100 episodes

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.

WTA Insider Podcast WTA Insider

    • Sports
    • 4.8, 83 Ratings

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.

    Champions Corner: Sabalenka finds peace in Doha

    Champions Corner: Sabalenka finds peace in Doha

    Aryna Sabalenka rediscovered her game en route to the 2020 Qatar Total Open title, defeating tricky opponents, and mind-numbing wind, and Petra Kvitova in the final, 6-3, 6-3, to capture her first title of the season. 
    The 21-year-old joins the WTA Insider Podcast to reflect on what went right during her Doha debut, what could have gone terribly wrong, and why her reunion with coach Dmitry Tursunov yielded immediate results. 

    • 10 min
    Champions Corner: Hsieh/Strycova Complete the Middle East Sweep in Doha

    Champions Corner: Hsieh/Strycova Complete the Middle East Sweep in Doha

    Top seeds Hsieh Su-Wei and Barbora Strycova dominated the tour's swing through the Middle East, becoming just the second doubles team to ever sweep the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships and Qatar Total Open. Hsieh and Strycova rebounded from their quick Dubai turnaround to power through to their third title of the season at in Doha, defeating No.6 seeds Gabriela Dabrowski and Jelena Ostapenko, 6-2, 5-7, 10-2 in the final. 
    Hsieh and Strycova join the WTA Insider Podcast to discuss their scintillating 2020 season start, what it means to them to complete a rare sweep, and dish on the difficulties of celebrating the phenomenal achievement. 

    • 10 min
    Original 9: Judy Dalton

    Original 9: Judy Dalton

    The WTA Insider Podcast is excited to kick off our Original 9 podcast series, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the iconic One Dollar Photo and the formation of the Virginia Slims Tour in 1970, which led to the foundation of the WTA three years later. 
    To kick off the series, we head down to Melbourne to sit in conversation with former World No.7 Judy Dalton, one of the two Australians to break away to join ranks with the Original 9.
    Dalton reflects on her decision to risk it all to join the Virginia Slims Tour, the encouraging results of the survey on women's tennis she administered at Forest Hills, and what it's like to see an Australian World No.1 collect the biggest prize money check in professional tennis history. 

    • 39 min
    Champions Corner: Inside the Babos/Mladenovic Bond

    Champions Corner: Inside the Babos/Mladenovic Bond

    Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic picked up right where they left off in 2019. Having capped off the season by winning the Shiseido WTA Finals Shenzhen, the duo became the first team since 2004 to win the Australian Open title without dropping a set, extending their win streak to 11 matches. 
    The pair catch up with WTA Insider after their title run in Melbourne, to go deep on how their true friendship was formed and why, without it, Team Babos/Mladenovic would not exist. 

    • 12 min
    Champions Corner: Sofia Kenin proves them wrong at the Australian Open.

    Champions Corner: Sofia Kenin proves them wrong at the Australian Open.

    Sofia Kenin became the youngest Australian Open champion since one of her idols Maria Sharapova and is set to become the youngest American to make her Top 10 debut since her other idol, Serena Williams.
    Now she's ready for her close-up after winning her maiden Slam by defeating Garbiñe Muguruza 4-6, 6-2, 6-2. 

    • 12 min
    Champions Corner: Karolina Pliskova, Queen of Brisbane

    Champions Corner: Karolina Pliskova, Queen of Brisbane

    Karolina Pliskova became the winningest player in Brisbane International history after becoming the first woman to win the title three times, defeating Madison Keys to capture the first Premier title of the season. 
    Pliskova joins the podcast to discuss what made her 2020 title run her toughest (she also won in 2017 and 2019) and looks ahead to how she'll prepare for the Australian Open with a new team in her box. 

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
83 Ratings

83 Ratings

wos fan boy ,

Flames! Best WTA pod

New WTA fan, and this is basically required listening for any tennis fan. This pod is a great way to catch up on events you missed, which was awesome as a newer fan. Hearing from the title winners w the champions corners eps is so dope, and any other eps are also appreciated! 🙌🔥🔥🔥. Keep up the great work

GRD5670 ,

Great podcast, gaping hole in the last year

Love this podcast! I will say however, the best episodes were those early ones where Courtney was joined by David Kane regularly. Not sure what happened but David has not been on any of the recent releases. The banter and chemistry was awesome. Bring this back!

PrixFixe ,

Fantastic Host! Unique Insight!

Courtney is a wonderful tennis reporter; she asks interesting and thoughtful questions that illicit insightful answers.
Her interview style is conversational and relaxed-the players seem at ease and open-yet serious in content.
I would be all in if the WTA offered an equivalent to ATP radio!

Top Podcasts In Sports

Listeners Also Subscribed To