SI.com Staff
Friday September 9th, 2016

On this week's episode of the SI Tennis Beyond the Baseline Podcast, Sports Illustrated executive editor and host Jon Wertheim talks with SI.com tennis producer Jamie Lisanti.

Wertheim and Lisanti report from the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on the final days of action at the 2016 U.S. Open. Just a day after No. 10-seed Karolina Pliskova's shocking upset over No. 1-seed Serena Williams, Wertheim and Lisanti assess the match and discuss Serena's apparent knee injury, and her loss of the WTA No. 1 ranking. Wertheim and Lisanti also discuss Angelique Kerber's rise, her 2016 season, her performance at the U.S. Open this year, including her win over Caroline Wozniacki in the semifinals and her rise to the No. 1 spot. The pair also talks about Novak Djokovic's semifinal match against Gael Monfils, the number of retirements and injuries to players during the tournament and more.

• MORE BEYOND THE BASELINE: Gigi Fernandez | Venus Williams

Also on the podcast, Wertheim and Lisanti make picks for the winners of the 2016 U.S. Open.  

Listen below and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or on Stitcher.

Check back on SI.com next week for another episode of Beyond the Baseline.

 

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