American adventure

American adventure

Coming to Indian Wells is always a pleasure. This is one of my favourite tournaments for a few reasons. First of all the organization is great, the stadium seems very new and everyone is so welcoming.

The crowds are great too, even for practice. Then you have the breathtaking views of the mountains and the fresh desert air. I find it very relaxing.

It's a lot different to the other cities we play in: so quiet and peaceful. I'm sure it helped me last year when I won the tournament, and obviously my goal is to win it again.

I also very much enjoyed my time in New York two weeks ago. It was nice to have more time to look around the city, and it was my first time visiting in the winter. I enjoyed it more in the snow than when it's so hot and humid in the summer, during the US Open.

I trained in Las Vegas last week. I had never visited the city before and it was a very interesting experience! I didn't know that much about it, but people had told me that it would be a unique experience and they were not wrong!

It was fun to walk through this busy area known as "The Strip" and check out all the themed hotels. I went on the rollercoaster at New York New York and I also went to the famous 'O' show at the Bellagio.

I am not sure how soon I will return to Vegas, but it was definitely a fun trip.