Puerto Rico | Monica Puig marries

2016 Olympic gold medalist Monica Puig, who retired from the WTA Tour earlier this year, has married her fiancé Nathan Rakitt in Puerto Rico.

Puig posted wedding pictures on social media, one with the caption: ‘The beginning of forever’.

The 29-year-old was married on Friday, having met Rakitt 15 years ago in Georgia, where he is from, at a tennis camp in Atlanta.

According to El Nuevo Dia, a Puerto Rican newspaper, the couple began dating two years ago.

Before they reunited, Puig reached No 27 in the world and won the gold medal at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, while Rakitt played NCAA Division I tennis at Georgia Tech from 2012 to 2016.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Rakitt is a product manager at Capital One.

The ceremony took place at the seaside Caribe Hilton hotel in San Juan and, although the weather was misty, nature smiled on the couple with a pair of rainbows through the grey skies.


Monica Puig/@MonicaAce93/Twitter

Puig wore a gown of tiered fringe designed by Harry Robles after donning a simple strapless mini-dress with a dramatic floor-length bow around the waist the evening before.

She gave a Puerto Rico magazine a sneak peek of the reception, showing modern boho-glam decor. El Nuevo Dia reported that 140 guests were in attendance.

Rakitt brings a lot of his own medals to their Atlanta household as a regular competitor in Spartan Races.

He and Puig completed the New York City Marathon the weekend before last, which was the first of what she hopes will be a complete set of the word’s 6 biggest marathons.

Nathan Rakitt and Monica Puig

Monica Puig/@MonicaAce93/Twitter



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