The first racket of Ukraine Elina Svitolina is in a romantic relationship with French tennis player Gael the Gael. She said what started the affair, why it is better to meet with the athlete and about the most romantic date.
During your stay in Ukraine with the Gael the Gael she gave an interview with JS.
With Gael we were familiar for a long time as they were in the same tournaments. But talked very little: he knew that I was in a long-term relationship. And in the end of last year, after the victory in the final tournament, I went to Paris to celebrate friends. Put a photo in Instagram, and Gael has written to me. We met and have not been able to leave. It was an amazing coincidence that we both were in Paris, I live now in London, and Gael, though originally from Paris, lives in Geneva. We both came to rest only for a few days.
About sports and love
Frankly, I find it much easier to meet with an athlete than with a man who is far from sports. After all, Gael understands me and understands the difficulties I face, he can support me when needed and as needed. After all, tournaments are always stressful and, if it is wrong to approach the even more it “cheat”, instead of to help him. Moreover, we often participate in the same competitions and travel a lot together. Because to wait for the second half of the endless travel is very difficult, especially given the fact that the tennis season is the longest in the sport: we play from January until the end of October, almost every week.
About the most romantic date
We have a very tight schedule so a date for us – a luxury we can afford is extremely rare. But when I manage to find a free day, we pulled in some romantic place and spend time just the two of us. Once we had competitions in different cities, and during the break we met for 24 hours in Paris, to stroll through its streets and eat!
Photo: Katia Nikolaychuk