, it came to light that Zverev now faces a second allegation of assault by another former partner, Brenda Patea—who is also the mother of their daughter Mayla.

According to RTL, the public prosecutor’s office in Berlin is seeking a penalty order against the two-time ATP Finals champion for alleged bodily harm. If the court decides the order should be granted, Zverev will have two weeks to file an appeal. This process does not involve a trial.


Zverev is coming off a third-round loss to Matteo Berrettini at Wimbledon.

He is currently in Bastad for the Nordea Open, an ATP 250 clay-court tournament. The 26-year-old won his opening round Tuesday over Alex Molcan, 7-5 in the third.

When will the No. 5 seed be asked about the latest allegation? It could very well be Thursday following his second-round match with Thiago Monteiro.

Updates will be shared here as they become available