The Body Serve Tennis Podcast Goes To Charleston
The Body Serve was on site for the recently concluded Volvo Car Open in historic Charleston, South Carolina. Jonathan and James bring you three episodes of insights, interviews, and general tennis musings. The first episode features glimpses into the All Access Media Hour and audio from Venus Williams, Madison Keys, and others. Part Two spotlights the inimitable Mirjana Lučić-Baroni in her sit-down interview with Jonathan, while Part Three brings you Naomi Osaka and a tournament wrap-up.
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Part One: Speak On It, Venus
We're in two different cities - Jonathan is calling in from Charleston, SC, where he is reporting on the Volvo Car Open. We have fun with our new audio equipment, while bringing you clips from Venus Williams, Madison Keys, and Sam Stosur talking to press at Charleston's All Access Hour. We also recap the results in Miami, which saw Roger Federer beat Rafael Nadal for the third time this year, and hard court phenom Johanna Konta win a big title over Wozniacki.
0:40 James is in Toronto, Jonathan's in Charleston
4:20 Recapping the Miami men's final - Federer def. Nadal
9:00 Federer is damn near unbeatable right now
15:25 Konta def. Wozniacki: Konta on a hard court is a scary proposition
18:45 Venus beats no. 1 Kerber, makes semifinal
22:45 Jonathan saw AND spoke to Queenus, in the flesh - DEAD
27:25 Let's hear from Venus herself
36:50 Sam Stosur impresses in press
41:45 Madison Keys talks Twitter, fans, and what she's most proud of
Part Two: Mirjana Lučić-Baroni
Episode 75 is our second dispatch from the Volvo Car Open in Charleston, South Carolina. The weather is moody and the top seeds are dropping like flies. Jonathan brings us two interviews: the first a casual chat with two Tennis Twitter pals, and then an engaging sit down with the one and only Mirjana Lučić-Baroni. Also, be on the lookout for an interview with Naomi Osaka on episode 76!
1:15 Jonathan's hectic day in Charleston
4:03 Keys, Venus & Vesnina headline a day of upsets
7:38 Richard Williams sightings all over Charleston
9:53 Assessing what's left of the draw
12:40 A parking lot chit chat with Twitter pals Chad (@CCSmooth13) & Bri (@4TheTennis)
27:43 The main draw: Jonathan's chat with Mirjana Lučić-Baroni.
Part Three: Charleston, It's A Wrap
Episode 76 marks the end of our Charleston coverage. We're bringing you our interview with rising WTA star Naomi Osaka, social media phenom and all-around great personality. We recap the Charleston final, the Davis Cup quarterfinals, Eugenie Bouchard's years-long court battle with the USTA, and on-court coaching. We wrap up with some thoughts about protecting queer spaces from bachelorette party madness.
4:25 Wrapping up our reporting from Charleston
12:40 Laura Siegemund's antics - give me the f$#@ing towel
16:20 Kasatkina def. Ostapenko in all-teen final
20:25 Our interview with Naomi Osaka!
36:30 Et ceteras: Serena will retake no. 1 without playing, Sharapova announces name of autobiography, Vika's back in Stanford
41:05 Bouchard v. USTA: the lawsuit that won't end
46:45 Mary Carillo grills WTA CEO Steve Simon - how do y'all feel about on-court coaching?
52:35 Davis Cup quarterfinals: AUS-USA is the only interesting match-up
57:30 Things we dislike - our treatise on bachelorette parties in gay bars
1:02:40 Things we like: food