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Thirty Love: Conversations About Tennis

Oct 4, 2018

Marc Stein, NBA reporter for The New York Times, joins Thirty Love host Carl Bialik to talk about how a wax statue changed his tennis fandom forever, why so many tennis pros travel through Dallas, and what it's been like shadowing Julia Glushko and coaching Benjamin Becker at the US Open.

Music by Lee Rosevere.

Stein on...


Sep 25, 2018

Lifelong tennis fan Jenni Dinger, a professor of entrepreneurship in Boston, joins Thirty Love host Carl Bialik to review Laver Cup's second edition, in Chicago last weekend: Fed fans, Novak struggles, hot merch, and Jack Sock demonstrating the value of an elite doubles player.

Music by Lee Rosevere.

Dinger on Twitter: 


Sep 10, 2018

Wall Street Journal sports columnist Jason Gay joins Thirty Love host Carl Bialik—for the 14th episode from the 2018 US Open, on the 14th day of the Open—to break down the men's and women's finals, and the USTA's game of whack a mole with the weather.

Music by Lee Rosevere.

Jason on Twitter: 


Sep 9, 2018

Preethi Ramamoorthy, who is covering the US Open for India's The Hindu newspaper, joins Thirty Love host Carl Bialik to talk about Naomi Osaka's grace and good humor after winning a controversial women's final, the Djokovic-del Potro men's final, and the state of Indian tennis.

Music by Lee Rosevere.

Preethi's articles...


Sep 8, 2018

Chloé Cooper Jones, the freelance writer who covers tennis for GQ; and her editor Kevin Nguyen join Thirty Love host Carl Bialik just after Naomi Osaka defeated Serena Williams for the US Open title to talk about the 20-year-old's big win, the umpiring controversy that threatened to overshadow it, and the long...