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The Official Wimbledon Podcast
54 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
20: Wimbledon 2021 Review
Marcus Buckland takes a look back on the 2021 Championships, with the help of Mary Rhodes, Jill Craybas, Barry Cowan, Lucie Ahl and Mark Woodforde. The team discuss the Ladies and Gentlemen's Singles Finals, plus the other key talking points of an incredible fortnight in SW19
16 minutes | Jul 10, 2021
19: Wimbledon Daily Briefing - Day 13
It's the last day of the 2021 Championships - take a listen to the preview of the Gentelmen's Singles Final between Novak Djokovic and Matteo Berrettini, plus the conclusion to the Juniors and Mixed doubles
10 minutes | Jul 9, 2021
18: Wimbledon Daily Briefing - Day 12
It's Ladies' Singles Final day in SW19 - hear the preview of Ashleigh Barty and Karolina Pliskova's matchup for the title. Plus a look at Saturday's doubles action
10 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
17: Wimbledon Daily Briefing - Day 11
It's time for the semi-finals of the Gentlemen's Singles. Take a listen to the previews of Novak Djokovic versus Denis Shapovalov and Matteo Berrettini against Hubert Hurkacz, plus a look at the Ladies Doubles ties
11 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
16: Wimbledon Daily Briefing - Day 10
Day 10 sees the Semi-Finals of the Ladies’ Singles. Hear the previews of top seed Ashleigh Barty versus 2018 Wimbledon Champion Angelique Kerber and Karolina Pliskova v Aryna Sabalenka. Plus a look ahead to Doubles action
17 minutes | Jul 6, 2021
15: Wimbledon Daily Briefing - Day 9
It’s the Quarter-Final stage of the Gentlemen’s Singles on Day 9 of the 2021 Championship – an 18th for Roger Federer and 12th for Novak Djokovic here at Wimbledon. Also in the mix are Felix Auger Aliassime, Denis Shapovalov and Matteo Berrettini
14 minutes | Jul 5, 2021
14: Wimbledon Daily Briefing - Day 8
Day 8 means Quarter-Final action in the Ladies singles in SW19. Hear the previews of all four matches, featuring the likes of top seed Ashleigh Barty, former Wimbledon Champion Angelique Kerber and Tunisian sensation Ons Jabeur
18 minutes | Jul 3, 2021
13: Wimbledon Daily Briefing - Day 7
As the 2021 Championships reach their halfway point, take a look ahead to Fourth Round action on Day 7 in the Ladies and Gentlemen singles. Hear the matchups for the likes of Novak Djokovic, Alexander Zverev, Iga Swiatek and Emma Raducanu.
16 minutes | Jul 2, 2021
12: Wimbledon Daily Briefing - Day 6
It's the first Saturday of Wimbledon 2021 - and that means fascinating Third Round action in the Gentlemen and Ladies singles for the likes of Roger Federer, Ashleigh Barty, Nick Kyrgios and Barbora Krejčíková. Take a listen to the preview of Day 6
16 minutes | Jul 1, 2021
11: Wimbledon Daily Briefing - Day 5
Third Round action comes to Wimbledon 2021 on Day 5. Look ahead to the matchups for former champions Andy Murray and Garbine Muguruza, 2019 Champion Novak Djokovic, plus the likes of Andrey Rublev, Aryna Sabalenka and Francis Tiafoe
13 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
10: Wimbledon Daily Briefing - Day 4
Take a look at the key Second Round matchups in the Gentlemen and Ladies Singles - including ties for Ashleigh Barty, Roger Federer and CoCo Gauff
10 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
9: Wimbledon Daily Briefing - Day 3
Hear what is coming up on Day 3 of the 2021 Championships, including the first round ties for Matteo Berrettini and Victoria Azarenka, plus a preview of second round play on Centre and No. 1 Court, featuring Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Venus Williams
13 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
8: Wimbledon Daily Briefing - Day 2
Take a listen at what's coming up on Day 2 of the Championships, where Ashleigh Barty, Roger Federer and Serena Williams are in action on Centre Court as well as Cori Gauff, Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev
54 minutes | Jun 26, 2021
7: Against All Odds
In 2011, a young Czech dared to follow in the footsteps of her tennis hero, stepping out as a Wimbledon finalist just five years after discovering she was quite good at tennis. Opting to do all the talking with her racquet, Wimbledon was where it all started for a relatively unknown, Petra Kvitová, but there was much more to come... Ten years on and Kvitova is beloved by tennis, not simply for her dominant displays on court, but the way she has overcome all the odds off it, too. A horrendous incident that almost robbed Petra of her life, and very nearly ended her career, tested her metal in a way that Grand Slam finals never could. In this episode, we retrace Kvitová’s steps, from a small-town girl practising with her father in school sports halls, to stunning the world by winning two Wimbledon titles in the most extraordinary fashion. We also dig a little deeper, and get to know the woman who has emerged from a ten-year journey that has been anything but smooth. Join us for a story of raw power, remarkable resilience and dogged determination; a story of triumph against all odds. With special thanks to Petra Kvitová, Jiří Vaněk, Katie Spellman, Courtney Nguyen, Barbora Strycova, Martina Navratilova, Australian Open
60 minutes | Jun 25, 2021
6: Wimbledon 2021 Preview
Presenter Marcus Buckland is joined by former players Barry Cowan and Jill Craybas to look ahead to the fortnight of action, dissect the draws and pick out the major talking points. Former British Number 1, Tim Henman, talks about tennis returning to SW19 after two years, Novak Djokovic reveals who he considers to be his main rivals, whilst Roger Federer and Andy Murray discuss finding form after injury. In the Ladies Draw we hear from defending champion, Simona Halep, who had to withdraw due to injury, young American Coco Gauff looks back on a breakthrough 2019 at Wimbledon and home favourite Jo Konta speaks about her form ahead of the Championships. There’s also a trip down memory lane with 1991 Wimbledon Champion, Michael Stich, who speaks about his career and gives his views on the current crop of players.
