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Episode 165d: U.S. Open - The Women in the Room

September 6th, 2016 · Comments

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The U.S. Open is proud to have been a leader in gender equality in terms of prize money (and it's the only Slam with the same number of male and female competitors), but how does that translate to the press room? Carl Bialik of FiveThirtyEight joins Ben and Courtney to discuss his analysis of the data regarding this, and our pal Carole Bouchard, quoted in the article, also weighs in.


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Tags: tennis · sports · us open · women's sports · 2016 us open · gender · media

Episode 165c: U.S. Open - Halfway Home

September 4th, 2016 · Comments

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With pudding and beer in hand, Ben and Courtney wrap up their main thoughts from a first week of the U.S. Open that mostly went without major disruption. Raonic, Kyrgios, Cilic and Muguruza being out is surprising, as is Caroline Wozniacki and Anastasija Sevastova being in. But mostly, it's business as expected, which should set up for a grand second week. We hope. 

Also, there's a roof and it makes things louder.


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Tags: tennis · sports · rafael nadal · novak djokovic · serena williams · stan wawrinka · us open · juan martin del potro · simona halep · andy murray · caroline wozniacki · nick kyrgios · garbine muguruza · milos raonic · 2016 us open

Episode 165b: U.S. Open Foot Soldiers

September 2nd, 2016 · Comments

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The first few rounds of the U.S. Open are in the books, and most of the stars have advanced. But they've advanced past the tennis cavalry of the sport--lovingly known by our guest Andrew as the Foot Soldiers of Tennis.

Paolo Lorenzi has become the prototype for such effort without reward--until now. As he's made it into the third round of the U.S. Open, we'd thought it would be a fitting time to pay tribute.


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Tags: tennis · sports · us open · 2016 us open

Episode 164: US Open Preview State of Mind

August 27th, 2016 · Comments

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The year's final grand slam event is upon us, and Ben and Courtney are ready with their draws to break down the who and how of this US Open. 

There are surprising champions in Cincinnati to review (Marin Cilic and Karolina Pliskova) to mull over, shaky #1s to evaluate (Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams), and increasingly steady anchors at the bottom of each draw (Andy Murray and Angelique Kerber). So, who do we pick?

Lastly, Courtney sings.


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Tags: tennis · wimbledon · sports · wta · rafael nadal · novak djokovic · serena williams · stan wawrinka · us open · juan martin del potro · simona halep · angelique kerber · agnieszka radwanska · andy murray · nick kyrgios · women's sports · venus williams · sam querrey · milos raonic · monica puig · 2016 us open

Episode 122: Serena’s U.S. Open Wounds

September 15th, 2015 · Comments

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After the last Grand Slam event of 2015 has come to a close, and so did Serena Williams' bid for a historic sweep, losing in the semifinals to Roberta Vinci. And so, Ben and Courtney discuss the stunning defeat, where Serena stands now, and why her humanity has always made her so compelling. Also, Flavia Pennetta won the U.S. Open! Weird! On the men's side, Roger Federer's bid popular support couldn't get him across the finish line against Novak Djokovic, much to the dismay of 23,000+. Also, Genie Bouchard's slip-and-fall, ESPN's on-court interview gambit, and much, much more! As always, thanks for liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter, and subscribing/reviewing on iTunes or whatever your podcasting platform of choice may be!

Tags: tennis · sports · serena williams · us open