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Racquet's Rennae Stubbs Tennis Podcast

Winning Friends and influencing People

A hot-headed Rennae pairs up with a pensive Caitlin for a thorough look at the ways tennis is in its own way, how it can do better and we give a ton of shoutouts to reader mail, exquisite movement and the best thing to happen to mens tennis in years.

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  • The French Connection: Jessica Pegula

    This year tennis is going from Paris to Paris between the French Open and the Olympics both taking place at the legendary Roland Garros. Co-hosts Rennae Stubbs and Sam Querrey talk to tennis legends and legendary voices—and on this episode, we do a full draw breakdown ahead of the tournament, with world number five player Jessica Pegula. Starting with Rafael Nadal's opener against fourth seed Alexander Zverev, and what makes Iga so hard to play on clay?
  • The French Connection: Mary Carillo

    This year tennis is going from Paris to Paris between the French Open and the Olympics both taking place at the legendary Roland Garros. Co-hosts Rennae Stubbs and Sam Querrey talk to tennis legends and legendary voices—starting with French Open Mixed Doubles Champion and Olympics anchor Mary Carillo.
  • Sam Querrey

    The 6'6" Californian joins the pod to talk about his career notching massive wins of the likes of Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon, and lifting the world's largest trophy at Queen's Club, as well as break down the Rome tournament results ahead of Roland Garros. Plus, we get the backstory behind the viral Vine that had everyone looking for plastic horse heads.
  • Petko and Rennae Recap Madrid

    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!
  • Petko & Rennae Recap Miami

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.