(January 5, 2015) Sluggish and apparently jetlagged, Serena Williams needed a coffee break after dropping the first set 6-0 to Flavia Pennetta at Hopman Cup on Monday.
“I am a coffee drinker. I didn’t have mine this morning and I was just feeling it, so I just had to get some coffee into me,” said the world No. 1.
“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 – it’s just the jetlag. It gets you all the time.”
The coffee did the trick. Williams rebounded and went on to win the match 0-6, 6-3, 6-0.
“It’s miracle coffee,” Williams said jokingly after the match.
“I wanted coffee with my bagel and whatever coffee it was, it was really good.”
Team USA won the face-off against Italy 3-0 with John Isner beating Fabio Fognini 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (4) in men’s singles and Williams and Isner finished with a win in mixed doubles.
Next up for Team USA will be Team Canada.