Tuesday 17 January 2017

Serena Williams sick as a dog after sampling pet's gourmet treat

Published 12/05/2016 | 19:36

Serena Williams returns the ball to Christina McHale during their match at the Italian Open (AP)
Serena Williams returns the ball to Christina McHale during their match at the Italian Open (AP)

Tennis star Serena Williams served up a problem for herself after deciding to sample the gourmet dog food she ordered for her pet at an Italian hotel.

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Williams - in Rome for the Italian Open - decided the salmon and rice dish she ordered for her Yorkshire Terrier Chip looked good enough to eat.

Within two hours, however, the 34-year-old had to make a dash to the toilet to be sick.

Williams posted a video on Snapchat showing the dish she ordered for her pet.

Noting how good it looked, she tells the camera: "I ate a spoonful. Don't judge me!"

Williams says the bite tasted weird, "a little bit like a house-cleaner thing", but she ate it anyway.

She says within two hours she had to run to the bathroom. She recovered in time to beat fellow American Christina McHale 7-6, 6-1 in the third round on Thursday.

The dog appeared fine watching Williams from her player's box.

Williams says of the doggy menu: "I don't think it's consumable for humans. They should have wrote that!"

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