8. Gay Takes on Recent Tennis News54:02Welcome back to The Gay Tennis Podcast! In this episode, we discuss gay takes on recent tennis news. Highlights include the sexiness of one-handed backhands, Sabalenka’s new veneers, a WTA125 event in Puerto Vallarta, the straightness of a potential Sinner Era, and gay drama surrounding Taylor Fritz. We also provide a new ATP player “leg alert!” Follow us on Twitter or Instagram for more from us!
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7. Author Ben Rothenberg Discusses His Book 'Naomi Osaka', Britney Spears & More01:08:49Author and tennis journalist Ben Rothenberg joins us to talk about his new book, 'Naomi Osaka: Her Journey to Finding Her Power and Her Voice'. We discuss:Naomi's impact on the gameOpenness about mental healthReturn to the tourMusic tasteLevel of gay icon-ness Much more!Then we talk generally about Ben's experience on tour, including asking Serena about Britney Spears and the short shorts trend on the ATP. We even 'pick a number' during an NCR throwback. To follow along with us, join the conversation on Instagram or Twitter. We'll share the picture discussed at the end of the episode.
6. BONUS: Sloane Stephens Reminds Us Why The 2013 AO Was Iconic24:42Who doesn't love a bonus Humpday (and Valentine's Day!) treat? Since we can't cuddle up with Grigor Dimitrov, we decided to drop a bonus episode. The Australian Open account shared an interview with Sloane Stephens, and per usual, Sloane crushed it. In it, she hilariously talks about winning another slam, her old beef with Victoria Azarenka (!) and much more. You can watch the video here. We recap the video and then remind everyone about how dramatic, iconic and ridiculous the 2013 Australian Open was for the ladies. Enjoy this short bonus episode from us!
5. Casting The Traitors: Pro Tennis Edition52:41The Traitors Season 2 (US) has taken over gay culture! The queer community can't get enough, helping make it one of the biggest reality TV shows ever on streaming. Why? Because of the campy drama from an all star cast and iconic host. In this episode, we cast an all tennis version of the show. Who will we cast? And who will go all the way? Listen now to find out! This is one of our most fun episodes yet. And to keep with the reality TV theme, we also discuss the "reality show" promo the ATP released this week. If you haven't seen it, check it out here. Tell us who you think should feature in The Traitors: Pro Tennis Edition on Twitter or Instagram!
4. Grammys, Gay Tennis News, & AO Recap52:21Welcome back to The Gay Tennis Podcast! In this episode, we briefly discuss a very gay topic (the Grammys) and then dive into recent gay tennis news. Highlights include Ostapenko winning her second title this year, Bublik beating former gay favorite Coric, and a lewd video being played on the large screens at an ATP 250 tournament. Although we are over a week late, we also provide analysis of the 2024 Australian Open, including discussion of our gay superstars. The episode ends with The Gayest Moments of the Week, featuring a dance party in Rio and potential breaking news about Ostapenko’s brother. Follow us on Twitter or Instagram for more from us!
3. Halfway Out of the Closet at the 2024 Australian Open01:00:09Welcome back to The Gay Tennis Podcast! In this episode, we discuss the gayest news from the first week of the 2024 Australian Open. Highlights include discussion of players like Osaka and Wozniacki who did not mother, debate about Djokovic’s “brilliance,” defending some of our horrible predictions, and the gayest matches and disappointments thus far. We also explore what made our gay hearts sing, including Amanda Anisimova’s return and Daria Kasatkina’s tweets. Follow us on Twitter or Instagram for more from us!
2. The Australian Open is Here, Queer and Not Going Anywhere50:46The Australian Open is underway! We talk about all the biggest stories, like how many hot first round matches there are on the ATP side. Then we discuss the return of the WTA moms and even get into a few debates (over Pegula and Dimitrov). We end the episode with our Gayest Moments of the Week: Lil Nas X and The Traitors US. Join us for more on Twitter and Instagram.