Feeling lethargic and jetlagged, Serena Williams decided a coffee might perk her up after losing her first set 6-0 in a Hopman Cup match against Flavia Pennetta. She interrupted the game to ask the umpire if she could have an espresso.
It did the trick.
Williams recovered to beat Pennetta 0-6, 6-3, 6-0 on a sweltering day in Perth.
Williams later joked it was “miracle coffee.”
“I was just feeling it, so I just had to get some coffee into me,” Williams said. “I just asked them to get me a shot of espresso ? I asked them if it was legal, because I’ve never done it before. I needed to wake up.”