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Thirty Love: Conversations About Tennis

Jul 18, 2019

Novelist Benjamin Markovits joins Thirty Love host Carl Bialik to talk about his two books that touch on tennis: "A Weekend In New York" and its forthcoming sequel, "Christmas in Austin." Markovits explains how his professional basketball career turned him off from team sports, shares his favorites from the tennis...


Jun 3, 2019

Author Judy Aydelott joins Thirty Love host Carl Bialik to share stories from her book "Sport of a Lifetime: Enduring Personal Stories From Tennis," including Betty Eisenstein, Gardnar Mulloy, and Fred Kovaleski; recalls how she found tennis, along with her future husband; and explains that married partners don't always...


Apr 12, 2019

Photographer Stephan Würth joins Thirty Love host Carl Bialik—on the court and in the studio—to talk about his new book "Tennis Fan," published by Damiani; his favorite and least favorite tournaments; and what it was like hitting with the Williams sisters.

Music by Lee Rosevere.

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Apr 10, 2019

Tennis Hall of Famer Rosie Casals joins Thirty Love host Carl Bialik to recall her role in the Original Nine, the pioneering group who helped create modern women's professional tennis; reflect on why she doesn't see herself among today's pros; and describe how she's spreading tennis in California's Coachella Valley...


Feb 16, 2019

The German doubles team of Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies join Thirty Love host Carl Bialik from the New York Open to talk about reaching their first ATP final, whether they really are a doubles team, and the Germany-to-Auburn recruiting pipeline.

Music by Lee Rosevere.

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