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Venus Williams has made the dietary leap from steak lover to raw vegan but admits that in times of weakness she is a ''cheagan.''
That's Venus-talk for a cheating vegan.
''If it's on your plate, I might get to cheat. If you're sitting next to me, good luck. You turn your head once and your food might be gone,'' Williams said, in good spirits after starting her Australian Open campaign Monday with a quick 6-1, 6-0 win over Galina Voskoboeva.
''I think it's pretty well known I'm a cheagan,''the seven-time Grand Slam winner said, laughing. ''I'm not perfect, but I try.''
On her website the 32-year-old American refers to this phase of her life as ''Venus A.D.'' - Venus After Diagnosis.
Food is not the only difference between then and now, but it is one of the big lifestyle changes Williams has made since being diagnosed in 2011 with an immune system illness that had caused her ye...
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Venus Williams used her powerful serve to full effect to start her Australian Open campaign with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Galina Voskoboeva of Kazakhstan on Monday.
Williams, who had a first-serve percentage of 70 percent, also took advantage of six of 11 break-point opportunities.
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(January 14, 2013) A look at some the questions and answers from day one of the 2013 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne.
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(January 14, 2013) Looking at how American tennis players fared on day one of the 2013 Australian Open.
American tennis players went 6-3 on the first day of the Australian Open with Venus Williams leading the way with a 6-1, 6-0 victory against Galina Voskoboeva.
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