Alison Van Uytvanck and Greet Minnen, the most famous couple of the WTA Tour, decided to formalize their relationship through social networks, on the occasion of Christmas Eve. The tennis players, both Belgians, shared a beautiful picture on their Instagram profile, with the engagement rings on their hands highlighted.
The two players got a lot of compliments on the pic and on their engagement, also by the WTA Tour official Instagram account. Greet Minnen commented on the photo by writing "She said yes" referring to the response he received from her partner regarding the engagement question and using the hashtag #loveofmylife.
Alison Van Uytvanck instead posted the same photo with the comment "Engaged" and wishing Christmas wishes to her followers. Alison and Greet have been together for about five years, the first rumors about the couple came in January 2018, when Alison Van Uytvanck shared a photo with Greet writing these words: "Two years of love for you" The love story between the two Flemish tennis players has been known to the public and the tabloids for some time, having also experienced the moment of maximum fame a year ago during the 125K in Karlsruhe, when a mocking draw put them one against each other in the first round of the tournament: it is not every day that you have to face your wife, girlfriend, family member in a professional tournament, or at least we don't think so.
Alison, the favorite, won in three sets, and when the challengers usually declare the fight over with a handshake the two exchanged a tender kiss, which should be normal to the point of not arousing any curiosity and that instead it blew up the counters of social views to the surprise of those concerned.
“We wondered what was going on,” Van Uytvanck said quietly, “because in one day we ended up with a thousand more followers each. We didn't understand the reason for all that media exposure for a simple kiss, but the incredible hustle and bustle also had positive implications: about a month later, in New York, a man approached us to thank us, letting us know that our gesture l 'he had encouraged people to declare their homosexuality publicly, taking a great weight off their shoulders."
Tennis World USA team wishes Greet Minnen and Alyson Van Uyvanck a happy engagement and a great future!