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.
January 31, 2018
Host Jon Wertheim talks with SI.com 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.
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.
August 23, 2017
Between the triumphs of Grigor Dimitrov, Nick Kyrgios and Garbine Muguruza, the struggles of Simona Halep, the strange location of an Arthur Ashe statue, on-court coaching and shot clocks in U.S. Open qualifying—and, last but not least, the season's final Grand Slam tournament itself—Steve Tignor has covered plenty of ground over the last week. On the TENNIS.com Podcast, we dig into each of his posts in greater detail.
August 04, 2017
Steve and Ed are back after a bit of summer vacation to discuss the biggest stories in the sport, including Novak Djokovic's decision to end his season, what's next for Wimbledon champions Garbine Muguruza and Roger Federer (as well as Rafael Nadal and Venus Williams, and the ruling that Davis Cup singles matches will remain best-of-five sets.