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Thirty Love: Conversations About Tennis

Jan 31, 2018

Ianthe Demos -- co-director of the off-Broadway play "Balls" about the 1973 exhibition match between 55-year-old Bobby Riggs and 29-year old Billie Jean King and co-artistic director of One Year Lease theater company -- joins Thirty Love host Carl Bialik to talk about the very different film on the same topic, the...

Jan 28, 2018

U.K.-based freelance tennis writer Tumaini Carayol joins Thirty Love host Carl Bialik from Melbourne to talk about the return of Angelique Kerber, with an edge; Roger Federer's butterflies; and the great tennis experiments of 2017-18.

Produced and edited by Jorge Estrada, with music by Lee Rosevere.

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Jan 28, 2018

Louisa Thomas, who writes about tennis for, rejoins Thirty Love host Carl Bialik to talk about Roger Federer's 20th major title, Caroline Wozniacki's first, and the matches that will stay with her from 2018's first major.

Produced and edited by Jorge Estrada, with music by Lee Rosevere.

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Jan 25, 2018

Retired U.S. doubles standout Eric Butorac, now director of player relations for the USTA, joins Thirty Love host Carl Bialik to preview the final rounds of the Australian Open and reminisce about his own run to the 2014 men's doubles final; talk Tennys Sandren, U.S. player politics, and the idea of player...

Jan 24, 2018

U.S. tennis pro Mackenzie ("Mackie") McDonald joins host Carl Bialik to talk about his five-set Australian Open thriller against Grigor Dimitrov; what he learned from his first coach,Rosie Bareis; what he gained by playing college tennis; and what he thinks of Tennys Sandgren, the surprise Australian...