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Beyond the Baseline, with Jon Werthiem: Rising American Danielle Collins

April 18, 2018

On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with Danielle Collins, who has surged into the top 50 in the WTA rankings.?

Beyond the Baseline, with Jon Wertheim: Chris Nashawaty and the State of Tennis Movies

April 07, 2018

On this episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with Chris Nashawaty, a movie critic for Entertainment Weekly and author of the new book, Caddyshack: The Making of a Hollywood Cinderella Story, about the state of tennis movies. Wertheim and Nashawaty discuss some of the recent tennis films, such as Battle of the Sexes, and the upcoming Borg vs. McEnroe movie featuring Shia LaBeouf that releases on April 13.

Beyond the Baseline, with Jon Wertheim: Jake Elliott and Andrea Leand

February 15, 2018

First, tennis player and Philadelphia Eagles kicker Jake Elliott joins the podcast fresh off his Super Bowl LII championship. Before playing football, Elliot, 23, was actually a high school tennis player with aspirations of playing in college and he discusses how he started playing tennis, why he decided to play college football over college tennis, his experience with coaching tennis as a teenager, the player he most admired growing up and more. In the second part of the podcast, we switch gears to discuss the recent Fed Cup tie between the United States and the Netherlands in in Asheville, N.C. Andrea Leand gives her dispatch from Asheville, specifically about Serena Williams and her return to the court.

Beyond the Baseline with John Wertheim: Wrapping Up the 2018 Australian Open

January 31, 2018

Host Jon Wertheim talks with tennis editor Jamie Lisanti about the 2018 Australian Open and the implications the results will have on the coming weeks of tennis. Topics include Roger Federer's 20th Grand Slam title; Caroline Wozniacki's breakthrough and first major title; Rafael Nadal's withdrawal and injury; the Australian Open app and website and how technology plays a big role in a major tournament's success; Tennys Sandgren and much more.

Beyond the Baseline with Jon Wertheim: Mary Carillo on 2018 Australian Open, Margaret Court Interview

January 11, 2018

On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with Mary Carillo about her upcoming REAL SPORTS interview with Margaret Court and the 2018 Australian Open. Carillo details her four-day visit and interview with Court, including her ministry and the fact that—despite her Hall of Fame career, record Grand Slam singles titles, and namesake arena in Melbourne, the third largest at the Australian Open—there are people who believe her name should be stripped from the arena because of her views as a Pentecostal minister, particularly about gay marriage. Also on the podcast, Wertheim and Carillo discuss notable players to watch in Melbourne, top storylines heading into the season, favorites for the men's and women's title and more. On the Beyond the Baseline Podcast, Sports Illustrated executive editor, Tennis Channel commentator and host Jon Wertheim takes fans between the lines with tennis commentary and exclusive interviews with the top players and newsmakers on the ATP and WTA tours.