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On this week's episode, host Jon Wertheim talks with Tracy Austin from Indian Wells about women's tennis, Serena Williams, mental toughness and more.

By Jon Wertheim
March 16, 2017

On the Beyond the Baseline Podcast, Sports Illustrated executive editor, Tennis Channel commentator and host Jon Wertheim takes fans between the lines with tennis commentary and exclusive interviews with the top players and newsmakers on the ATP and WTA tours.

On this week's episode, Wertheim talks with Tracy Austin.

From the second week of play at Indian Wells, Wertheim talks with Austin about what she thinks of the women's game right now, including her opinion on top players such as Angelique Kerber, Serena Williams and more. Drawing from her own playing career, Austin talks about how media obligations, racket switches, certain endorsements and other aspects of a pro tennis player's off-court life can affect their results on the court. Austin also talks about mental toughness and focus how those factors can change a match, on-court coaching, predictions for Indian Wells, if she would ever coach a player in the future and more.

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​Also on the podcast, Austin talks about her transitition from being a player, to a commentator, a mom, and more.

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Check back next week for another episode of Beyond the Baseline.

 

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