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60 seconds with Francesca Schiavone


60 seconds with Francesca Schiavone, former French Open champion:

Actress I would like to play me in a film about my life: Angelina Jolie.
If I wasn¹t a tennis player, I would be: A doctor.
I never travel to a tournament without: My watch.
Favourite city on the tour: Roma.
The last place I visited on holiday: Seychelles.
Favourite restaurant on the tour: An Italian in Melbourne.
The last book I read: Il Quinto Occhio (Fifth Eye)
The last film I watched:  An Italian film.
The last meal I cooked: Pasta.
The last time I was recognised by a member of the public: In a restaurant in Milan.
The last time I broke a racket: Not long ago. I think during practice a few months ago.
Grass, hard or clay? Clay.
Hot or cold? Hot.
Sand or snow? Sand.
Be invisible or fly? Fly.
If I won the lottery, I would: Go to South Africa to a place that I know and I would spend more time, I would build something and for sure I would give much more attention and more time to many things.

Francesca Schiavone has been playing at this week’s Aegon Classic at the Edgbaston Priory Club.