Beyond the Baseline Podcast: Wimbledon wrap-up, Serena Williams
On this week's episode of the SI Tennis Beyond the Baseline Podcast, Sports Illustrated executive editor and host Jon Wertheim wraps-up Wimbledon 2016 with Jamie Lisanti, and airs an exclusive interview with Serena Williams after her 22nd Grand Slam title.
After returning from Wimbledon 2016 in London, Wertheim gives his last thoughts on the tournament after Andy Murray won the men's title and Serena Williams won the women's title. Listeners will hear an exclusive interview from a media roundtable with Serena after her wins in the women's singles and doubles with Venus. The interview was done on Saturday evening after her titles and Serena discusses her relationship with Patrick Mouratoglou, her connection to Maya Angelou's poem "Still I Rise" and what it means to her, especially at this point in her life. The seven-time Wimbledon champion also talks about how she willed herself to her first Slam title since Wimbledon 2015, how she recovered after losing the French Open and what she had to do to get herself back into form, both physically and mentally.
Also on the podcast, Wertheim and Lisanti discuss the biggest takeaways from the tournament and what the results mean for the upcoming summer hardcourt season.
Check back on SI.com next week for another episode of Beyond the Baseline.