Our strange, international nightmare is over: Tsitsidosa is still going strong.

Paula Badosa and Stefanos Tsitsipas had fans questioning what was going on with the tennis world’s premier power couple when their must-follow @Tsitsidosa account went dark on Sunday—mere days after artistic renderings of the pair surfaced courtesy of photographer Radka Leitmeritz.

Badosa was back on Instagram the following day, but without her boyfriend of five months (going on five years) and instead with original tennis “soulmate” Aryna Sabalenka for a girl dinner in Dubai.

An unidentified bouquet of roses appeared to indicate all was still well in Tsitsidosa world, but Badosa and Tsitsipas made things official with an Instagram story featuring the two in Dubai in front of the Burj Khalifa.

Rumors of an account hack appear to have been unsubstantiated since Badosa reposted the image on her own Instagram story—along with a separate shot of the world’s tallest building (the Tsitsidosa of modern architecture??).


Tsitsidosa reunite in front of the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building (IG/@Tsitsidosa).

Tsitsidosa reunite in front of the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building (IG/@Tsitsidosa).

Rather than an unceremonious ending, the as-yet unexplained and still-persistent wipe of a grid that has amassed nearly 100,000 followers is instead another chapter to what has been one of the most online love stories in sporting history.

And to think, it all began so innocently: with a Spotify soft launch and papped photos of Badosa watching Tsitsipas play at Roland Garros.

Things only got more interesting from there as Badosa and Tsitsipas pivoted onto their aforementioned Instagram and began speaking at length about one another in the press, most famously at Wimbledon earlier this summer.

“I never dream about tennis players, but I dreamt about him that night, that we were both winning Australian Open,” she said before delivering the quote of the year: “Then it was like we were having a very romantic moment, but I'm not going to explain. I'm just going to leave it there.”

And so, the Tsitsidosa dream continues, one from which fans surely hope to never wake up.