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Serena falls ill after eating dog food but reaches Italian Open quarters

May 13, 2016 08:34 IST

‘I don’t think it’s consumable for humans. They should have wrote that’

Serena Williams

IMAGE: Serena Williams of the United States reacts during her match against Christina McHale. Photograph: Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images.

Women's top seed Serena Williams won through to the quarter-finals of the Italian Open despite falling ill after tasting her pet dog's dinner in her Rome hotel.

Her Yorkshire terrier Chip had been served a salmon and rice dish and Williams told followers on social media she had been tempted by the look of it, saying: "I ate a spoonful. Don't judge me."

The food tasted “a little bit like a house-cleaner thing,” Williams said in a video posted on Snapchat, adding that she had made an urgent trip to the bathroom a few hours later.

“I don’t think it’s consumable for humans. They should have wrote that,” added Williams, who showed no lingering ill effects in beating fellow American Christina McHale 7-6(7), 6-1.

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