"I'm really happy to see him happy."

Tennis' power couple stayed alive on Wednesday at the Australian Open—both entered the third-round and moved past their opponents. Gael Monfils had no issues against Alexander Bublik, posting a 6-1, 6-0, 6-4 scoreline, but Elina Monfils struggled to find her rhythm with Harmony Tan. In the end, she found a way to win, although the match ended in retirement due to the Frenchwoman encountering a calf injury.

Following Elina's win she spoke about her husband's recent on-court success and how happy she is to see it.

"Yeah, he's in a good form. He's playing great tennis. I'm really happy to see him happy. That's always been my goal for him (smiling)," she told press.

Not only is the Frenchman through to the third round at the major, but he kicked off the tournament having won Adelaide's 250 event. He defeated the No. 2 seed Karen Khachanov in the final round and the triumph marked his first tour-level victory since Rotterdam in 2020. The world No. 20 admitted in his Adelaide championship speech that last year was extremely challenging and there were times he considered hanging up his racquets, but having Elina by his side pulled him through his dark moments.


In Australia he continues to shine bright and spoke about his wife and what it means to have her nearby and always in his corner.

"She knows me quite well and she always have the good word when something comes up maybe outside of tennis or wherever to bring me back on my goal," he said following his second-round.

The 35-year-old also mentioned while it's great having tennis in common, the sport is not everything in their relationship and it's certainly not the main reason of why they married each other. In fact, it's past the baseline where they really thrive.

"It's like we have so much more in common outside of tennis and that is the most important because I guess there's so many people share the tennis passion and I hope that's not why she married me and that's not why I married her, you know," the No. 17 seed said.

Elina will face two-time major winner Victoria Azarenka next and Gael is set to take on No. 16 seed Cristian Garín.