Tennis stars Elina Svitolina and Gael Monfils announce engagement

World No. 5 Svitolina and world No. 14 Monfils have been relationship since 2018, based on WTAtennis.com.

The account’s acronym is for the couple’s mixed initials: Gael Elina Monfils Svitolina.

“She stated YES Madame MONFILS,” tweeted Monfils.
Former ladies’s world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki, Kim Clijsters and Marcos Baghdatis have been amongst a bunch of stars to congratulate the newly engaged couple.

The engagement follows the couple’s announcement in February that they have been taking a break from their relationship, saying in a joint assertion each simply wanted “some house.”

“The choice was extremely troublesome, as a result of we nonetheless have love for one another,” stated the couple within the assertion, which their shared on their Instagram tales.
France's Gael Monfils hits a return against Finland's Emil Ruusuvuori during their men's singles match on day one of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on February 8, 2021.
Elina Svitolina of Ukraine returns a shot to Ashleigh Barty of Australia in their semifinal match during the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium on April 01, 2021 in Miami Gardens, Florida.Elina Svitolina of Ukraine returns a shot to Ashleigh Barty of Australia in their semifinal match during the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium on April 01, 2021 in Miami Gardens, Florida.

‘It’s important to actually help one another’

Beforehand the 26-year-old Svitolina, who was born in Odessa, Ukraine, has spoken about how the couple’s relationship has helped her tennis recreation.

“I discuss extra now with my coach,” Svitolina, who was crushed final week within the Miami Open semifinals to eventual champion Ash Barty, in quotes carried on the WTA web site.

“I am extra open with my coach and in addition with Gaël in regards to the tennis and my emotions. This actually modified, I feel, for the previous, I do not know, 9, 10 months,” added Svitolina, who has received 15 WTA titles and over $20 million in prize cash throughout her profession.

“I simply all the time love the best way that he pushes me to be higher, and I additionally attempt to inspire him to be a greater individual, a greater tennis participant. I feel that is the best way that it must be, and it’s important to actually help one another and push for higher outcomes.”

Nevertheless, as with all relationship there are ups and downs, as Svitolina humorously identified in a video posted from Miami, the place she says “everybody thinks relationship an athlete is enjoyable,” earlier than declaring that they’re “by no means house,`” all the time “hungry” and “drained” and endure “temper swings.”

Monfils wrote again: “100% hahaha.”

Gael Monfils (L) and Elina Svitolina attend the Citi Taste Of Tennis Indian Wells on March 04, 2019 in Indian Wells, California.Gael Monfils (L) and Elina Svitolina attend the Citi Taste Of Tennis Indian Wells on March 04, 2019 in Indian Wells, California.

The 34-year-old Monfils, who was born in Paris, has received 10 ATP Tour titles and earned practically $20 million in prize cash throughout his profession.

“I like what she’s doing, how she works, the mentality she has,” Monfils stated of Svitolina in 2019, based on WTAtennis.com. “It is unimaginable. However I all the time say: however not for me, not for me. She’s too severe for me. It is her manner. It is her method to be the place she is. Even to grow to be higher.

“Me, the one motivation that I’ll say that we now have is to make the opposite proud. I like when she wins. I am very happy with her. I feel the identical for her.

“For myself, I am severe on my manner, which is a standard manner. It isn’t completely different. I put plenty of work with my coach, plenty of work with myself to be again. Positively is a bit completely different than her. On the finish we attempt to be on the prime with other ways, completely different tradition. That is the great thing about the connection.”


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