PODCAST EPISODE

The Controversy Gene

The GOAT: Serena

Sep 23 2021 • 46 mins


Special guests Patrick Mouratoglou, Serena Williams’ coach since 2012, and Mary Carillo, award-winning tennis and Olympic Games TV correspondent, join hosts Chanda Rubin and Zina Garrison to examine the role of stress, conflict, and controversy in Serena’s career. From the amusing ones, like Serena’s denim skirt at the 2004 US Open and her infamous “biker boots” leg warmers, to the painful and difficult ones, like the 2018 US Open final between Serena and Naomi Osaka, and the others that sparked painful conversations around race, gender, and the fundamentals of fair play. Together these isolated incidents have helped shape Serena in the public eye.