Coffee break boosts Serena
— At Perth, Australia, feeling jetlagged on a sweltering day, Serena Williams decided coffee might perk her up after losing her first set 6-0 at the Hopman Cup. Williams then beat Flavia Pennetta 0-6, 6-3, 6-0, John Isner followed with a 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (4) win over Fabio Fognini, and the American pair combined to win the doubles for a 3-0 win over Italy on Monday.
Two US prospects die in avalanche
— Two prospects from the U.S. Ski Team were killed in an avalanche while skiing near their European training base in the Austrian Alps. The team said Ronnie Berlack, 20, and Bryce Astle, 19, died in the incident.
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