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Svitolina on Documentary with Monfils


One of tennis' most photogenic couples is creating a documentary of life on tour—if they can procure photo rights.

Elina Svitolina and boyfriend Gael Monfils have been shooting an insider's documentary of their life together on tour.

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Recently, the project has run into a snag: acquiring photo rights from tournaments has been expensive, Svitolina told the media in Rome.

"We decided because we wanted to share with the fans," Svitolina said of the documentary. "Now there is ongoing problems because there are problems to get the images from the tournaments. It's very, very expensive as we found out just a few days ago. We're going to reconsider what we're going to do."


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The two-time reigning Rome champion said the couple wanted to show fans an insider's view of life off court, but for now isn't sure if or when they will complete the documentary.

"The idea was just to show the fans, the people who doesn't know, what's going behind every athlete, not only what's happening when we step on court for our matches, but what's going on behind the scenes, the practice and everything," Svitolina said. "This was the main idea. For now the images, to get access to the venues, stadiums, is very, very expensive.

"We didn't really thought it would be that much, especially for some big tournaments like this. We'll see what we can do. But for the moment, it's a big issue."

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