Elina Svitolina and Gael Monfils started dating slightly more than one year ago and it seems that their relationship is blossoming. The Ukrainian and the Frenchman have also started a joint Instagram account together (GEMS) to give an idea to their fans what’s going on with them behind the scenes.
Tennis players have always said that one of the biggest challenges of dating a colleague is managing their complicated schedules since they are on the road for at least 40 weeks every year.
However, Gael and Elina are pretty good at sticking together and plan to compete as much as they can in the same city. This is what has happened at the beginning of this year since both will commence the season in Brisbane. Gael will play the ATP Cup while Elina will compete in the “normal” WTA event.
Monfils, Svitolina and the offseason
It seems that training never stops for Elina and Gael. During Christmas, Gael mourned about the fact that they were training on the tennis court. Now they celebrate the new year at the Pat Rafter Arena. Why Not?
Gael Monfils’s ranking and performance in 2020
At the moment ranked no.10, Monfils played his last match on the 19th of November when he lost to Yoshihito Nishioka 7-5 6-2 in the Rubber 2 in Davis Cup.
Elina Svitolina’s ranking and performance in 2020
Ranked no.6, Svitolina played her last match on the 3rd of November when she capitulated to Ashleigh Barty 6-4 6-3 in the final in Shenzhen.