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Entries from May 2014

Episode 75: French Open–Allez We Go!

May 24th, 2014 · Comments

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Live from Paris, Ben and Courtney are super excited for the French Open! We break down the men's and women's draws, which left Maria Sharapova as a big loser and Roger Federer as the big winner. We ask important questions like "Is this finally the year where Novak Djokovic sneaks past Rafael Nadal?" "Who is more likely to win, Rafa or Serena?" "Does Ben help kill spiders?" Then we play another fun game of "Hey, Remember When?" which includes highlights from Rome press conferences including Maria Sharapova owning her iciness and Camila Giorgi's father owning his media beefs. Lastly, Courtney eulogizes the strange, beautiful rise and fall of Dinara Safina's tennis career. She may just be our immortal. As always, thanks for liking us on Facebookfollowing us on Twitter, and subscribing and reviewing on iTunes! Allez!

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Episode 74: Where the Finalists Rome

May 17th, 2014 · Comments

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In this special Rome final preview episode taped Saturday afternoon, Ben and Courtney look ahead to the upcoming tilt between Serena Williams and Sara Errani, as well as the week that was on the women's side at the Foro Italico. What do we make of Errani's unexpected emergence on home soil? Does she have a shot against Serena after the brutal loss in Paris last year? Also, our thoughts on the increasingly legit Ana Ivanovic, as well as the rest of the field that came and went through the Foro Italico. As always, thanks for liking us on Facebookfollowing us on Twitter, and subscribing and reviewing on iTunes! You, dear listeners, are the pasta twirled around the fork that is our hearts. Or something. 

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Episode 73: Sliding Señoritas

May 10th, 2014 · Comments

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Reunited in Rome on Saturday afternoon, Ben and Courtney hop back into the studio for a special look ahead to the women's final in Madrid, which will pit claylovers Maria Sharapova and Simona Halep against one another for one of the biggest women's titles outside the Slams. What do we make of the form each have shown on clay so far, and how it sets them up for the French Open? Is Sharapova the immediate favorite in any match that doesn't include Serena? And don't you guys miss that blue stuff? As always, thanks for liking us on Facebookfollowing us on Twitter, and subscribing and reviewing on iTunes! You, dear listeners, get the douze points from our hearts.

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Episode 72: Alize Cornet

May 8th, 2014 · Comments

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Ben and Courtney slide into the clay season with the graceee you'd expect of North Americans, so please forgive their lateness. What sort of clay landscape do they find? A confusing one! What's going on with Rafael Nadal losing on clay to lesser Spaniards? What's up with Novak Djokovic's wrist? That Stan Wawrinka guy is keeping himself awfully relevant, isn't he? Is Wawrinka more likely to pull off the Aussie-French double than Li Na? And what of the women winning titles on clay so far, from Maria Sharapova to Caroline Garcia to Taylor Townsend? Lastly, we share with you our interview with the charmant Alize Cornet, who shares her thoughts on her own resurgent career, the ecosystem of the WTA locker room, and on-court dramatics. As always, thanks for liking us on Facebookfollowing us on Twitter, and subscribing and reviewing on iTunes!

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