Gael Monfils and Elina Svitolina expecting a baby

Gael Monfils and Elina Svitolina announced on Sunday morning that they are expecting a baby

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Gael Monfils and Elina Svitolina are expecting a baby

Gael Monfils and Elina Svitolina announced on Sunday that they are expecting a baby girl in October.

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Monfils and Svitolina, who got married in Geneva, Switzerland last July, shared the news on social media.

The announcement is a welcome addition for Svitolina, a Ukrainian who has endured months of heartbreak and angst since her home country was invaded by Russia in late February.

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Svitolina, a former World No.3, last played in Miami, where she fell in the second round to Heather Watson.

The Ukranian had already announced that she would not be playing French Open this year.

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Currently ranked No.27, Svitolina owns 16 career singles titles and has reached two Grand Slam semifinals, at Wimbledon and the US Open in 2019.

Monfils is a two-time Grand Slam semifinalist at Roland Garros in 2008 and the US Open in 2016, with 11 career ATP titles and a career-high ranking of No. 6.

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