All You Need to Know About Serena Williams Vegan Diet

Published 11/18/2020, 4:30 PM EST
Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – Serena Williams of the U.S. during her first round match against Kristie Ahn of the U.S. REUTERS


The American professional player Serena Williams is regarded as one of the strongest athletes ever. She is the owner of 23 Grand Slams, an e-commerce fashion line, and is a mother to a 3-year-old daughter Olympia. But what most don’t know about the former No. 1 is that she follows a strict plant-based diet on tour.

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Adopted under the influence of tennis star and sister Venus Williams, the green diet was one Serena was never fond of before. However, to help her sister battle Sjogren’s syndrome, the 39-year-old is following the regime ever since 2017.

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Serena Williams is a role model for fitness

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – JANUARY 12: Serena Williams of the USA celebrates with daughter Alexis Olympia after winning the final match against Jessica Pegula of the USA at ASB Tennis Centre on January 12, 2020, in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Williams’s power-packed style of game is one of its kind; her fitness is known to all. Known for her brutal force, Serena has always maintained fitness as her topmost priority. It is one of the main reasons for her continued success, and she has held the top rank for 319 weeks.

With her comeback to tennis after her strenuous childbirth, the American champion has proved that anything is possible. This highlighted the importance of fitness which even with a vegan diet is required to attain massive success.

Having said that, the sisters are reportedly called ‘chegans’ by Venus as they cheat sometimes with fish and chicken. At 39 and 40 years of age, Serena and Venus Williams still compete at the highest level in tennis.

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NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 25: Serena Williams (R) and husband Alexis Ohanian attend the “Being Serena” New York Premiere at Time Warner Center on April 25, 2018, in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage) | Credits: Getty Images

A peek into Serena’s vegan diet

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Looking at the disposition of the 4 time Olympic Gold medal winner, it is only natural to wonder what her diet includes. Opening up on fridge essentials, Serena confessed, “Coconut water, Gatorade (my favorite!), cucumbers, mint, kale, vegetables, ginger, and wheatgrass.”

Leaving not much to the imagination, the American also opened up about her daily meals. They comprise a variety of items such as oats with strawberries, toasted Ezekiel bread, and more. She also enjoys brown rice with hemp and chia seeds and rarely includes chicken.

Serena Williams, as of today, is preparing for the upcoming major tournament, the 2021 Australian Open. She has claimed seven titles Down Under; her latest win was in 2017.

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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