Elina Svitolina Takes Pride in Daughter’s ‘Swag’ With a Sneaky Jibe at Husband Gael Monfils

Published 01/20/2024, 12:15 AM EST

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Tennis star Elina Svitolina revealed a great fact about her child Skai. Svitolina and her ATP star husband, Gael Monfils introduced to the newest member of their family in 2022. Brimming with joy, Svitolina shared the news with her fans thanking her husband for overcoming this stressful moment with great support. Now Svitolina is back at sharing more glimpses of Skai with her fans.

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This 2018 WTA champion announced her pregnancy in 2021’s May. After that, she paused her matches since the Miami Open of 2022. Now with a great comeback with the ongoing Australian Open, Elina Svitolina takes a moment to share more details about her child.

Ukrainian Elina Svitolina’s recent post about her child has a quirky reference to her husband Monfils

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Recently a trusted tennis source tweeted a screenshot of Elina Svitolina’s recent Instagram story. In this story, fans spotted her child, Skai walking on the lawn towards the road with his feeding bottle in hand. Sharing this image Svitolina wrote- “More swag than Gael Monfils”. Svitolina’s recent social media story about her son has garnered a lot of attention from fans, who thought that the picture was simply adorable. Sharing the screenshot, this tennis source added- “Elina Svitolina shared a new photo of baby Skaï “

Svitolina’s journey balancing motherhood and professional tennis has been amazing. She spoke about taking her infant child with her to overseas tournaments. Svitolina said- “Skaï is here with us and it was a long trip all the way from Europe first [to] New Zealand and now here, I had some trips without her, like to Wimbledon for example. To US Open, as well, she didn’t come, But now she’s already one year and four months, you know, it’s a little bit easier with the long flights.”

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This famous tennis couple didn’t bring Skai during the Australian Open 2024. However, it impacted Svitolina as she further said- “When you are leaving for a very long time, it’s difficult, mentally. There is a plus and minus, you know, in this situation, but I feel like we made the right choice this time.”

After giving birth to her daughter, Svitolina melted fans’ hearts with many photos of their child. However, there was one photo that Svitolina posted holding her daughter Skaii, which truly mesmerized fans. Sharing the image, Svitolina wrote- “Mum job 24/7 .” This Instagram post went flooded with people admiring this Ukrainian tennis star’s challenging motherhood phase.

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Elina Svitolina’s recent Instagram post about her daughter brought an “aww” moment for fans. It also expressed how much she missed her child at this crucial moment of the Australian Open.

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