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Thirty Love: Conversations About Tennis

Dec 30, 2018

With the 2019 season upon us, Thirty Love takes a close look at theā€¦2017 season. Writer Rowan Ricardo Phillips watched every ATP match he could and transformed his experience into the book The Circuit: A Tennis Odyssey. He joins Thirty Love host Carl Bialik to describe the experience of studying the tour so closely,...

Nov 5, 2018

Mark Milne, an engineer in Arbroath, Scotland, joins Thirty Love host Carl Bialik to talk about why he thinks starting tennis games at 30-all makes for a faster and more exciting format; what Judy Murray and the ITF make of his idea; why he prefers his format to the one being used in Milan at the Next Gen ATP Finals, and...

Oct 22, 2018

Former Top 5 player Julie Heldman joins Thirty Love host Carl Bialik to talk about her memoir "Driven: A Daughter's Odyssey," what she thought of the film "Battle of the Sexes," and how she emerged from 15 years lost to mental illness to write her first book.

Music by Lee Rosevere.

Heldman on Twitter: 

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: