Just days after I added Madison Keys’ relationship with fellow tennis player Bjorn Fratangelo to my WTA Players and their Love Partners section, Kristina Mladenovic for the first time shared her affection with boyfriend Dominic Thiem in public, kissing him on the cheek in an Instagram story.
Mladenovic & Thiem 😚 pic.twitter.com/IPL4sv0U0f
— Tenis Kanalı (@TenisKanali) December 26, 2017
Rumors about the relationship between the WTA world No.11 and ATP world No.5 have been swirling around since Kristina posted the below photo of her and Dominic training at the Mutua Madrid Open in May. In mid-November, Kristina was spotted in the Austrian’s box at the Nitto ATP Finals in London, sitting next to his mother Karin.
As Tennis World USA states, in an interview for Die Presse, Thiem confirmed the love story, which started in the summer, most probably during Roland Garros:
I won’t say anything about it, but it’s obvious we are in a relationship.
Moreover, Thiem’s coach Gunter Bresnik commented:
It didn’t change anything for Dominic in terms of work ethic. This relationship is an advantage because Kristina accepts and understands things like a tennis professional.
Moreover, Kiki, who is heading to Brisbane to start her season, today posted this group photo from Dubai, with Dominic next to her. The 24-year-old’s photo description states:
Most precious thing ❤️ My family & friends.
After I posted this article, Dominic shared the above photo on Instagram, saying:
Merci for making my life even so much better <3 #betterhalf #theone #ontoagreat2018
And Kiki posted the same pic, saying:
You are something unique <3 #betterhalf #theone #ontoagreat2018