Serena Williams through to semis

Jun 05, 2013, 00:23 IST | AFP

World No 1 Serena Williams revealed a sweet-toothed recipe is aiding her quest for a first French Open crown in 11 years after reaching the semi-finals Tuesday with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 win over unseeded Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova.

Her secret? Chocolate and macaroons. The 31-year-old laughed as she contemplated a first appearance in the last four at Roland Garros since 2003, since when she has endured four quarter-final exits and also a first round humiliation 12 months ago.

Serena Williams

Asked the reason behind her renaissance on the slow red clay she said: “I guess (I’m) pretty fit. I had some chocolate yesterday. And the day before — and the day before and the day before.

“I usually don’t like chocolate. For whatever reason I wanted some chocolate with caramel. Then I wanted a macaroon. That’s my weakness, macaroons. And I love chips.” 

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