That Time Serena Williams Ordered an Espresso in the Middle of Her Tennis Match

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Contrary to popular belief, Serena Williams is not made of steel.

On Monday, the tennis star requested quite the beverage during her Group A match against Flavia Pennetta at the Hopman Cup in Perth, Australia.

Williams ordered a cup of joe.

“I was just feeling it, so I just had to get some coffee into me,” Williams said of her coffee order. “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.”

Good thing it was legal, and good thing she ordered it, because the 33-year-old would go on to win the match in three sets.

Watch the coffee order, above.