Former World No.3 Elina Svitolina and her husband, former Top 10 ATP pro Gael Monfils, received a new addition to their family.
Svitolina gave birth to their first child, Skaï Monfils. Last year's Olympic bronze medalist Svitolina spread the news via her social media on Saturday morning.
"What a night," Svitolina posted on Twitter and Instagram. "Ladies and gentlemen, please give a warm welcome to Skaï Monfils ... Can’t thanks enough my husband to live [through] this unforgettable moment with me."
What a night !!!— Elina Monfils (@ElinaSvitolina) October 15, 2022
Ladies and gentlemen, please give a warm welcome to Skaï Monfils 🥰❤️
Can’t thanks enough my husband to live thru this unforgettable moment with me ❤️ pic.twitter.com/m6CQVDdBV6
Svitolina's pregnancy made news in May, and the 2018 WTA Finals champion has not played on tour since the Miami Open in March.
Svitolina, a 16-time titlist on the Hologic WTA Tour and a two-time Grand Slam semifinalist, married Monfils, who has won 11 ATP titles, in July of 2021.
WTA athletes Angelique Kerber, Belinda Bencic, Marta Kostyuk, Sabine Lisicki, Lesia Tsurenko and retired Johanna Konta were among the many players who quickly responded to Svitolina's Instagram post with congratulations.
Other big names sent their well wishes in Twitter replies:
Congratulations Elina & Gael 🥰— Barbora Krejcikova (@BKrejcikova) October 15, 2022
Congratulations Elina & Gael ❤️❤️— Ons Jabeur (@Ons_Jabeur) October 15, 2022
Congratulations @ElinaSvitolina and @Gael_Monfils Enjoy every second of those very special moments 💓— MARION BARTOLI (@bartoli_marion) October 15, 2022