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Follow The Tours Tennis Podcast E31

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๐ŸŒŸ Karen Self and Ren Soni discuss ๐ŸŒŸ

โ€ข Australian Open review

โ€ข Upcoming tournaments preview

โ€ข Sport and politics – an unhealthy mix

โ€ข In view of the volatile political situation in Russia, should #wtaย St Petersburg be cancelled?

The 2nd January edition of the FTT magazine is available soon on our website! The theme for the month is Tennis Rebels, Outcasts and Dissidents. In the meanwhile, you can peruse our 1st December edition at www.followthetours.com.… Read the rest

Follow The Tours Tennis Podcast E23

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๐ŸŒŸKaren Self and Ren Soni discuss all things WTA ranging from the serious to the silly and the sublime:๐ŸŒŸ

The serious:
๐Ÿ—ฃ The WTA’s courageous withdrawal from China in support of Peng Shuai, the possibility of a Winter Olympics boycott, and the future for sports globalization.

The silly:
๐Ÿฅณ Some light-hearted Christmas cheer as we announce our alternate end of year awards from best karaoke singer to fastest bun tier.

The sublime:
๐ŸŽพ The actual end of year … Read the rest

Follow The Tours Tennis Podcast E21

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๐ŸŒŸ Karen Self and Ren Soni discuss: ๐ŸŒŸ

๐ŸŽพ The latest concerning Peng Shuai: her ‘reappearance’, the IOC’s involvement, hidden agendas and why comparisons with the Alexander Zverev case are unhelpful;

๐ŸŽพ Novak Djokovic on challenging the status quo and fighting for better redistribution of prize money;

๐ŸŽพ As new rules on toilet breaks for players are introduced – don’t fans need toilet breaks too?!

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Follow The Tours Tennis Podcast E20

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๐ŸŒŸ Another hard-hitting episode in which Karen Self and Ren Soni discuss: ๐ŸŒŸ

๐ŸŽพ The murky relationship between tennis and betting.

๐ŸŽพ Controlling fan behaviour – who umpires the umpire?

๐ŸŽพ The welfare of Chinese player Peng Shuai and the ethics of sports globalization.

๐ŸŽพ USA gymnastics – a cautionary tale for parents of aspiring athletes.

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