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Episode 277f: 2020 French Open Day 6 - Barbora Krejcikova, Making It on Her Own

October 2nd, 2020 · Comments

Roland Garros has seen many new names emerging to go deep into the tournament already, including a bevy of players from outside the Top 100 reaching the second week.

Among them is our guest on today's show: Barbora Krejcikova, a former Slam champ and #1 in doubles, who achieved a long-awaited breakthrough into the Top 100 on Friday by reaching the fourth round of the French Open.

Krejcikova discusses her determination to stick with singles, her ability to accept her shortcomings that allowed her to go further, and the continued inspiration she gets from her late coach, Jana Novotna.

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Tags: tennis · sports · wta · women's sports · french open · roland garros · jana novotna

Episode 199c: Keep the Dream Alive

November 26th, 2017 · Comments

Ben and Courtney reunite on this packed episode and start with a discussion of the legacy of the late Jana Novotna, who passed away at age 49 due to cancer. How should her legendary breakdown and resilience continue to influence how we see the sport today?

As the WTA and ATP seasons wrapped up, what did we learn about the respective year-end champs, Caroline Wozniacki and Grigor Dimitrov? Will either be able to carry their results into next year? And is 2018 primed to be a year full of first-time major champions on either or both tours?

We then touch on the ATP Next Gen event in Milan, its tasteless draw ceremony, and the reactions to mid-match coaching with headsets. Our takes vary here.

Then we introduce you all to the #NCRBookClub, which is starting with Venus Envy by John Wertheim, which you should read!

Lastly, Courtney gives all sorts of movie recommendations and Ben talks about his game show experience and recent Jeopardy closure.

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Tags: tennis · sports · atp · wta · simona halep · caroline wozniacki · women's sports · venus williams · karolina pliskova · grigor dimitrov · jelena ostapenko · jana novotna · jeopardy

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