Nick Kyrgios’ girlfriend is standing by her man after he was ordered to appear in court over a common assault allegation.
Psychology student Costeen Hatzi, 22, and her embattled beau held hands and shared a kiss for the cameras as they arrived at the All England Club this morning ahead of his quarterfinal match.
It was revealed yesterday that the tennis star, 27, is facing allegations he assaulted his ex-girlfriend, model Chiara Passari, in an incident last year and will appear in court in his hometown of Canberra on August 2. The charge carries a maximum sentence of two years in prison.
Miss Hatzi has remained steadfast in the hours since, posting about Kyrgios on Instagram and now standing by his side at Wimbledon.
Costeen Hatzi, 22, and her embattled beau held hands and shared a kiss for the cameras as they arrived at the All England Club this morning ahead of his quarterfinal match
The couple packed on the PDA as they arrived at SW19, sending the message that they remain unshaken by the allegations
Nick Kyrgios ‘ girlfriend Costeen Hatzi appears to be standing by her man after he was ordered to appear in court over a common assault allegation. Pictured, the couple in a video shared to Instagram last week
Miss Hatzi, who lives with Kyrgios, 27, in the inner-Sydney suburb of Zetland, has been a frequent face at Wimbledon, turning out to support her boyfriend as he continues his campaign
The tennis star, 27, who plays his next match at Wimbledon today, is facing allegations he assaulted his ex-girlfriend, model Chiara Passari, pictured, in an incident in 2021 and will appear in court in his native Canberra on August 2
The clip, reposted last night from Kyrgios’ account, shows Miss Hatzi posing in the mirror with Kyrgios’ sister Halimah.
Costeen, dressed in black trousers, white shirt and Christian Dior bag, appears not to realise her boyfriend was filming, jokingly telling her beau: ‘If you’re doing a video, I’m going to punch you in the face.’
Miss Hatzi, who lives with Kyrgios, 27, in the inner-Sydney suburb of Zetland, has been a frequent face at Wimbledon, turning out to support her boyfriend as he continues his campaign.
The couple have been dating since at least December 2021 and Kyrgios is reportedly planning to propose to Miss Hatzi in the near future.
Today he will play Chile’s Cristian Garin for a spot in the Wimbledon semi-finals but the match, which is is expected to win, has been overshadowed by the allegations.
Initial reports stated the charge came after Kyrgios allegedly grabbed Ms Passari in December 2021.
However, ACT Police confirmed to Daily Mail Australia that the alleged incident was only reported in December. It is said to have occurred months earlier.
Girlfriend Costeen Hatzi, 22, a psychology student who has travelled to London to support her beau, showed her support by reposting one of Kyrgios’ Instagram videos in the hours after news of the court summons emerged. Above, Costeen in the original Instagram video
Psychology student Costeen, pictured, just celebrated her 22nd birthday and the pair have moved into an apartment in the inner-Sydney suburb of Zetland
Nick’s Instagram is now partly devoted to sharing loved-up snaps chronicling their relationship. He has even hinted that he’s planning on popping the question, telling one fan their engagement is coming soon
Ms Passari, who was allegedly pushed by Kyrgios, commented to say she had nothing to do with the charges only emerging this week as Kyrgios prepared for Wimbledon quarter-final.
A police statement released on Tuesday afternoon read: ‘ACT Policing can confirm a 27-year-old Watson man is scheduled to face the ACT Magistrates Court on the 2nd of August in relation to one charge of common assault following an incident in December 2021.’
Kyrgios’s barrister Jason Moffett, from Key Chambers, told The Canberra Times his client was aware of the allegations, which were ‘in the context of a domestic relationship’.
‘The nature of the allegation is serious, and Mr Kyrgios takes the allegation very seriously.
Kyrgios’ behaviour has already been the subject of controversy at Wimbledon, notably in his matches against Britain’s Paul Jubb and Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas
‘This is why I play. To all my youngsters out there, believe in yourself,’ he captioned this photo of an adoring young fan at Wimbledon, shortly after the allegations came to light. His brother made his comment in reply to the post
The tennis ace, who will play Chile’s Cristian Garin on Wednesday for a spot in the Wimbledon semi-final, appeared calm as he appeared at a practice shortly after the allegations emerged
‘Given the matter is before the court… he doesn’t have a comment at this stage, but in the fullness of time we’ll issue a media release.’
