ROME, ITALY – MAY 12: Serena Williams of the United States plays a backhand in her match against Christina Mchale of the United States on Day Five of The Internazionali BNL d’Italia on May 12, 2016 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)

Serena Williams tried dog food and it didn’t go too well

Tennis superstar Serena Williams is a brave soul. She could have kept this little story to herself and nobody would have been the wiser. But she chose instead to be forthcoming about something that a lesser human would have been embarrassed about admitting: She tried dog food. And it got her really sick before rallying to defeat Christina McHale in the Italian Open.

Now before you judge, you have to understand that she didn’t take a spoon to a can of Alpo or chew on a couple of nuggets of eukanuba. This was a story born of curiosity, and to a lesser extent a hotel that actually has a separate menu for dogs that makes really good looking dog food. Listen to Serena herself tell the story via snapchat before you make a decision:

You could have all the talent, all the money, and all the options in the world. But when your curiosity takes over, none of it matters. So while you might wonder if Serena Williams has gone crazy, remember that fancy dog food from hotels could look really, really appetizing. And that she sacrificed her reputation as a sane person to remind you that no matter how good dog food might look, it’s still dog food. And it will make you sick. Don’t try it. Especially the day before a match.

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