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The Cracked Racquets team sits down with tennis’ biggest players, coaches, and academies to bring listeners inside the processes, personas, and stories that you won’t get anywhere else.

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    • Tennis
    • 4.9, 77 Ratings

The Cracked Racquets team sits down with tennis’ biggest players, coaches, and academies to bring listeners inside the processes, personas, and stories that you won’t get anywhere else.

    Bethanie Mattek-Sands [WTA] Discusses Tennis United and a 2020 Team Women's Event

    Bethanie Mattek-Sands [WTA] Discusses Tennis United and a 2020 Team Women's Event

    On today's episode, 9x Grand Slam Champion Bethanie Mattek-Sands rejoins the show to discuss her role as host of the brand new ATP/WTA show Tennis United, the difficulties of going from interviewee to interviewer, and her favorite moments thus far. She also shares details about the upcoming Laver Cup-style Team women’s event in Charleston, life in quarantine, and so much more!!
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    • 54 min
    Michaela Gordon (NCAA): 3x All-American and Stanford Junior

    Michaela Gordon (NCAA): 3x All-American and Stanford Junior

    On today's episode, 3x All-American and Stanford Junior Michaela Gordon joins the show to discuss her third year in Palo Alto, winning back-to-back team national championships, her life in quarantine, and so much more!!
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    Get 15% off any order of @arrowbarenergy at checkout with promo code CRACKED15. Check out all of their tasty products at www.arrowbar.com.

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    • 52 min
    Ashley Lahey (NCAA): All-American Senior at Pepperdine

    Ashley Lahey (NCAA): All-American Senior at Pepperdine

    On today's episode, 2020 ITA All-American Ashley Lahey joins the show to discuss her decision to return to Pepperdine for an additional season in 2021. She explains why her time at Pepperdine has been invaluable to her development, what it’s like to spend a season as the #1 player in the country, the challenges and joys of leading a young team, and so much more!!
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    This episode brought to you by:

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    Visit their store today and use the code "CR15" at checkout to save 15% off Sale items. Some Exclusions (MAP Exceptions) apply and code will not work on those items.
    This code will add 1 FREE CAN of WILSON Balls to the cart at checkout. 
    Code Expires August 1, but we can extend it, if we think it's beneficial.

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    Only tennis-specific energy bar in the whole wide world? If you guessed @arrowbarenergy, then DING, DING, DING. 
    Get 15% off any order of @arrowbarenergy at checkout with promo code CRACKED15. Check out all of their tasty products at www.arrowbar.com.

    Tennis Channel Podcast Network
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    • 47 min
    Alexa Graham (UNC): 2020 Single & Doubles All-American Senior

    Alexa Graham (UNC): 2020 Single & Doubles All-American Senior

    UNC Senior Alexa Graham joins the show to talk about being named an All-American in both singles and doubles this year. She discusses the special season her team put together in 2020, clinching the National Indoor Team Title, whether or not her and her fellow seniors plan to return in 2021, and so much more!!
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    • 43 min
    Gianni Ross (Virginia): Former Easter Bowl Singles Champion and UVA Junior

    Gianni Ross (Virginia): Former Easter Bowl Singles Champion and UVA Junior

    Former Easter Bowl singles Champion and UVA junior Gianni Ross joins the show to discuss growing up in Chicago and making the transition to training full time with the USTA in Boca.
    He also explains why attending Virginia was the best decision he’s ever made for his personal development, shares stories from his time in Charlottesville, and offers his perspective on a WIDE VARIETY of other topics from how he’s spent his time in quarantine to so much more!!
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    • 1 hr 38 min
    Elliot Spizzirri (Texas): Texas Freshman and 2019 US Open Junior Doubles Champion

    Elliot Spizzirri (Texas): Texas Freshman and 2019 US Open Junior Doubles Champion

    Texas freshman and 2019 US Open Junior Doubles Champion Elliot Spizzirri joins the show to discuss his first year of college tennis, adjusting to life on a college campus, growing up with a twin brother, how he’s handled quarantine, and much more!!
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    This episode brought to you by:

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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

mjoiner3711 ,

Always great

Alex is a fantastic host/interviewer who always keeps things fun to listen to. A great range of guests and topics across the tennis realm - there hasn’t been a single episode that I’ve listened to and haven’t enjoyed

angry beyond ,

Bra Mattek -Sands

Great interview .Love watching her play doubles with Jamie Murray. Personable and charming . So talented an unique

THE_AWR ,

Good stuff

Great tennis content from a new perspective. Includes guys you may have not heard of and ones you already have. If you love tennis this is the podcast for you. I’ve told all my friends and they agree. - THE_AWR on instagram

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