Monfils and Svitolina are playing great

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Monfils and Svitolina are playing great

I’ve been a fan of both Monfils and Svitolina for a while now. They are both feisty and entertaining to watch. So, of course it makes so much sense that they are a couple now. Monfils and Svitolina announced themselves as a couple via their mutual Instagram account, named G.E.M.S, which is a play on their initials. Ya’ll should check out the account, it’s filled with fun behind the scenes at tournaments, eating meals, and just being silly during down times.



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Anyway, nobody knows for sure when they started dating, but its’ probably right around the time both of them started playing really well. Svitolina won the year end 2018 WTA Finals in Singapore, and Monfils has had his best start since 2016, when he finished the year number 7 in the world. Unfortunately for fans, Monfils had to pull out of his Quarterfinal match against Thiem in Indian Wells and out of the Miami Open due to an Achilles strain. Hopefully he’s back to being healthy in time for the clay court season. I’d hate to see him miss out, especially after the strong start, winning Rotterdam and finishing semifinalist at both Dubai and Sofia earlier this year.


As far as Svitolina, we’ve seen her continue her good form into 2019. Although she has not won a tournament, she started the season at the Australian Open losing to eventual champion Osaka in the quarters, then she’s had three straight semifinals at Qatar, Dubai and Indian Wells. Unfortunately for her she lost in the second round to Y.F. Wang in Miami. Nevertheless, Svitolina will enter the clay court season in good form. That’s good news for her, because in my opinion this is her best surface. She has won the Italian Open two years running and has entered Roland Garros as one of the favorites during the last four years. Let’s also not forget that Monfils performs well at Roland Garros, reaching the Semis there 11 years ago. I’ll be cheering these two crazy kids, that’s for sure!


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