“She Said Yes”: Gael Monfils and Elina Svitolina Announce Their Engagement

Published 04/03/2021, 2:16 PM EDT
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Elina Svitolina and Gaël Monfils attend the Citi Taste Of Tennis in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for AYS Sports Marketing)


One of tennis’ famous and adorable couple is now officially engaged. WTA World No.5 Elina Svitolina and French star Gael Monfils announced their engagement. The couple, also referred to as G.E.M.S have been dating for a long time and now have made it official.

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Tennis players Gael Monfils and girlfriend Elina Svitolina look on. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

As the two are vacationing together, Monfils and Svitolina took to their respective social media handles to announce the much-anticipated news. Fans of both the players adore their relationship. Flaunting a big diamond ring, Svitolina seemed overjoyed with Monfils proposal.

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“YES !!! to the beginning of our forever, @iamgaelmonfils #July2021 (XV) (III),” posted Elina Svitolina.

“She said YES Red heart Madame MONFILS @ElinaSvitolina #July2021 (XV)(III)” posted Gael Monfils.

Reading through their captions, the hashtags are giving a hint of when the wedding could be. Both the players have used July 2021 in the hashtag and also used roman numerals to indicate the date. So it seems the marriage would take place on July 18, 2021.

A beautiful end to a roller coaster few months for Gael Monfils and Elina Svitolina

Svitolina and Monfils have been together since 2019. All was apparently smooth sailing until the Australian Open 2021. Fans were shocked when Svitolina and Monfils had put a break to their relationship after the Aussie Open. Fans were hoping for them to reunite but it happened slowly.

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Out of the blue, Monfils was seen commenting on various Instagram posts of Svitolina recently. These actions from the French player started the murmurs of their reunification. And now, a few days back, both the players officially updated fans on their relationship. They were officially back together, but with no hint of an engagement. But then again, out of the blue, they both stunned everybody with the engagement news.

The famous couple recently again started posting on their favored G.E.M.S life joint Instagram account. Many other tennis stars such as Caroline Wozniacki and Alex De Minaur congratulated Svitolina and Monfils on social media.

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Bhavishya Mittal

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Bhavishya Mittal is a tennis author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Manipal University. A former sports editor for The Manipal Journal, Bhavishya has also worked for The New Indian Express. He has a keen eye for many sports but he is a particularly ardent follower of tennis, with a zest to create riveting articles on the ever-evolving sport.

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