Who is Stefanos Tsitsipas' girlfriend?
Stefanos Tsitsipas currently dates Theodora Petalas. She was born in Greece but now resides in London, and per her LinkedIn, she works as a junior strategist for a branding and marketing agency.
Before joining the workforce, Petalas lived in New York City where she studied at NYU. She graduated with a bachelor of arts and a master of science specialising in project management and technology.
Petalas has also worked in the fashion industry—in 2015, she worked as a sales intern for London-based fashion house, Mary Katrantzou.
How did Stefanos Tsitsipas and Theodora Petalas meet?
While information about the origins of their relationship is scarce, it's understood the pair met through family and friends in New York (presumably while Petalas was studying there).
In previous media interviews, Tsitsipas explained he liked Petalas from the moment he met her.
"I liked her very much, but I was shy then and did not express my feelings," he said in 2021.
"But two years ago, again in New York, I asked her out on a date. I asked her to go to Brooklyn to snap some photos and I think she liked that. I did take some photos, which to this day are my favourites," he added.
Their long distance relationship
Of course, with Petalas currently residing in London and Tsitsipas travelling to various tennis tournaments around the world, the couple have had to maintain a long distance relationship. But despite its challenges, they've only grown stronger.
“It’s a little difficult for us, because she lives in London. But thankfully it hasn’t brought us to extremes. She comes to some tournaments to support me and so we can spend some time together. She is my best friend... We talk every day, for two or three years now," Tsitsipas previously told media.
He also added at the time that Petalas plays tennis too—naturally, a couple of hits on the court are a given when they're together.
"When I play with her, it is my favourite moment on the court," he said, "It brings a huge smile to my face."
Does Theodora Petalas have Instagram?
It appears Petalas does not have a public facing Instagram account, however Tsitsipas has previously posted pictures of his girlfriend to his own social media account.
Last year shortly after he fell short at the US Open, the Greek tennis star posted a picture of Petalas on Instagram in a carousel featuring several other people he holds dear.
"In a world full of people, what can be more beautiful than knowing how to form deeper connections with those around us," he wrote in the caption.
He added: "Try to connect with people who have a positive outlook and can make you laugh and help you. The more positive your relationships are, the better you will be able to face life's challenges."