Ms Palus said she had “no alternative” but to instruct her lawyers to sue Kyrgios and claimed her reasons behind submitting her claim are to “obtain vindication, and to prevent repetition of the allegation”.
While the amount she is pursuing has not been publicly dislclosed, she has pledged to donate any winnings from her lawsuit to charity and asked Kyrgios to “reflect on the harm” caused to she and her family.
It comes just days before Kyrgios is due to compete in the US Open in what has been arguably the most successful seasons of the Australian’s career on court, having reached the final at Wimbledon for the first time and triumphing at the Citi Open.
Kyrgios is already involved in another ongoing legal battle after being charged with common assault, following an alleged incident with his ex-partner Chiara Passari in January 2021. He was denied a three-month adjournment on Tuesday and the case has been adjourned until October 4.