Ball kid de­liv­ers Wil­liams cof­fee:

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Front Page -

RACHAEL Ho (16) be­came the talk of the Hop­man Cup when she handed Serena Wil­liams a cof­fee dur­ing her first sin­gles game last week.

The ball kid was handed the cof­fee to pass on to Wil­liams, who had re­quested an espresso after los­ing the first set 0- 6 against Italy’s Flavia Pen­netta.

Wil­liams went on to win the match.

“I was hold­ing the cof­fee and didn’t want to drop it,” Rachael said.

“Ev­ery­one’s been talk­ing about it on Face­book.”

Yes­ter­day, the YouTube video had been viewed 821,544 times.

Rachael and Wem­b­ley Downs res­i­dent Mi­hailo Bozic (15) were among 22 of the 66 ball kids at the Hop­man Cup to of­fi­ci­ate the fi­nal.

Bozic said he was ex­cited to watch his favourite player, Amer­i­can John Is­ner, play.

Ball Kid su­per­vi­sor Paul Old­field said it was over­whelm­ing to watch the best 22 walk out for the fi­nal be­cause they had worked so hard train­ing over the past five months.

“It gives me goose bumps,” Paul said.

See the video of Serena and Rachael at

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie

Mi­hailo Bozic (15) and Rachael Ho (16) with Ball Kid su­per­vi­sorPaul Old­field.

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