Though the big names fell quickly at this year’s Mubadala Silicon Valley Tennis Classic, held during the first week of August, there was a comforting constant throughout the event: a hearty Hobee’s breakfast for the players, tournament staff and volunteers. Ever since the WTA tournament moved from Oakland in the 1990s, Hobee’s has been a reliable sponsor. 2018 marked the first year that the tournament was held on the campus of San Jose State University. (The Stanford campus had been the event’s longtime home.) We like to imagine that both Venus and Serena Williams had a nibble of Hobee’s coffeecake, perhaps a consolation for losing in the first round and quarterfinals, respectively.