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Serena Williams: Sugar is evil

Serena Williams thinks it's really cool that her body still feels good on the court.

The tennis champ, who is the reigning number one at the Australian Open, French Open, US Open, WTA Tour Championships and Olympic women's singles, knows a thing or two about healthy living.

To help her performance on the court, Serena keeps a close eye on her diet, which means turning down sweet treats and other vices.

"A good healthy diet is really important. Sugar is basically the devil, even though it's so good. I love sugar, unfortunately, but I know it's not good for you," she smiled to British Hello! magazine. "Beans have become a really big staple for me, whether it's red, kidney or black-eyed peas. Those are really important to me because they're both protein and carbohydrates. I don't eat red meat and haven't in over a decade. I just decided I didn't want to eat it. And I don't drink coffee."

With Wimbledon kicking off earlier this week, Serena is already showing what she is made of, blazing her way through her matches.

The 33-year-old has been the queen of the court for nearly 20 years and finds it amazing she can keep up with the younger players.

"Yes, I think so," she said when asked if her body could still stand stiff competition. "I feel really young again. I was thinking about that the other day, actually, on the court when I was warming up and thinking, 'You know, I don't feel too bad overall. This is really kind of cool.’"

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