Noura El Shwekh is the wife of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, the French tennis star. The duo started dating in late 2014. The Swiss lady often accompanied her then-boyfriend to his games, and so became popular. In 2017, the couple announced the birth of their child before getting married on 21 July 2018.
Who is Jo-Wilfried Tsonga’s Wife, Noura El Shwekh?
Widely known as the wife of a popular French tennis player, Noura El Shwekh is a very private person and has barely shared any information about her early life and background. Wild guesses claim she was born around 1987 and 1989, meaning that she would be about 36–34 years old. The claim places her just a few years younger than her husband, who was born on April 17, 1985.
Noura was born in Switzerland and has Swiss nationality, but she has also gained French nationality as a result of her marriage to Jo-Wilfried. Due to her privacy policies, it is difficult to say who her parents and siblings are as she is yet to share such information with anyone. However, names like Sherine El Shwekh, Farida El Shwekh, as well as Carole El Shwekh have popped up, but there are no further details about her actual relationship with them.
There is a possibility that she is well-educated up to the college level, but the details of her educational background have not been made public yet.
How Did Noura El Shwekh and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Meet?
How the couple met has been a mystery to date, but they have been together since 2014. According to reports, they met in 2014, and she was first spotted at a Davis Cup game, where she came to cheer for Tsonga during the semi-final game.
After her debut public appearance as Jo-Wilfried Tsonga’s woman, Noura began making frequent appearances with him. She would often accompany him on the ATP tour. She also became a regular face at Grand Slams.
El Shwekh and Tsonga Got Married in 2018
While they met and began dating in 2014, Tsonga and Noura El Shwekh did not exchange vows until four years later. The couple got married in a lavish wedding ceremony held in a French château in the Beaujolais region. The venue – Château de Bagnols (fr), was constructed in the 13th century and can be found in the department of Rhône.
The wedding, which took place on July 21, 2018, had major tennis stars in attendance. For her big day, Noura shared her excitement with her Instagram followers as she posted – “Changing my name for the one I love more and more everyday.” Tsonga also shared pictures of the beautiful event for his followers to share in his joy.
The Couple Have Two Children
The lovely couple now has two children, both sons. Their first child was born before they got married. Noura and her then-boyfriend were cohabiting, and in November 2016, they shared the great news that they were expecting a child. The baby arrived on March 17, 2017, and they named him Sugar.
The birth of another son was announced by Tsonga in 2021, making them a family of four. However, we are yet to confirm the name of the second child in the Tsonga family. Tsonga doesn’t hesitate to shower praises on his wife on his heavily-followed Instagram page, and she returns the gesture.
Meet Noura El Shwekh’s Husband, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Born April 17, 1985, Age; 38 years) is a former French professional tennis player who was ranked No. 5 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) in 2012. To qualify for this feat, Tsonga recorded impressive stats. In his career, he has won 18 singles titles on the ATP Tour, two Masters 1000 titles inclusive.
Tsonga was already a celebrated tennis player by the time Noura came into his life. Though he turned pro in 2004, tennis was already part of his life before then. Tsonga was 15 years old when he played his debut junior match in 2000. The match took place in the Netherlands and ushered in a very successful junior career. He won the US Open boys’ singles title in 2003 and reached his career-high boys’ singles ranking of world no. 2 on 13 October 2003. He was also the ATP Newcomer of the Year for 2007.
Fame came calling for Tsonga in 2008 when he reached the Australian Open final as an unseeded player after defeating four seeded players to get to the spot, including Rafael Nadal. That same year, Tsonga bagged his first Masters’ title at the 2008 Paris Masters. He has recorded impressive feats in his career trajectory, winning titles in his wake.
In 2022, at the French Open, Tsonga made his retirement from the tennis court official. His family members, including Noura, were on the ground to support him as he bid farewell to the cheering crowd. He is one of only three players (the other two are Tomáš Berdych and Stan Wawrinka) to have major wins against each of the Big Four. Tsonga is an active member of the Tennis Club de Paris.
Now that he has retired from active play, Tsonga and his wife Noura spend ample time together with their children. The lovely duo doesn’t shy away from sharing special moments with family on social media.
What Does Noura El Shwekh Do for a Living?
The Swiss-born celebrity wife is not generous with information about her career life. She is mostly known as the wife of the celebrity tennis player, and that has been the case since she came into the spotlight.
Noura is often seen among the spectators during her husband’s matches. Prior to his recent retirement, she had been a regular at Grand Slams and accompany Tsonga on the ATP tour. The first time she was spotted at such events was in a Davis Cup semi-final match in Paris, where she came to watch her man play.