Glory Johnson is seeking temporary spousal support and attorney fees from Brittney Griner, who petitioned to annul their marriage.
Court documents filed June 29 in Maricopa County, Arizona, detail Johnson's request that Griner pay $20,000 per month in spousal support, plus a $10,000 advancement toward attorney fees for Johnson's counsel.
An evidentiary hearing is set for Aug. 17 at Maricopa County Central Building in Phoenix in regard to Griner's petition and Johnson's counter-petition.
Johnson's attorney, Stasy Click, wrote in the June 29 filing that Griner has "far superior control over the family's financial resources" and that Johnson is "without the necessary financial means to pay for legal representation in this matter." Neither Johnson's nor Griner's attorney returned calls to espnW on Monday.
The two WNBA players were married May 8, after being involved in a domestic violence incident at their Arizona home April 22. Then Johnson, who plays for the Tulsa Shock, announced June 4 that she would miss this WNBA season because she is pregnant.
The next day, Griner -- a member of the Phoenix Mercury -- filed papers requesting the marriage be annulled or dissolved, saying she was "pressured into marriage under duress by Johnson's threatening statements."
In that June 5 petition, Griner said she was unaware when the in vitro fertilization resulting in Johnson's pregnancy had taken place. She said the marriage was "based on fraud" and that the parties had acquired "minimal community property and incurred minimal community debts during their three-week marriage." Griner and Johnson were engaged in August 2014.
Griner's petition said neither party was in need of nor entitled to spousal support and that both should be responsible for their own attorney fees. Griner's petition also requested, however, that she be awarded reasonable attorney fees if she had to defend herself against "unreasonable" claims by Johnson.
Johnson then countered that, saying that because of her reduced WNBA salary during her pregnancy leave and her subsequent inability to play overseas this winter, she is in need of financial support.
Johnson's motion said her finances had been drained by wedding expenses, furniture for the home she previously shared with Griner and IVF procedures. Johnson now resides in Tulsa.
Johnson announced via Instagram in late June that she is pregnant with twins and said at that point that she was nine weeks along. Johnson also says Griner was a willing participant in the IVF process.
In the June 29 filing, Johnson said she cannot seek alternative employment away from playing basketball because it is a "high-risk multiple pregnancy." Johnson said she seeks to return to playing professionally at some point, but in the meantime needs "household assistance, personal trainers, and medical care not covered by her current insurance."
Johnson's motion also requested that during these legal proceedings Griner continue car payments on a Mercedes that Griner purchased for her.
ESPN.com's Lester Munson and espnW's Kate Fagan contributed to this story.