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Racquet's Rennae Stubbs Tennis Podcast

Our tennis podcast has six grand slams—does yours? Join hosts Rennae Stubbs and Racquet magazine founder Caitlin Thompson as they talk to their friends and favorite tennis players about life, love and sometimes even tennis.


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  • Petko and Rennae Recap Madrid

    57:09
    Rennae and Andrea are back to recap a wild two-week Madrid tournament, which saw a resurgent Ons and Madison Keys, a shaky Coco and a bevy of injuries and withdrawals on the men's side. But we celebrate mercurial poet Andrey Rublev, who picks up his biggest title to date as well as an all-time classic final between Iga Swiatek and Aryna Sabalenka, which was great from first ball to last!

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  • Petko & Rennae Recap Miami

    01:16:43
    Fresh off a two-week commentating stint down in Miami, Andrea Petkovic joins Rennae to discuss Danielle Collins otherworldly run, Sinner CRUSHING everyone, and salute Grigor Dmitrov back into another final (and back into the Top 10)! Plus: another devastating injury for Andy Murray, where exactly is Gauff Coco and a big bounceback for Elana Rybankina after a tough Indian Wells. 
  • Petko & Rennae Recap Indian Wells

    01:16:02
    From service motions to weather, our favorite duo is back to break down the entirety of the BNP Paribas Open—the good, bad and the ugly. Plus: a new vow to record more regularly now that their competitive juices are flowing.
  • Back in the New York Groove

    01:00:44
    Petko's in town to record her audiobook and she Rennae catch up on the week in tennis news while back together—and in the closet—in New York. Shoutout to guest editor Jesse Kotansky.
  • AO Recap Day 15: Jannik Sinternet Has Entered the Chat

    23:22
    Our daily AO recap podcast comes to an end—and sitting in for esteemed Cultural Attaché Andrea Petkovic while she's on a plane home is Caitlin, who does her best German accent. Hats off to edgelord Daniil Medvedev, who played more tennis than anyone else this tournament, and to an incredible effort from Jannik Sinner (Andrea says her wifi is Jannik Sinternet, and we believe her) who is now on the level. We assess who's fuming and prepping for the next tournaments and give a hearty thanks to the many, many, many listeners who reached out and gave the show love—we'll try to do more daily episodes!
  • AO Recap Day 14: Chopped Like a Linden Tree

    36:12
    Rennae and our cultural attaché Andrea Petkovic are in Melbourne and bringing us daily dispatches from the AO—and here they break down the tactical mismatch of the women's final over beers (tequila, sponsors get at us), with some tough love about how Qinwen Zheng's game can level up. With personal anecdotes featuring chopped linden trees, Justine Henin's post-championship serve-and-volley practice, and some harsh words for the women who could've prepped better coming into the Australian.
  • AO Recap Day 13: Henry the Fifth

    47:40
    Rennae and our cultural attaché Andrea Petkovic are in Melbourne and bringing us daily dispatches from the AO—starting with the Jannik Sinner/Novak Djokovic clash featuring scar tissue, lazy eyes, the loss of fast-twitch muscles and, most importantly, King Henry the 5th. Then, we shift focus to the man who either has a chip missing, or has an extra chip, in Daniil Medvedev who clawed his way back from being down two sets to love to win wars of attrition in backhand rallies against a player from Germany. Like and subscribe.