The Body Serve
The Body Serve
The Body Serve Tennis Podcast
Tennis podcast featuring casual, semi-respectable conversations about the ATP & WTA.
Be Careful Who You Association With
1 hour 30 minutes Posted Aug 29, 2020 at 11:00 pm.
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    This week saw many major stories come and go until one stuck: the breaking away of Novak Djokovic and others from the ATP Player Council to start a separate player association (not a union btw). Before that, we saw Naomi Osaka's solitary act of resistance stop the tennis world in its tracks; a strange and troubling end to Sakkari-Serena; the rebirth of Victoria Azarenka; and the rebranding of Milos Raonic as widely beloved. Oh yeah, and the US Open preview.
    2:30 American sports react to the shooting of Jacob Blake
    9:15 Naomi Osaka announces that she won't play her Cincinnati semifinal to draw attention to BLM
    16:30 "Shut up and dribble" doesn't work in tennis, especially women's tennis
    20:50 Meanwhile, the Western & Southern Open is happening under strange circumstances - Vika's resurgence
    24:45 Milos Raonic: new hair, new thighs, new me
    28:20 The bizarre end to Serena Williams-Maria Sakkari
    33:50 The girl who cried wolf
    39:15 Friday night news dump: Djokovic and others break away from the ATP Player Council to form the Professional Tennis Players Association (PTPA)
    53:30 Federer, Nadal, et al send a letter with some ... concerns (and some very good questions)
    63:20 So what about women tennis players? #TennisUnited am I right
    71:00 Oh, the US Open is happening in like two days?