Serena Williams has won seven of her grand slams on the Wimbledon pitch.
Serena Williams has always had success playing on grass, but now she's taking her affinity to the surface to a new level.
The great tennis player has found that she ate grass to overcome injuries and illnesses.
Talking to the media following her Williams, who won the first round of the Italian Open on Monday, said she recently started eating grass as part of a "terrible" diet.
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"I was just on this diet, it was awful, so if you're sedentary, it's going to be difficult to manage your body," said Williams The Times .
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"So you have to eat grass, that's how I did it, it was a nightmare, but it worked and paid off," Williams said.
Williams, who has won seven of her 23 Grand Slam titles on the Wimbledon pitch, has not revealed how she eats the grass, but the probable source digests it through a smoothie drink.
The grass seems to work for the 37-year-old Williams, who looked fit and agile in their 6: 4: 6-2 win in the first round against Swedish qualifier Rebecca Peterson at the Italian Open in Rome.  Serena Williams has had much success on grass, but now she has eaten it. “/>
Serena Williams has had much success on grass, but now she has eaten it.
"I did not eat." do not exercise too much. It is more of a process. I feel like I take it one day at a time, I've really spent the hours keeping my cardio as good as possible with a knee injury, which is really impressive as I could do it ", The Times .
"Of course, it's about playing well in all big moments, including this tournament.