Beyond the Baseline Podcast: Nicole Gibbs

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Thursday December 8th, 2016

On this week's episode of the SI Tennis Beyond the Baseline Podcast, Sports Illustrated executive editor and host Jon Wertheim talks with Nicole Gibbs.

After finishing the year ranked No. 88, Gibbs joins the podcast from Carson, Calif., as she enters her offseason. The 23-year-old American talks about her plans for the offseason, her assessment of the 2016 season, the reason why she made a racket change for the 2017 season and more. After attending and playing tennis at Stanford, Gibbs also talks about why she chose to play college tennis and why it was one of the best decisions she made. Wertheim and Gibbs also talk about Madison Keys and her recent anti-bullying campaign, how players deal with the toxicity on social media, life outside of tennis and more.

Also on the podcast, Gibbs talks about the relationship between betting and tennis and how it affects the way players are treated on social media.

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Also on the podcast, Gibbs talks about her feelings on the recent U.S. presidential election.

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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