What Serena Williams Loves to Eat, Where She Loves to Shop, and How She Loves to Splurge

With her eye on completing a Grand Slam at this month's U.S. Open, the world's number-one-ranked women's tennis ace reveals her favorite spots.

Serena Williams Celebrating
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For Morning Coffee:

The best part of Paris is trying all the cafés scattered along the streets. Wish I could get my coffee from there every morning.

For a Decadent Dinner: 

When in Paris, I make a point to take friends to Apicius. The food is always delicious.

For a Low-Key Glass of Wine: 

I love going to HMF at the Breakers hotel in Palm Beach, Florida. It's a chic lounge that serves great wine for a quintessential Palm Beach night.

Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida

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To Indulge Her Sweet Tooth: 

I try to be healthy! But I will say that Dylan's Candy Bar in NYC makes it hard.

To Buy Beauty Essentials (and Discover New Ones!): 

Beauty shops on the Champs-Élysées in Paris.

For a Night of Let-Loose Dancing: 

I love to dance, and I love going out in New York City. 1 Oak is the perfect place for that!

For an Intense Workout:

Tennis courts anywhere, of course.

Palm Trees & Pier

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To Splurge on Something for Herself: 

Rue Saint-Honoré in Paris. Great street with the best boutiques.

For a New Pair of Jeans: 

HSN for Serena's Signature Statement.

To Buy Flowers: 

Rue de Grenelle market, right near the Eiffel Tower.

Pink Flowers

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For an Intense Workout:

Tennis courts anywhere, of course.

For a Killer Pair of Shoes:

Azzedine Alaïa in Paris.

To Discover Cool Artists:

Art Basel in Miami.

For a New Bag:

MCM bags are the best in NYC or Paris.

MCM Blue Handbag

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This article appears in the September issue of Marie Claire, on newsstands now.