Beyond the Baseline Podcast: Davenport on season's first 90 days
On this week's episode of the SI Tennis Beyond the Baseline Podcast, Sports Illustrated executive editor and host Jon Wertheim talks with Lindsay Davenport.
On the first day of April and heading into the final weekend at the Miami Open, Davenport checks in and returns to the Beyond the Baseline Podcast to assess the first 90 days tennis, featuring match-fixing, Maria Sharapova's doping admission, Raymond Moore's comments, the equal prize money debate and more. As a former player and current commentator for Tennis Channel, Davenport discusses her role in the midst of the news and how she feels reporting and commentating on the sport's recent headlines. Davenport also talks about Moore's comments from Indian Wells and her opinion on the equal pay debate.
Davenport discusses how important prize money was to her during her career, details how players actually claim their money, Andy Murray's actions on court and more.
Also on the podcast, Davenport and Wertheim talk about the rest-of-the-season outlooks for Simona Halep, Petra Kvitova, Novak Djokovic and more. Davenport also gives advice for recreational tennis players on how to close a match.
Check back on SI.com next week for another episode of Beyond the Baseline.