He intends to approach, this Friday, June 9, a first title in Grand Slam. Casper Ruud, 24, is preparing to face Alexander Sverev in the semifinals of Roland-Garros. A match during which the Norwegian tennis player will be able to count on the unwavering support of his partner, Maria Galligani, 25 years old.
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For five years now, the young woman has been encouraging the professional athlete from the stands of his competitions, from the Wimbledon tournament to that of the US Open, during which he had become number 2 in the world. And if the couple is rather discreet about their private life, Casper Ruud sometimes declares his love to his girlfriend, also Norwegian, in Instagram posts.
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"I'm so proud of you"
In February 2022, he shared an Instagram snap in which he posed with her. A publication accompanied by an enamoured Valentine's Day message: "My Valentine every day," he wrote in a caption embellished with a heart. Maria Galligani, followed by 14,000 subscribers, does not fail to express her feelings on the social network.
"I'm so proud of you, my love, and your incredible team," she enthused after the young man's victory at the US Open. It must be said that this former student, who holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the Oslo Nye Høyskole school and a master's degree in the same field, obtained from the University of Southern Denmark, has closely followed the meteoric rise of her partner.
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Maria Galligani and Casper Ruud would indeed be in a relationship since 2018. This was the year the young man won his first matches in Grand Slam tournaments - including the Australian Open, during which he became the first Norwegian to qualify for such competitions in 17 years.
In 2021, Maria Galligani, also a fan of the courts - as evidenced by a photo of her and her rackets, published on Instagram in August 2022 - attends Casper Ruud's victory at the Generali Open, going so far as to pose with him and his trophy. A true globetrotter, the young woman follows her companion and his family – including her sisters, Caroline and Charlotte, with whom she is very close – in most of her championships, from Paris to Monte-Carlo. She is going with him to the Laver Cup in London in 2022.
Despite their usual discretion, the couple allows themselves, in parallel, some appearances at social events. The player and his partner went to the Opening Night Gala, then to the Vogue World Fashion Show in New York, organized in September 2022, for which she wore an asymmetrical turquoise long dress.
In private, Casper Ruud and the young woman also enjoy walking the greens, where the latter learns to play golf, when she does not offer herself a break in the Maldives. Since 2021, the duo, who now live together in Oslo, has welcomed a new travel companion: Bajas, a maltzu dog, who never fails to accompany them on their travels.
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