Who is Stefanos Tsitsipas's girlfriend? Meet Theodora Petalas

Joshua Rogers June 24, 2021
Who is tennis player Stefanos Tsitsipas dating?
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Who is Stefanos Tsitsipas’s girlfriend? The tennis star recently made headlines after becoming the first Greek player in history to make a Grand Slam final.

On 11 June 2021, Tsitsipas beat his friend and rival Sascha Zverev in the semi-final of the French Open after a gruelling five-set battle.

That set up a Grand Slam final with world no.1 Novak Djokovic.

The Greek stormed to a two set lead but Djokovic recovered to force five sets and eventually defeat Tsitsipas 6-7 (6), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4.

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“I’m happy with the way I performed, the way I tried things, even if they didn’t work,” said Tsitsipas after the match. “I don’t think I have regrets. Could have easily cried, but I see no reason for me crying because I tried everything. I couldn’t come up with anything better.”

He will now look to go one better at Wimbledon, where he is the no.3 seed.

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Who is Tsitsipas’s girlfriend, Theodora Petalas?

With all his recent attention and success, fans are curious about the 22-year-old’s personal life.

According to sports website PlayersGF, Tsitsipas is currently dating Theodora Petalas. The couple were first spotted together on holiday in 2020.

In an interview, Tsitsipas said they started dating about two years ago when he was in New York. The tennis star said he was shy and didn’t reveal how he felt during their first meeting but later summoned courage to ask her to go to Brooklyn to take photos. 

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While the couple’s vacation made it to the front cover of Greece’s OK Magazine, the tennis star has managed to keep his relationship fairly private, with Theodora’s Instagram set to private.

In an interview from 2019, Tsitsipas revealed the qualities of his ideal girlfriend, saying “she needs to be clever”, while also adding “of course, the beauty plays an important factor too”.

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.