13 episodes

Family-woman. Philanthropist. Beloved friend. Record-breaking tennis champion. In the second season of the series THE GOAT: Serena takes on the remarkable life of Serena Williams and her journey to becoming one of the greatest athletes of all time. THE GOAT: Serena runs 12-episodes and is hosted by tennis legends and Williams’ close friends Zina Garrison and Chanda Rubin. Garrison and Rubin, along with other prominent figures in Serena’s life, recount the triumphs and tribulations of the making of an icon.
Check out Season 1 of the GOAT series where we dive into the exceptional career and life of Tom Brady, who has played in ten Super Bowls, winning seven. Acclaimed sports journalist Gary Myers shares the definitive account of arguably the most storied career in NFL history.

The GOAT: Serena Williams Diversion

    • Sports
    • 4.0 • 186 Ratings

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Family-woman. Philanthropist. Beloved friend. Record-breaking tennis champion. In the second season of the series THE GOAT: Serena takes on the remarkable life of Serena Williams and her journey to becoming one of the greatest athletes of all time. THE GOAT: Serena runs 12-episodes and is hosted by tennis legends and Williams’ close friends Zina Garrison and Chanda Rubin. Garrison and Rubin, along with other prominent figures in Serena’s life, recount the triumphs and tribulations of the making of an icon.
Check out Season 1 of the GOAT series where we dive into the exceptional career and life of Tom Brady, who has played in ten Super Bowls, winning seven. Acclaimed sports journalist Gary Myers shares the definitive account of arguably the most storied career in NFL history.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    The Making of The GOAT: Serena

    The Making of The GOAT: Serena

    In the season finale, we go behind the scenes of the making of The GOAT: Serena podcast. Hosts Zina Garrison and Chanda Rubin are joined by the show’s writer, veteran tennis journalist Pete Bodo, to discuss how the podcast came together, their perspectives on Serena Williams, the secret question they asked every guest, and much more. Special guests include Monica Seles, Andy Roddick, Rennae Stubbs, Isha Price, Pam Shriver, Rick Macci, Mary Jo Fernandez, and Mackie Shilstone.

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    • 50 min
    Wife. Mother. GOAT.

    Wife. Mother. GOAT.

    This episode explores Serena Williams, the wife, mother and GOAT. Hosts Chanda Rubin and Zina Garrison discuss how Serena has juggled all these things and still manages to operate at the highest level in professional tennis. They are also joined by Serena’s longtime agent, Jill Smoller, who provides rare, candid insight into Serena’s mindset and the determination and drive that has allowed her to still be the undisputed GOAT at the age of 40.

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    • 52 min
    Slamorama

    Slamorama

    In this special episode, hosts Chanda Rubin and Zina Garrison break from the typical format and share their thoughts on the two most magical words in tennis - Grand Slams. They discuss Serena Williams’ most memorable Grand Slam wins, detail what it’s like to face her on the court, and the highs and lows of some of Serena’s biggest matches, including her first major win at the 1999 US Open, the 2017 Australian Open, won while 8 weeks pregnant, and her crushing loss to Roberta Vinci at the 2015 US Open. Mary Carillo and Patrick Mouratoglou also provide some insight on the inner-thoughts of Serena Williams.

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    • 1 hr
    Best Matches, Top Rivals

    Best Matches, Top Rivals

    In this episode, hosts Chanda Rubin and Zina Garrison discuss some of Serena Williams’ career highlights, including her best matches and her top rivals. Guests include a who's who of tennis royalty: Patrick Mouratoglou, Andy Roddick, Mary Carillo, Rick Macci, Mary Joe Fernandez, Rosie Casals, Benny Sims and broadcaster Robin Roberts. The conversation consists of in-depth analysis and breaking down some of Serena’s biggest matches against her sister Venus, Martina Hingis, Jennifer Capriati and Maria Sharapova over her more than 20 year career.

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    • 57 min
    The Holy Grail of Longevity (Part 2)

    The Holy Grail of Longevity (Part 2)

    Former tennis pros Pam Shriver and Rennae Stubbs, both still in the game as broadcasters, join hosts Chanda Rubin and Zina Garrison to explore the qualities that have enabled Serena Williams to withstand the stress of life at the top and the mental strength that’s kept her there for more than two decades. They also discuss mental health in sports in general and high profile athletes who’ve struggled, at times, with mental health in the public eye, such as tennis pros Naomi Osaka and Mardy Fish, along with Olympic gymnast Simone Biles. This is episode 2 of a 2-episode arc.

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    • 52 min
    The Holy Grail of Longevity (Part 1)

    The Holy Grail of Longevity (Part 1)

    Special guests Martina Navratilova, 18-time Grand Slam champion and tennis Hall-of-Famer, along with Mackie Shilstone, fitness trainer to Serena Williams, Peyton Manning, Roy Jones Jr. and many other professional athletes, join hosts Chanda Rubin and Zina Garrison to dive into the details on the longevity of Serena’s career. They discuss how Serena has remained in shape and relevant for over two decades, and detail some previously unheard stories about Serena’s strength and determination, as well as some priceless personal anecdotes. This is episode 1 of a 2-episode arc.

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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
186 Ratings

186 Ratings

breah ,

Great Show & Interesting Content

As a life long Tom Brady fan I really enjoyed this Podcast. A lot of this info I knew from reading books and watching other documentaries. But it was still a really interesting series. My only complaint would be the audio quality of some of the interviews was poor sometimes and a bit hard to hear.

Jack198677 ,

I love Serena

I love Serena. That being said. This podcast is 25% content 75% fill in content that empty and repetitive.

Jer$ey Boyz ,

Puff Piece

I’m a huge Serena and she has done a lot for female tennis players and the sport itself. To be honest I always look forward to follow her especially in grand slam tournaments but this podcast is just one big puff piece. I want to hear the good along with the bad. No athlete who reaches the top of their game gets there without being a jerk (PG rating) along the way. Tom Brady, Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods…read their stories, they weren’t the nicest people to be around at times. One other thing, the authors of this podcast need to stop referring to other female tennis players as G.O.A.T.’s along with Serena. There can only be one G.O.A.T. which stands for Greatest Of All Time not Greatest Players Of All Time.

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