Top-30 tennis player arrested on domestic violence charge

Nikoloz Basilashvili, the Georgian tennis player, has been arrested on a domestic violence charge in the capital, Tbilisi. In Georgia the charge of domestic violence in the presence of a minor carries a punishment of one-to-three years in prison or 200-400 hours of community service. Basilashvili is Georgia’s most successful tennis player in its history as an independent nation, having won three ATP 500 titles and acquired career prize money earnings of ,479,761 (£4,499,431).