Spring Mash-Up: Divas, Davis Cup, Dellacqua

15Apr

Before the clay season kicks into gear, we're bringing you a mixed bag of topics: Madison Brengle alleging mistreatment at the hands of the WTA and anti-doping authorities; the controversy over the Davis Cup proposal seems to be heating up; Aussie favorite Casey Dellacqua retires from tennis; and we discuss the ways players create branded images and connect with fans outside of the traditional press. Stay tuned for our new segment on divas, the first of which celebrates our fave Mariah Carey.

 

4:15 Players' self-presentation through social media - how the relationship with traditional media has changed

13:20 Madison Brengle files suit against the WTA and ITF over anti-doping practices
24:05 ITF chief hits back over Davis Cup proposal amidst rumors of player discontent (h/t @markalannixon)
28:30 Does the Davis Cup overhaul pass the eye test? Just who will benefit?
33:00 Farewell to Casey Dellacqua, who retired from tennis this week
36:30 Jonathan takes a quiz on clay court tennis - take the quiz at home!
48:45 Our new segment Diva: our foundational diva, Mariah Carey, and her brave statement this week on her bipolar disorder
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