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Honeymoon at the Olympics? Elina and Gael Monfils are all in
Tennis' power couple tied the knot last Friday and are back to work in Tokyo.
Published Jul 21, 2021
Where do you honeymoon when you’re two of the best athletes in the world?
At the largest sporting event in the world, of course.
Elina Svitolina and Gael Monfils tied the knot last Friday in a stunning outdoor ceremony in Switzerland, but now it’s time to get back to work. The pair headed straight for Tokyo to prepare to represent their respective countries at the 2021 Olympic Games. Don’t worry though- the real honeymoon plans are still in place, just not until November.
Svitolina recently shared an Instagram story of the newlyweds at a gym in Tokyo’s Olympic facility, herself stretching on the ground and her new husband on a nearby stationary bike. Neither has medaled at the Olympics, but the Ukrainian is seeded fourth at the Tokyo Games. She seems to have transitioned quickly from wedding-celebration mode into Olympic-mode, saying to press in Tokyo, “Now it’s time to focus on tennis. There is no time for resting."
In addition to playing the singles events, Monfils and Svitolina will also represent France and Ukraine in doubles, respectively. Monfils is partnering up with Jeremy Chardy, while Svitolina is teaming up with Dayana Yastremska. Events will begin July 24 in the Ariake Tennis Park.
No matter how Tokyo goes for the power couple, you have to admire their ability to plan for a wedding and the Olympics all in a matter of weeks. We’ll be rooting for the lovebirds both on and off the court.