SI Tennis Podcast: Body image and the media's coverage of tennis

Thursday July 23rd, 2015

In this week's episode of the SI Tennis Behind the Baseline podcast, Sports Illustrated executive editor Jon Wertheim sits down with SI tennis editor Elizabeth Newman to discuss her first trip to Wimbledon and the recent discussion about Serena Williams, body image and the media's general coverage of tennis as a sport. The pair recaps the week in tennis following a quiet week on the tennis calendar after Wimbledon, which saw Chris Evert star in the new movie Trainwreck, Bernard Tomic get arrested in Miami Beach, hijinks at Davis Cup and more. Newman also discusses her recent column about Serena Williams, body images and her chase for a Grand Slam. Why did the discussion of Serena's physique lead to so many columns and follow-up articles? What does this say about the media's coverage of the sport in general?

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