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SI Tennis Podcast: Lindsay Davenport on social media, mental health, more

Jon Wertheim talks with Lindsay Davenport from Cincinnati, Ohio, on the SI Tennis Beyond the Baseline Podcast about Serena Williams, social media and mental health on tour, U.S. Open and more.

In this week's episode of the SI Tennis Beyond the Baseline Podcast, Sports Illustrated executive editor Jon Wertheim talks with Lindsay Davenport, current coach of American Madison Keys and on-air analyst for Tennis Channel.

Wertheim chats with Davenport from the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati, Ohio, about Andy Murray and his camp and the impact of Grand Slam wins serving as the benchmark for players' careers. The pair also discusses social media and it's relation to mental health issues on tour and Davenport talks about the increase of mental exhaustion in the women's game. How different is the culture now from when Davenport played 15 years ago? She answers that question and also discusses the current state of Serena Williams, both in Cincinnati and ahead of the U.S. Open at the end of the month. Davenport also reveals her opinon on what should happen next with the Nick Kyrgios controversy and gives her picks for the top three women's players to keep an eye on in New York. 

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