Ash Barty in action against Venus Williams at the 2017 Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati (Photo credit: Jonathan Newman)
This is our final episode on the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. We're recording in the car again, chatting about the semis and finals, answering more listener questions, and talking through some issues around race, journalism, and access. The center of the episode, though, is our interview with Australian singles and doubles player Ash Barty, who took out Venus Williams in Cincinnati.
00:30 Hello from the car, again 03:30 White Castle *is* as bad as everyone said 06:30 Women's semis and finals in Cincinnati 16:30 Kyrgios def. Ferrer - an entertaining match 21:00 Men's final: Dimitrov's moment 24:00 Our interview with 4-time Grand Slam doubles finalist Ash Barty! 38:15 More listener mailbag: why was Sloane on court 4? How did we get into tennis? 46:30 Which players were our favorite interviews/press conferences? Some brief audio clip from our favs 58:30 More questions 1:08:00 Some thoughts about access, journalism, and getting good content