Gaël Monfils and Elina Svitolina soon to be parents, tender photo announcement

Louise Thewys

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Sunday May 15, Gaël Monfils and Elina Svitolina announced that they were going to become parents in a few months.

Great news for Gaël Monfils and Elina Svitolina! Sunday, May 15, the two tennis champions announced the upcoming arrival of their first child. “It is with hearts full of love and happiness that we are delighted to announce that we are expecting a baby girl in October”, they both wrote on their Instagram accounts, with a photo of them accomplices and smiles on the lips.

In a relationship since 2019, the couple briefly separated in February 2021 before saying “yes” to each other on July 16 of the same year in Switzerland. Last March, Elina Svitolina had announced to move away from the courts a few weeks, without specifying the date of his return. “The last few months have been very complicated for me, both mentally and physically. For a while, I have had persistent back pain which prevents me from preparing myself for tournaments as well as possible,” she said on Twitter.

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The former world number 3 has not played in competition since March 24, after being beaten in the first round of the Miami tournament by Briton Heather Watson. For his part, package for the Masters 1000 in Rome, Gaël Monfils will not play at Roland-Garros either. Indeed, the French number 1 suffers from a calcaneal spur in his right heel and will therefore have to undergo a small surgery.

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