Episode 99b: Pam Shriver
As they inch toward triple digits, Ben and Courtney reflect on the week that was, and the sudden, undeniable relevance of Dav id Ferrer, who has won back-to-back 500 titles, and Courtney shares some of her conversation with Ferrer from Rio. We then discuss the importance of Roger Federer's winning record over Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal's run through the soft Buenos Aires field, and Victoria Azarenka's reemergence as she lost to Lucie Safarova in Doha. Then, most excitingly, they welcome hall of famer Pam Shriver onto the show for a great, wide-ranging conversation about tennis past, present, and future, and the many different roles she's had in the sport as a player, leader, and broadcaster. It's awesome stuff, and you'll love it. And as they close out the show, Ben rants snappily and Courtney sets a raving record. As always, thanks for liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter, and subscribing/reviewing on iTunes or whatever your podcasting platform of choice may be! Related polling/reading/viewing for this week: We'd love it if you filled out our listener feedback survey! Ryan Harrison (and others) on Denys Molchanov and match fixing in Ben's piece for Slate. The ladies of Broad City sit down with the gals of Sleater-Kinney for NPR (video).