Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Out of Bounds: Amelie Mauresmo, the 24-Year-Old French Lesbian Tennis Star, Spends Off-Court Time with Writer Douglas Robson

Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Out of Bounds: Amelie Mauresmo, the 24-Year-Old French Lesbian Tennis Star, Spends Off-Court Time with Writer Douglas Robson

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You travel all over the world playing tennis tournaments. What are your tips for traveling well? Travel light, first. For things that you are taking with you on the plane, if you have a long flight, take a change of clothes. Dress in layers. Also, I pack at the last minute--always in the morning on the day I'm traveling. It works for me.

Drink a lot of water when you have a long flight, like to Australia or from Europe to California. And no alcohol. Try to not eat too much, or [instead eat] light things, like salad and fruit. And bring books. I like to read Stephen Zweig, [a 19th-century] Austrian writer, and the usual French magazines like Paris Match, Premiere, and wine magazines. Also, I always prefer to fly Air France.

What are your favorite vacation destinations? Anyplace with sun. Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, near the African coast. And the French Caribbean, like Guadeloupe. I've always wanted to go to Tahiti.

Any bizarre or frustrating things happen to you on the road? …

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