67 episodes

You've just found a unique and high energy tennis podcast where the conversation is always geared toward the ultimate tennis fan. Each week, we have a different professional ATP or WTA tennis player that joins one of their biggest fans to take a fun deep-dive into their remarkable career.... as well as the weekly drama, comedy and top stories from the world of professional tennis. Our favorite players are here to give the backstory on some of the biggest moments in tennis history in this unique podcast that mixes player interviews, games and unsolicited opinion. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/jon-guerrica/support

Fantastic Tennis Jon Guerrica

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    • 4.9 • 72 Ratings

You've just found a unique and high energy tennis podcast where the conversation is always geared toward the ultimate tennis fan. Each week, we have a different professional ATP or WTA tennis player that joins one of their biggest fans to take a fun deep-dive into their remarkable career.... as well as the weekly drama, comedy and top stories from the world of professional tennis. Our favorite players are here to give the backstory on some of the biggest moments in tennis history in this unique podcast that mixes player interviews, games and unsolicited opinion. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/jon-guerrica/support

    The WTA 90’s w/ Kimberly Po & Mariaan De Swardt

    The WTA 90’s w/ Kimberly Po & Mariaan De Swardt

    We continue our #Fantastic50 series this week and not only celebrate the 50th year of WTA tennis, but also a decade in which the hair was big, the clothes were bigger and the teenage phenoms were a plenty....the WTA 90's. We're joined this week by two grand slam champions who each enjoyed stellar careers on the WTA Tour. Former world #14 and Wimbledon champion, Kimberly Po from the United States as well as 2x grand slam mixed doubles champion, South Africa's Mariaan De Swardt join the show this week to play some 90's tennis trivia and reminisce about one of the toughest decades in WTA herstory. I hope you join host Jon Guerrica as he takes an in-depth look into some of the great highlights and stories from the fantastic, WTA 90's.


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Getting To Know….Alexandra Stevenson

    Getting To Know….Alexandra Stevenson

    It’s Wimbledon 2023 time! Not only do we get to discuss the lead-up grass court events this week, but we also try our very best to predict what is sure to be an “anything goes” type of tournament at the 3rd grand slam of the season. Fans know that headlines write themselves each year at Wimbledon and what better guest to have this week than a player who was the absolute talk of the 1999 Championships, where as a qualifier, she stormed through the draw and onto Center Court. Wimbledon semifinalist & former WTA world #18 Alexandra Stevenson joins the show this week to help breakdown one of the most bizarre events in grand slam history. Alexandra gives us the inside scoop on everything from - what was really going on off-court during the most important two weeks of her tennis career - how she handled the aftermath, and what really happens during some of those infamous rain delays. We also reminisce and hear fun stories from throughout her career about Steffi Graf, Jennifer Capriati and the G.O.A.T, Serena Williams. It’s a fantastic 90 minutes of Wimbledon talk, Alexandra and of course, some great insider stories. Come check out: Getting To Know….Alexandra Stevenson.




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    • 1 hr 35 min
    Getting To Know....Dayana Yastremska

    Getting To Know....Dayana Yastremska

    This week, we take a closer look at a career and a player that has had to deal with numerous stressful situations that most of us can't even imagine. WTA former world #21, from the Ukraine, Dayana Yastremska joins Fantastic Tennis this week and shares her thoughts on her life and career over the past few tough seasons on tour. From a war in her very own backyard, to overcoming doping allegations, to losing her grandfather, this 23 year old feels like she's already lived several lives and she sets the record straight about those dark moments in 2020 that almost cost her a WTA career. She also opens up and shows her playful side as she discusses her life off-court, music and what she really thinks of social media. Join host Jon Guerrica in this intriguing chat that is vulnerable, surprising, fun and always honest. There are a lot of moments to unpack here, so I hope you join us in getting to know....the fantastic, Dayana Yastremska.


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    • 1 hr 15 min
    50 Years Of Fantastic WTA Comebacks (ft. Meike Babel & Alex Abad-Santos)

    50 Years Of Fantastic WTA Comebacks (ft. Meike Babel & Alex Abad-Santos)

    As we celebrate 50 years of amazing WTA tennis, this week we take a closer look at all the fantastic WTA comebacks that we’ve loved so much over the years. We’re joined this week by former top 30 WTA player, Meike Babel and Senior Correspondent for Vox.com, Alex Abad-Santos, as we talk about all the great WTA comebacks in history, Capriati, Serena, Venus, Azarenka, Lindsay, Monica, Kvitova…(so many!) Join us for a fun episode as we take a closer look at the art of the WTA comeback.

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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Getting To Know....The Comeback of Barbora Strycova

    Getting To Know....The Comeback of Barbora Strycova

    It's been over two years since we've seen this former doubles world #1 and Wimbledon doubles champion on court, but the wait is over! This week, we chat with the always magnetic Czech WTA superstar, Barbora Strycova as she details everything you'll want to know about her comeback. She chats about her motivation on coming back, who she'll be playing with, and what events we can plan our front row tickets to. It's an energy packed chat with one of our favorite personalities of all time. Join us in getting to know....the comeback of the fantastic, Barbora Strycova.

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    • 36 min
    Getting To Know….Nicole Melichar-Martinez

    Getting To Know….Nicole Melichar-Martinez

    We continue our focus on the art of doubles this week with the fantastic 2018 Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Champion, Nicole Melichar-Martinez. Nicole joins host, Jon Guerrica as they discuss 13 years of WTA tennis with 12 career doubles titles and (still) counting. We hear about the unconventional route that Nicole took to start her career, why her very first WTA title has such a special meaning to her and of course, a fairytale 2018 Wimbledon that saw Nicole make the finals of both doubles events and ultimately winning her 1st grand slam. You'll also learn about Nicole off-court and what her plans are to help promote the sport of doubles. It's an hour long chat with a player fresh off a fantastic semifinal appearance at the 2023 Miami Open. I hope you join us in getting to know....Nicole Melichar-Martinez.


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    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

HotelTheta ,

The Best Tennis Podcast

I just discovered this podcast and it is the best tennis podcast around. So many great guests and the host should really have his own show on the Tennis Channel. Such a great discovery.

PetalMan44 ,

Any WTA Fan, Find This Show Now

I have been an avid podcast listener for sometime, but I just came across this podcast and I must say, give this a try. It needs to be its own show. There are so many great conversations about backstories, careers and ins & outs of the tour. The host, John is amazing, and makes the experience so enjoyable. Add this show to your queue now.

TomClRhw ,

fantastic

Best tennis podcast around by a mile

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