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Episode 187b: French Open Shuns Sharapova

May 16th, 2017 · Comments

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In a decision that had been anticipated for months, French Tennis Federation president Bernard Giudicelli surprised many by not granting Maria Sharapova any wild card--not even into qualifying--for Roland Garros, locking out the two-time champion there as she continues to work on rebuilding her ranking following her 15-month absence due to a positive test.

In this short episode, Ben discusses the style, cause, and correctness of the decision with two French tennis journalists: our beloved Carole Bouchard (NCR's France correspondant) and Vincent Cognet of L'Equipe.

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Tags: tennis · wimbledon · sports · wta · maria sharapova · women's sports · rome · french open · 2017 French Open · roland garros · bernard giudicelli

Episode 153: Madrid, Murresmo, Mozzarella

May 10th, 2016 · Comments

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On the eve of glorious NCRvision, Ben and Courtney debrief briefly on the week that was in Madrid, where Simona Halep put herself back in the conversation by winning yet another wide-open WTA tournament. What does a Paris shortlist look like? Probably not very short. On the men's side, Novak Djokovic wins his 29th Masters, Rafael Nadal dropped off, and Andy Murray ended his two-year partnership with Amelie Mauresmo. Should Murresmo be remembered as a success? We say yes.


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Tags: atp · wta · rafael nadal · simona halep · andy murray · madrid · rome