The Roland Garros is the most glamorous event from the four Grand Slam. And this make a lot of sense, being Paris the host city. Every time I land in Paris, I get thrilled by the city lights, the bridges over the Seine, the perfect alignment of its buildings, the fashion boutiques, the restaurants and the food. It is, without question, one of my favorite destinations to compete.

I try to discover a new corner of Paris on every time I visit. To walk in a new borough, a new museum or to visit some sophisticated boutique in Rue Saint Honoré. During my last stay, we went to Hotel Costes and spent an unforgettable evening.

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On this last time, I had the opportunity to discover La Marais, one of the boroughs with most personality and also one of the oldest in Paris. Real palaces had been built here, many of them are now turned into museum-houses, such as the house of the writer, Victor Hugo. Its narrow medieval streets contrast with the Pompidou Centre, a contemporary museum that holds an exhibition of the famous photographer, Henri Cartier-Bresson.

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When I am in Paris, I always try to visit one of my favorite restaurants (despite the fact that I always try to discover something different every occasion that my training leaves me some spare time): The Entrecôte. A simple dish based upon a great beef cut and some fries, will always be a synonym of my stay in this wonderful city.

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One more time, I have to bid farewell to one of my beloved cities, determined to give my best in the coming tournaments. See you at Eastbourne!