Gael Monfils and Alina Svitolina are about to end a season that was highly successful for both of us.
The Ukrainian is 1 step from defending her title in Shenzhen at the WTA Finals and pocket a record-breaking $ 4.7 million check. Elina is currently ranked no.8, but she is no.6 in the year to date rankings, and if she wins the final, she will end the season as no.4 (just 1 point shy from Naomi Osaka).
Gael missed the chance to qualify for the ATP Finals after losing to Denis Shapovalov. However, he is well aware that he had a great season as he will end the year ranked no.10.
At the beginning, some wondered if their relationship would have been beneficial for their tennis. However, it seems that there are no doubt about how well they managed to push themselves during the season.
Svitolina and Monfils relationship
Elina and Gael disclosed their relationship earlier in the year and later they also opened a joint account on Instagram (GEMS) that became rather popular among the tennis fans. Here some of their funniest and most well-known pics and videos.
Gael Monfils’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.13, the French Player played his last match on the 1st of November when he had to bow to Denis Shapovalov 6-2 6-2 in the quarter in Paris.
This year Gael has a 37-18 win-loss record. The French Player conquered 1 title in Rotterdam.
Svitolina in Shenzhen, ranking, and results in 2019
Ranked no.8, Elina has a 39-21 win-loss record in 2019. Elina is playing at the moment in Shenzhen where she toppled Karolina Pliskova 7-612 6-4, Simona Halep 7-5 6-3, Sofia Kenin 7-5 7-610 and Belinda Bencic 5-7 6-3 4-1 ret..
The Ukrainian will face Barty in the final. The head to head is 5-0 for Svitolina.
The last time that they fought against each other, Svitolina won 7-68 5-7 6-4 in the 4th round in Indian Wells on the 12th March 2019.
Elina won 13 titles in her career: 7 on hard courts, 4 on clay courts and 2 on indoor courts. (See the list of her titles)