Sports & Recreation:Professional
The 2018 U.S. Open was absurdly eventful, and the women's side finished with tremendous controversy, so we devote most of this first wrap-up episode to that.
But first, we spend ample time on our new breakthrough champion, Naomi Osaka, and her stunning performance.
Then we dive headlong into everything that happened in the second set of her win over Serena Williams, which sparked worldwide discussion about officiating, sexism, and more. It was a whole big mess, and we hope we're able to clean it off and sort it out pretty well for you here.
Part 2, on everything else that happened at the U.S. Open, coming later this week.
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Episode 218: A Season Ends; A Ninja Departs
Episode 217: Talking Dudes (With Ricky Dimon)
Episode 216: Julie Heldman
Episode 215: Laver Cup with Liz Clarke
Episode 214b: Shutting the U.S. Open, Part 2: Everything Else
Episode 213: When NCR Met Naomi Osaka
Episode 212: U.S. Open 2018 Draw Preview Spectacular
Episode 211: Open Playbook (LGBT in Tennis, Feat. Nick McCarvel, Brian Vahaly, Casey Dellacqua)
Episode 210: Wimbledon Draw 2018
Episode 209: Strokes of Genius with Jon Wertheim (and Federer, Nadal...and Gulbis)
Episode 208: Eleanor Preston
Episode 207: Nadal's 11th, Halep's 1st
Episode 206: Draw Me Like One of Your French Opens, 2018
Episode 205: Rekindling Our Fuego
Episode 204: Osaka and Delpo Feel Their Moment
Episode 203: Fights and Fakes in February
Episode 202: Bouchard vs U.S.T.A. - Genie Wins Round 1
Episode 201: Australian Open Wrap
Episode 200: Mary Carillo
Episode 199d: 2018 Australian Open Preview
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