At an age when other players are apparently heading for or towards retirement from tennis, Williams won the AUS Open (yay!) – perhaps thanks to a vegan diet? The sports media would not likely mention it, they’d rather encourage sexism [aside from the predicatable personality cult of male tennis players and people not caring much about female players… as in every sport, right?] – is Nadal’s success ever attributed to his girlfriend?
Many sportspersons’ successes are co-attributed to their coaches to some extent but all good teams and players have good coaches. I noted excessive attribution to Serena’s boyfriend coach while googling about her. Aanyway…
John Salley had mentioned Serena’s diet change, the former NBA player advocates for a vegan diet… There was also a video interview of her somewhere. (March 2014 update she tweeted @JugoFresh – raw vegan stuff ; Jan 2015 update There’s an article on Venus’ diet)
Other notable vegan sportspeople include Carl Lewis, Fiona Oakes, lifelong-vegan professional basketball player Milani Malik, vegan philosopher and wheelchair basketball player Sarah Stewart and boxer Omowale Adewale.