Monday 27 June 2022

TENNIS – Double espresso does the trick for Serena Williams

"I needed coffee to get my feet moving" says Serena Williams

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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.”

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