Morgan Riddle, girlfriend of tennis star Taylor Fritz, blames media for overblowing social media posts

July 9, 2024
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Morgan Riddle, the girlfriend of American tennis star Taylor Fritz, blamed the media for overblowing her social media posts in which she appeared to mock Alexander Zverev and reference the assault allegations against him.

On Tuesday, Riddle posted several photos of herself at Wimbledon and attempted to clarify the remarks she posted on her Instagram Stories, which were later deleted.

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Morgan Riddle watches Taylor Fritz

Morgan Riddle attends day eight of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 8, 2024 in London. (Karwai Tang/WireImage)

“Regarding my stories yesterday … I took them down as soon as I realized the misunderstanding and how blown out of proportion they had become by the media,” she wrote. “They were not about anything that’s happened off the tennis court & there’s no bad blood between anyone.

“Super proud of T for the match yesterday, thank you to the crowd for the support & looking forward to tomorrow.”

Fritz staged an epic comeback to defeat Zverev and advance to the quarterfinals.

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Celebrating the win, it was Riddle who had the last word. Riddle appeared to mock Zverev when she posted on her Instagram Stories.

Morgan Riddle looks on

Morgan Riddle looks on during day eight of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 8, 2024 in London. (Karwai Tang/WireImage)

“When ur man wins 4 the girls,” she wrote referencing allegations that he assaulted a woman in 2020.

Riddle also wrote in another post, “cheer loud ladies.”

Zverev settled the domestic abuse case after reaching an out-of-court settlement with his former partner, who made the accusations. A German court ended the trial back in June. He agreed to pay fines of around $162,000 to the state and about $54,000 to charity.

Alexander Zverev and Taylor Fritz

Taylor Fritz of the United States, left, greets Alexander Zverev of Germany after their Men’s Singles fourth round match during day eight of The Championships Wimbledon 2024 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 8, 2024 in London. (Shi Tang/Getty Images)

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Prosecutors said Zverev pushed the woman against a wall and choked her during an argument. Zverev maintained his innocence.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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