Late on Tuesday night, Kyrgios’ legal team released a statement denying the tennis star had been charged.
‘At the present time, the allegations are not considered as fact by the Court, and Mr Kyrgios is not considered charged with an offence until the First Appearance,’ the statement said.
‘It may be misleading to the public to describe the Summons in any other manner than a formal direction to appear to face allegations, the precise nature of which is neither certain at this moment nor confirmed by either the Prosecution or Mr Kyrgios.’
Kyrgios is viewed by his supporters as a loveable rogue and by critics as an tyrant on the court.
Costeen Hatzi has been in the stands to cheer on her boyfriend during his Wimbledon matches
The couple put on a loved-up display during a break from a training session on Saturday
Costeen was in the stands as Kyrgios took on Stefanos Tsitsipas in his third round match
The tennis ace is besotted with his girlfriend, pictured walking hand-in-hand through the All England Club
His behaviour has already been the subject of controversy at Wimbledon, notably in his matches against Britain’s Paul Jubb and Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas.
During his match against Jubb, the player appeared to spit in the direction of a spectator and shout abuse at line judges.
Tsitsipas described him as a bully with an evil side, which Kyrgios denied.
Kyrgios was fined $10,000 after his first-round match for spitting towards a fan, was warned for swearing on Saturday and then called for Tsitsipas to be defaulted after the Greek hit a ball close to a spectator’s head after losing the second set.
Both players received fines on Sunday.
Kyrgios’ family, who have welcomed Miss Hatzi with open arms, remain steadfast in their support in the wake of the allegations, with his brother writing on Instagram: ‘Haters and liars will always try bring us down – we keep it 100 and push forward.
Christos, who is a regular in the players’ box when his brother plays, made the comment on an Instagram post from Kyrgios, where he urged his 2.3 million followers to ‘believe in themselves’.
‘This is why I play. To all my youngsters out there, believe in yourself,’ he wrote, alongside a photo captured of an adoring young fan at Wimbledon.
Miss Hatzi left a series of emojis in the comment section which Kyrgios responded to with a single love heart.
TIMELINE: NICK KYRGIOS AND CHIARA PASSARI’S DOOMED RELATIONSHIP
Kyrgios meets Passari after returning home to Canberra during the Covid pandemic.
Kyrgios confirms their romance.
In an interview with Today hosts Karl Stefanovic and Alison Langdon, Kyrgios said he was ‘incredibly happy’ and ‘lucky enough to have met her’.
The pair shared loved-up photos as they welcomed in 2021 on New Year’s Eve with friends in Canberra.
On February 2, Passari uploaded a cryptic Instagram post that read, ‘Cheaters always want you to be loyal while they’re being unfaithful,’ – though it is unclear as to whether she was referring to Kyrgios.
On February 14, Valentine’s Day, Kyrgios posted a photo of his girlfriend laying on a bed with a bunch of red roses and a bottle of wine.
‘Happy Valentine’s b,’ he wrote, with a series of heart emojis. ‘Chiara Passari, I love you.’
A week later, Passari posted a screenshot of a troubling text message exchange, during which Kyrgios said ‘you disgust me’ and told her to ‘be in Canberra the rest of your life’.
Pictured side-by-side at Sydney Airport while waiting for a flight to Canberra – $5000 designer suitcases in tow.
They climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge together.
Pictured kissing passionately in a pool during a holiday in the Bahamas – her legs wrapped around the sportsman’s waist.
Police were called to an heated argument between the couple at a quarantine hotel room in Adelaide.
Ms Passari accused the former World No. 13 of cheating on her, and shared a photo to Instagram purporting to show him in bed with a ‘naked girl’.
She then shared a photo of a shirtless and sleeping Kyrgios, adding the caption: ‘That girl naked in bed with him isn’t me by the way… Hope that clears it up.’
The social media drama resulted in a ‘verbal argument’ between the pair in their hotel suite, with police eventually forced to separate them into different rooms.
In a series of texts Ms Passari posted on Instagram, the pair agreed to stop living together.
Kyrgios announced he was in a relationship with Sydney blogger Costeen Hatzi. Passari said she didn’t expect their relationship to last.
Kyrgios gushed about how he was ‘obsessed’ with Hatzi.