World Number 1 Serena Williams had a bizarre request today when she played Italian Flavia Pennetta at the Hopman Cup in Perth.

The 33-year-old tennis champ was struggling in her opening set 6-0 when she decided to order a double espresso, during the scorching 44 degree heat. She turned to the referee and asked whether it was “illegal” to order it.

Soon Williams got her ‘miracle coffee’ (as she named it) and ended up winning the match 0-6 6-3 6-0 in 89 minutes.

Williams blamed her tiredness on her jetlag fatigue.

Wonder if they’ll be anymore coffee requests anytime soon?

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