48 minutes | Jun 28, 2019
5: More Than A Tennis Player
Every now and then the trivial charm of sport can offer the perfect escape from reality. In July 2016, across seven matches at Wimbledon, Andy Murray provided the best of distractions, uniting a nation divided by a vote. In the fifth and final episode of the opening season of Join The Story, we look at how a gangly teenager from Dunblane, Scotland captured the hearts of the British public and how his legacy now stretches far beyond his remarkable tennis achievements. Join the conversation across social media using #JoinTheStory. With thanks to Judy Murray, Jamie Murray, Roy Erskine, Shirley Erskine, Courtney Nguyen, Russell Fuller, Stuart Fraser, Simon Briggs, Mark Petchey, John Barrett, Ruth Davidson MSP, Anne McElvoy, Lorraine Slabbert, the people of Dunblane, Gregor and Katie from Dunblane Primary School and Siminn TV.
39 minutes | Jun 27, 2019
4: When Cultures Collide
When Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe met in the 1980 Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Singles Final, they contested a match heard around the globe. From the thousands cramped inside Centre Court to a lone figure hunched over a radio in a prison cell on Robben Island, sports fans in all corners of the world were gripped. Then again, this was so much more than a tennis match. It was a clash of cultures, personalities and styles on a stage fit for two kings. In our latest episode, we explore tennis' original fire and ice and the very society their rivalry was reflecting. Join the conversation across social media using #JoinTheStory. With many thanks to Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe, Ingrid Lofdahl, Steve Tignor, Mary Carillo, Tim Adams, Anne McElvoy, Peter Fleming, Bob Kain, John Barrett and Simon Chadwick.
37 minutes | Jun 26, 2019
3: Doppel Deutschland
When Boris Becker and Steffi Graf swept the Wimbledon singles titles on an historic July day in 1989, millions of Germans west and east of the Berlin Wall were glued to their television and radio sets. A few months later, Germany came together for very different reasons with the fall of the Wall. This is a tale of opportunity, restrictions and hope, and how sport has a unique way of bringing people together. Join the conversation across social media using #JoinTheStory. With many thanks to Boris Becker, Paul Zimmer, Anne McElvoy, Jens-Peter Hecht, Martina Navratilova, Sebastian Fitzek, Rennae Stubbs, Zina Garrison and Simon Chadwick.
40 minutes | Jun 25, 2019
2: Game Changer
In one remarkable summer, Billie Jean King reshaped the future of not just women’s tennis but women’s sport. A champion on the court, her career coincided with the revival of feminism and they went hand in hand. This was never more evident than in 1973 when in between forming the Women’s Tennis Association and beating Bobby Riggs in the Battle of The Sexes, she became the first and only player in the Open Era to win Wimbledon’s Triple Crown. Join the conversation across social media using #JoinTheStory. With many thanks to Billie Jean King, Rosie Casals, Judy Dalton, Ingrid Lofdahl, Mary Carillo, Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert, Zina Garrison, Susan Ware and Grace Lichtenstein.
45 minutes | Jun 24, 2019
1: The Forgotten Pioneer
The best sports story you’ve never heard? The remarkable Althea Gibson broke tennis' colour barrier in the 1950s, overcoming endless obstacles before reaching the pinnacle of the sport when she became the first black player to win Wimbledon in 1957. With help from Venus Williams and some of Althea's closest friends, we relive the remarkable life of a player who changed the course of tennis history. Join the conversation across social media using #JoinTheStory. With many thanks to Venus Williams, Angela Buxton, Lenny Simpson, Rex Miller, Zina Garrison, Rosie Casals, Document Records and NYC Municipal Archives.
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