Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili arrested on domestic violence charge

  • World No 27 alleged to have assaulted his former wife
  • Offence carries maximum sentence of three years’ jail

Nikoloz Basilashvili, the Georgian tennis player, has been arrested on a domestic violence charge in the capital, Tbilisi.

Basilashvili, No 27 in the ATP rankings, is alleged to have assaulted his former wife, Neka Dorokashvili, in front of a minor on 21 May. A day later, the 28-year-old was arrested. On Sunday, Tbilisi city court decided on a bail of 100,000 Georgian Lari (around £26,000). The preliminary court date is set for 16 July.

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