Elina Svitolina and Gael Monfils were recently photographed by Katya Nikolaychuk for a feature in the Ukrainian Jetsetter portal, two months after the WTA star opened up about their relationship for the BBC Sport website.
As professional tennis players, Svitolina and Monfils have known each other for years, but there wasn’t much going on between them in the past, as the Ukrainian was in a long-term relationship. Then, at the end of last year, when Svitolina won the WTA Finals in Singapore, she went to celebrate her victory in Paris, Monfils’ birthplace. After posting on Instagram a restaurant photo with her friends, Monfils wrote to her, then they met and never again separated. Even though Svitolina lives in London and Monfils in Geneve, destiny wanted them to be in Paris at the same moment.
Recently, Monfils paid his first visit to Ukraine and they both enjoyed Kiev, Odessa, as well as Ukrainian cuisine.
Svitolina is happy to have a tennis pro boyfriend, as they easily understand each other and are able to travel together to most tournaments during the long tennis season.
In the interview, Svitolina also gives some beauty tips (one of them is lymphatic drainage) and says how before big tournaments she always visits her hairdresser, undergoes a series of massages and does face masks.
For more photos and full interview, visit Jetsetter.ua.