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Thirty Love: Conversations About Tennis

Aug 12, 2019

Economist Ian Fillmore of Washington University joins Thirty Love host Carl Bialik to talk about his recent co-authored study on how racquet change disrupted tennis, gave rise to faulty predictions, and lifted a young generation of stars. 

Music by Lee Rosevere: "Credit Roll" and "

Jul 22, 2019

Sportswriter Joe Posnanski joins Thirty Love host Carl Bialik to talk about his recent essay reflecting on Novak Djokovic's defeat of Roger Federer in the Wimbledon final, why his view on the greatest-of-all-time debate has evolved, how much he'd like to cover tennis full-time, and what it was like getting beaten by Joe...

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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