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Episode 83: The Washington and Stanford Files

August 7th, 2014

After last week's craziness subsided, Ben and Courtney return to all the things you presumably like about this show, like talking about tennis! What did Courtney make of Serena's emphatic return, and Azarenka's puzzling struggles? And who is this Naomi Osaka character? In DC, how should we feel about John Isner's court discontent? And looking ahead, who has the more significant injury, Rafael Nadal or Li Na? And should the US Open have invited Andy Roddick to the party? Lastly, we Take a Number because it's been too long! Oh, and Courtney has all sorts of feelings about Agents Mulder and Scully. As always, you can like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to and review our show on iTunes or whatever your podcast app/platform of choice is! The truth is out there, and it's that you guys are awesome. 'Til Cincy!

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Episode 82: Copy? Over.

July 28th, 2014

It's been one of the more intense weeks in recent memory in the world of tennis media, but Ben and Courtney are here to try their best, as always, to shed some light on it all. The majority of this episode is devoted to this week's revelations about the extensive plagiarism by Neil Harman in his work for the Wimbledon yearbook, about which you should read Ben's report for Slate if you haven't yet. In a wide-ranging, lengthy segment, Ben and Courtney discuss how the story came together and the issues it raises. Then, because you probably want to hear us talk about players, too, we discuss Sloane Stephens and Bernard Tomic, two 21-year-olds who have had interesting times since our last show. As always, you can like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to and review our show on iTunes or whatever your podcast app/platform of choice may be! We hit Ctrl+C on our hearts and Ctrl+V them into your ears because we think you guys are super-duper. Thanks for listening, as always.

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Episode 81b: Question–Tell Me What You Think About…That

July 25th, 2014

Obviously there have been some extremely interesting developments in the 10 days since we recorded this all-questions episode, but your questions are still awesome and we hope our answers are, too! First, we talk about the status of gay issues on the tour. Is "open secret" a sustainable status? Next, Sloane? That's the question. And what's the significance of the WTA coaching moves of Li Na and Ana Ivanovic? Also we explain to you why it's problematic that Wimbledon won't let the press ask Andy Murray about poop. Then, for a complete change of pace, we discuss taxation ethics! Because obviously! Lastly, we turn our sights to the upcoming #MERICA swing: what are the best U.S. Open Series tournaments, and is there any American man other than John Isner who could do something halfway-decent? You, our listeners, are like triple-decent. As always, you can like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to and review our show on iTunes or whatever your podcast app/platform of choice may be!

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Episode 81a: Question–Tell Me What You Think About…This

July 17th, 2014

Without much urgent tennis to attend to, Ben and Courtney decided to dive into your pressing questions! We answered a ton, so this Episode 81 has been split into two parts. Lucky you! On this first part, we discuss who will be the next first time Slam champ on the women's side, what to expect soon from Caroline Wozniacki, Victoria Azarenka, and Agnieszka Radwanska, what Fabio Fognini's deal is, women's tennis' broadcast shortcomings, Serena's burnout and how it reflects on Chris Evert's open letter, our dream tennis-rap beefs, and more! As always, you can like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to and review our show on iTunes or whatever your podcast app/platform of choice may be!

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Episode 80: We Are So Wimble-Done

July 9th, 2014

After nine weeks at sea, Ben and Courtney are very grateful to be back on their home couches, soaking up Home Sweet America. But first, there's the matter of Wimbledon to wrap up! Petra Kvitova and Novak Djokovic won! Genie Bouchard and Roger Federer did not win! What does it all mean? And what on earth can we make of Serena's surreal doubles episode? We're not sure, but we try! As always, you can like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to and review our show on iTunes or whatever your podcast app/platform of choice may be!

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