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The official podcast of the Women's Tennis Association, hosted by Courtney Nguyen, Senior Writer, WTA Insider. Bringing fans closer to the WTA with weekly analysis and interviews with players, broadcasters, and the men and women behind the scenes who drive women's tennis.
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Katie Boulter's hard work is paying off. The top-ranked Brit picked up her second career title at the Cymbiotika San Diego Open in February and boosted her to a new career-high ranking at No.27. As she looks to build on that momentum during the clay season, Boulter joined the podcast to discuss why everything is coming together for her now.…
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Danielle Collins couldn't dream up a better farewell tour after her stunning run to the biggest title of her career at the Miami Open. After announcing her decision to retire at the end of this season, Collins is already having one of the best seasons of her career. She joins the podcast after her emotional win to reflect on her bare-knuckled 10-ye…
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World No.1 Iga Swiatek did not lose a set on her way to winning her second BNP Paribas Open title. After a quick coast-to-coast turnaround, she's gearing up for the Miami Open, where she could become the second woman to win the Sunshine Double twice. Swiatek joins the podcast to discuss the challenge of trying to do something you already know you c…
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Emma Navarro is living the good life. The 22-year-old from Charleston is closing in on her Top 20 debut after beating No.2 Aryna Sabalenka at the BNP Paribas Open, the biggest win of her career so far. Navarro joins the podcast to discuss the evolution of her self-belief and relive her sobering Hologic WTA Tour debut in 2019.…
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Anna Blinkova is in the midst of an incredible season. The 25-year-old has already beaten two top-five players and won a historic tiebreak at the Australian Open in January. She joins the podcast from the BNP Paribas Open to reflect on her rise, re-live her wild ride on Rod Laver Arena, and discuss her passions for language and literature.…
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Coco Gauff won the biggest title of her career at the Western & Southern Open, sealing a sizzling summer that has seen her win two titles and 11 of 12 matches. But is she ready for the roiling cauldron of New York City? Gauff joins the podcast to discuss the highlights of her week, her win over Iga Swiatek, and how she plans to keep things in persp…
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Jessica Pegula's week in Montreal didn't start well, but it finished with a flourish. In a week that saw the American defeat No.1 Iga Swiatek and No.7 Coco Gauff en route to her first title of the season and second WTA 1000 title, Pegula kept her cool and went to work. She joins the podcast after winning the Omnium Banque Nationale to discuss her g…
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Petra Kvitova captured her 30th Hologic WTA Tour title at the Miami Open, where she defeated Elena Rybakina 7-6(14), 6-2 in the final. The victory vaults Kvitova back in the Top 10 for the first time since 2021. Kvitova joins the podcast to reflect on her stunning run to the title and explain why practice doesn't always make perfect.…
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Elena Rybakina put her stamp on the 2023 Hologic WTA Tour season with a rousing run to the title at the BNP Paribas Open, where she defeated No.1 Iga Swiatek and No.2 Aryna Sabalenka in back-to-back matches to win her first WTA 1000 title. Rybakina joins the podcast to discuss why her game is coming together and yielding big results in 2023.…
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The 2023 Hologic WTA Tour season is here and Aryna Sabalenka is already bored. The World No.5 kicked off her season by winning her first title since 2021 Madrid, winning the Adelaide International 1. Sabalenka's title run was not without its adversity, but the 24-year-old showed a calmer, more zen approach to her tennis. She joins the podcast to di…
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Jessica Pegula captured the biggest title of her career at the Guadalajara Open Akron, winning her first WTA 1000 title after defeating Maria Sakkari 6-2, 6-3 in the final. Pegula joins the podcast to discuss the title that felt like a long time coming, tapping into her ambition, and why she now feels like the main character of her own story.…
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Liudmila Samsonova captured her third title of the season at the Toray Pan Pacific Open and took her record to 18-1 since the start of August. For the second time this season, the 23-year-old did not lost a set in her title run. Samsonova joins the podcast by phone from Tokyo to discuss the mental work she's done with her sports psychologist and wh…
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World No.1 Iga Swiatek became the youngest three-time major champion since 2008 after winning her second Slam of the season at the US Open. The win is her seventh title of the season and 10th overall. Yet despite her domination this year, which included three hard-court WTA 1000 titles, the 21-year-old had reason to doubt whether she could go deep …
