‘She said YES’: Elina Svitolina and Gael Monfils announce their engagement as the number 14 in the world makes a proposal to the number 5 ranked player in the mountains
- World number 14 Gael Monfils has proposed to number 5 ranked Elina Svitolina
- The popular couple, nicknamed GEMS, shared their big news on social media
- Svitolina has beaten both Williams sisters, while Monfils is a former number 6 in the world
Tennis stars Elina Svitolina and Gael Monfils are ready to tie the knot, with the popular couple announcing their engagement on Saturday.
The pair revealed the news on social media, with the French posting a photo of Svitolina showing off her ring in the mountains, writing: ‘She said YES. Mrs. MONFILS. ‘
The Ukrainian former number three in the world posted a photo of their couple together, adding: ‘YES! at the beginning of our eternity. ‘
Top 20 tennis stars Elina Svitolina and Gael Monfils have announced their engagement
The Ukrainian and French stars shared their news with photos of the ring in the mountains
Monfils and Svitolina have been dating since 2019 and have become fan favorites, posting on their shared ‘GEMS life’ Instagram page.
A string of blue check marks stretched out to congratulate the pair, including Rodger Federer’s coach Ivan Ljubicic and former Arsenal footballer Johan Djourou.
The Frenchman is currently number 14 in the ATP rankings, while his Ukrainian partner is number 5.
The French player is a former number 6 in the world and has been dating Svitolina since 2019
Svitolina and her husband-to-be are a popular couple and share TikTok and Instagram posts
Both stars have yet to reach their first Grand Slam finals, but have reached the last four, with Svitolina in 2019 at the US Open and Wimbledon. She also boats wins over the Williams sisters and Naomi Osaka.
Monfils has had a rough start to the year after being eliminated in the first round of the Australian Open, and he will hope to rediscover his former form that took him to the 2008 French Open and 2016 US Open semifinals.