The Belgian professional tennis player, Greet Minnen, is currently in a romantic relationship with her partner Marie Diels. The lesbian couple has reportedly been together for about a year.
Diels, originally from Belgium, is a tender project coordinator at Herbosch-Kiere. However, she also frequently appears on tennis courts supporting her partner.
Previously, Minnen was in a long-term relationship with her fellow tennis player, Alison Van Uytvanck. The ex-couple even got engaged in 2020 before separating for good in 2021.
Born on August 14, 1997, in Turnhout, Belgium, Greet Minnen competed in her final year as a junior, reaching the girls’ doubles final at the 2015 Australian Open.
Later, she made her WTA Tour main debut at the 2018 Luxembourg Open, winning the doubles title alongside her ex-partner Alison Van Uytvanck.
Moreover, in the 2018 WTA tournament doubles, the ex-couple teamed up once more but lost in the final. However, the duo successfully won the Luxembourg Open in September 2021.
Additionally, her remarkable victory came in the 2022 Wimbledon Championships when she beat former Wimbledon champion and world No.1, Garbine Maguruza.
Recently, the Belgian has grabbed huge media attention after dominating Venus Williams, beating her in the first round of the 2023 US Open.
Greet Minnen Partner: Marie Diels
The partner of Greet Minnen, Marie Diels, enjoys athletics but has not dedicated her life to being a professional athlete.
Minnen’s girlfriend, Diels, has been working as a tender project coordinator at Herbosch-Kiere in Belgium since 2020.
Additionally, the Belgian has been working as a marketing employee for the Coca-Cola European Partners in Antwerp since 2018.
Regarding her education, Marie attended the College of the Eucharistic Heart Essen from 2009-2016. There, she participated in sports, including soccer and volleyball.
Later, she completed her Bachelor’s in SME management (2020) from the Karel de Grote-Hogeschool in Antwerp.
Greet Minnen and her ex-partner Alison Van Uytvanck, both from Belgium, were once the most well-known LGBT pair on the WTA Tour.
They dated for almost five years before getting engaged in December 2020.
Less than a year later, the pair announced their separation and said they were taking a break from their romance.
Although the former duo is no longer a doubles team, Minnen was seen cheering for Van Uytvanck from the stands in March at the 2022 BNP Paribas Open.
Meanwhile, Alison Van Uytvanck tied the knot with Emilie Vermeiren in July 2023.
She posted her wedding pictures with a caption that read,
“Finally being able to call you my wife is a wish that came true ❤️ it was a perfect day celebrating with our family and friends 🥳 we all love you! Mrs&Mrs Van Uytvanck – Vermeiren 🥰💖”
On the other hand, Greet posted a picture with her current partner, Marie Diels, on her Instagram handle for the first time on April 15, 2022.
Since then, she has shared numerous photos of herself with her on her social media accounts.
Moreover, the pair frequently travels abroad on vacation and is open about their lesbian relationship.