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Caroline Garcia made history at the Western & Southern Open, becoming the first qualifier in tour history to win a WTA 1000 title. The 28-year-old Frenchwoman will return to the Top 20 after capturing her 10th career title and third WTA 1000 title, after defeating Petra Kvitova in straight sets. Garcia joins the podcast to discuss her return to a m…
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Elena Rybakina went into Wimbledon wondering if she would ever feel as confident as she felt when she announced herself in the first two months of the 2020 season. She leaves as the first player representing Kazakhstan to win a major title, beating Simona Halep and Ons Jabeur in back-to-back matches to win The Championships. Rybakina joins the podc…
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New World No.1 Iga Swiatek and her sports psychologist Daria Abramowicz join the podcast to reflect on the 'Swiatek Sweep', after Swiatek dominated the Miami Open to become the youngest player to win the Sunshine Double and first to ever win the first three WTA 1000 events of the season. On Monday, the 20-year-old will become Poland's first-ever Wo…
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Iga Swiatek captured her second straight WTA 1000 title on Sunday, defeating Maria Sakkari 6-4, 6-1 to win the BNP Paribas Open. The 20-year-old Pole is now on a career-best 11-match win streak and will rise to a career-high No.2 on Monday. Swiatek joins the WTA Insider Podcast to try and process what's she's accomplished so early in the season. Do…
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In their fourth tournament together, Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula captured their first team title and it was a big one. The American duo came from a set down to win the Qatar TotalEnergies Open, a WTA 1000 event, defeating No.3 seeds Elise Mertens and Veronika Kudermetova in the final. Gauff and Pegula join the podcast to discuss their team chemis…
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Iga Swiatek captured her second WTA 1000 title at the 2022 Qatar TotalEnergies Open, defeating Anett Kontaveit, 6-2, 6-0. Playing a more aggressive game style, the 20-year-old Polish star defeated three Top 10 opponents at a single event for the first time in her career. Swiatek joined the podcast by phone from Doha to explain the changes she's mad…
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Anett Kontaveit has no idea how she's doing it, but she's doing it. The Estonian extended her indoor winning streak to 20 matches after a resilient comeback to defeat Maria Sakkari in the final to win the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy. It's the longest indoor winning streak in over a decade and it earned Kontaveit her sixth career title. Kontaveit j…
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Ashleigh Barty capped off a perfect fortnight in Melbourne by becoming the first homegrown singles champion at the Australian Open, capturing her third major title with a straight-set win over Danielle Collins in the final. The World No.1 joined the podcast after a whirlwind media tour in Melbourne to explain why her Melbourne run was different fro…
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After a short hiatus, the WTA Insider Podcast is back! WTA Web Editor Alex Macpherson joins the podcast to ring in the new 2022 WTA season. We break down the key takeaways from the first two weeks of the season, dive deep into the draw for the Australian Open, and analyze the favorites, dark horses, and match-ups that matter.…
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Iga Swiatek captured her second title of the 2021 season and third overall with a stunning week at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia, defeating Karolina Pliskova 6-0, 6-0 in the final to capture her first WTA 1000 title. The 19-year-old saved match points in the third round and went on to tally two Top 10 wins to book her own spot in the Top 10 for t…
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Aryna Sabalenka won her 10th career title at the 2021 Mutua Madrid Open, defeating World No.1 Ashleigh Barty 6-0, 3-6, 6-4 to capture her first title on clay. As a result, the 23-year-old will rise to a career-high No.4 in the rankings and zoom up to the No.3 position on the Porsche Race to Shenzhen Leaderboard. Only Barty and Australian Open champ…
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World No.1 Ashleigh Barty tallied her 11th career title and a tour-leading third of the season at the 2021 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, rallying from a set down in her last three matches to take the title in her tournament debut. Barty reflects on the success of her long overseas trip so far, which has seen her win titles in Miami and Stuttgart and r…
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Petra Kvitova captured her 28th career title at the 2021 Qatar Total Open, defeating Garbine Muguruza 6-2, 6-1 in the final. With the win, Kvitova won her first title since 2019 Stuttgart and tallied her tour-leading 20th victory in Doha. Kvitova joins the podcast to break down the keys to her Doha title run. The Czech star also discusses her two W…
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Iga Swiatek captured her first hardcourt title and second career title, winning the 2021 Adelaide International with a 6-2, 6-2 win over No.2 seed Belinda Bencic in the final. Everything came together perfectly for Swiatek in Adelaide, where she steamrolled through the field to drop just 23 games over five matches, finishing her successful week by …
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