It’s ‘selfie-times’ for Caroline Garcia with the animals of The Green Planet!

By viji Thursday, 23 February 2017 5:04 PM

It’s ‘selfie-times’ for Caroline Garcia with the animals of The Green Planet!

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Caroline Garcia, the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships’ top seed in the doubles, went back to nature at The Green Planet on Tuesday.

The world number three in doubles enjoyed the interaction with the animals, taking selfies with the birds and a baby rainbow boa constrictor and she even held a hissing cockroach!

Watch Caroline Garcia's Animal Selfies


The Green Planet, region’s first bio-dome, recreates a tropical forest with over 3,000 plants and animals, offering visitors an expedition into the tropics and inviting them to experience one of the world’s oldest living ecosystems.

Teamed with fellow Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic, Garcia won the 2016 French Open doubles. Garcia and Mladenovic will begin their tilt at the Dubai Duty Free Championships doubles title on Wednesday.

The WTA event, which features US Open champion and world number two Angelique Kerber, 2017 Brisbane and Doha champion Karolina Pliskova, WTA Finals winner Dominika Cibulkova, French Open champion Garbine Muguruza, along with Radwanska, continues until 25th February, and is followed by the 25th staging of the ATP World Tour event from 27th February until 4th March. The ATP event features Wimbledon, Olympic and ATP World Tour Finals champion and world number one Andy Murray, Australian Open champion and seven-time Dubai winner Roger Federer, defending Dubai champion Stan Wawrinka, two-time Dubai finalist Tomas Berdych and the entertaining Gael Monfils.

Tickets for every day of the event including the finals are still available from the Box Office at the Dubai Tennis Stadium, Garhoud which opens from 9am to 9pm daily. Tickets are also available online through For further information about tickets, prices and the tournament visit