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Entries from June 2014

Episode 79: A Wimbledon Intermission

June 29th, 2014 · Comments

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It's the middle Sunday of Wimbledon, and so Ben and Courtney sat down for a brief recap of the first act as they recharged their batteries for the second week. What do we make of Serena flopping at a Slam again? Is Li Na only a hardcourt specialist? And how good was Venus-Kvitova? Also, can Roger Federer actually win this thing? And how do we know when a player has won his or her last Grand Slam? 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!

Tags: tennis · wimbledon

Episode 78: Hungry for Wimbledon

June 21st, 2014 · Comments

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Ben and Courtney are ready to whet your appetite for Wimbledon! But when this episode was recorded, Courtney hadn't eaten much strawberries and cream (or much of anything), and her cravings left her crabby and ready to scoop up some heaping helpings of tough love for the tennis world. So you've been warned--this episode comes with a choking hazard. What is to be made of Serena's odd arrival to Wimbledon? And how does her quarter with Serena set up? Should Sabine Lisicki have been given the honor of taking the defending champion's spot on Centre Court? And how tough, really, are the draws that Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal got? And lastly, we make our predictions for the finals and champions! 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!

Tags: tennis

Episode 77: Get Off My Lawn

June 18th, 2014 · Comments

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The grass season is mowing along quite nicely, so Ben and Courtney are here to catch you up on how everyone is looking going into Wimbledon, albeit before the crucial draws are made. So many questions to be answered! What are reasonable expectations for Rafael Nadal given his grass woes? How much do Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams have to lose? How many more Wimbledons does Venus Williams have left in her? How's the chap doing with the lady? Did the window of opportunity close on J0-Wilfried Tsonga? And much more! Even Denis Istomin! 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 76: Finishing the French Open

June 11th, 2014 · Comments

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 SPOILER: Our French Open wrap episode is amazing. Ben and Courtney talk about everything that happened over those 15 magical days in Paris, from Maria Sharapova's impressive title run to the underwhelming men's final, from the enlightened semifinalist Andy Murray's views on women to the other semifinalist Ernests Gulbis' view on women. There's also the youth explosion of Simona Halep, Genie Bouchard, and Garbine Muguruza, and the ways in which the world couldn't get a grip on Taylor Townsend. It's a whole lot of stuff and we have thoughts, you guys. As always, thanks for liking us on Facebookfollowing us on Twitter, and subscribing and reviewing on iTunes! The clay is always greener when you're our listeners.

Tags: tennis