2016 Olympic tennis gold medalist Monica Puig married her longtime partner Nathan Rakitt in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The couple was engaged in October 2021. Puig shared the wedding news on social media with pictures.
Tennis introduced the couple together – they first met at a camp in Atlanta many years ago and had been friends before dating. Rakitt played college tennis at Georgia Institute of Technology where he was the captain of the tennis team.
Puig won two singles titles in her career. She reached a peak singles ranking of world number 27 in 2016. Her best grand slam result came at Wimbledon in 2013 where she reached the fourth round. She retired from tennis after a struggle with repeated injuries.