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Top tennis players Monfils and Svitolina get engaged

Source : IANS 2021-04-05 19:22:19


The US and French Open semi-finalist, 34-year-old Gael Monfils and WTA Tour star Elina Svitolina have announced their engagement on social media.

Svitolina, who reached a career-high ranking of No. 3 in the world in 2017 and is currently ranked No. 5, posted a picture on Twitter of the couple at the base of snowy mountains with her ring on. She wrote: "YES!!! To the beginning of our forever."

The duo had become fan favourites with their G.E.M.S. Life Instagram account and funny social media posts. G.E.M.S. is an acronym for their combined initials: Gael Elina Monfils Svitolina.

According to WTAtennis.com, the world No. 14 Monfils and the Ukraine-born Svitolina, who reached the semi-finals of the US Open and Wimbledon in 2019, have been dating since 2018.