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Aces Wrap: Davenport on Serena’s serve, Safarova’s killer season and where to keep your gold medal

Jun 12, 2015
written by: Tennis Canada
written by: Tennis Canada

The third episode of Aces with Roger Lajoie and Tom Tebbutt aired on Sportsnet 590 The FAN on Thursday night, and it was another great hour filled with current tennis talk. Catch up by listening here and by reading our recap below.


Lindsay Davenport, former world No. 1 and three-time Slam champion

Davenport finished as the year-end world No. 1 four times, a feat that has only been accomplished by Chris Evert, Steffi Graf, Martina Navratilova and Serena Williams. Now retired, she talks about coaching fellow American Madison Keys, where she keeps her Olympic gold medal and her thoughts on which Williams sister she’d rather not face head-to-head.

Rob Steckley, former professional tennis player and current coach to French Open runner-up Lucie Safarova

Canadian Steckley is the former coach of Aleksandra Wozniak. He talks about the transition from being a Top 20 junior, to attending college, to coaching Safarova through her breakout year and trying to replicate Safarova’s results at his home when she plays at Rogers Cup presented by National Bank.

Hot Topics

  • Eugenie Bouchard continues to be trending discussion. Tom and Roger discuss Genie’s continued slump and the pressure she’ll have to face when she hits the court at Wimbledon. Steckley shares his theories on Bouchard and what fans can expect to see from her in the future.
  • Steckley talks about Safarova’s break-up with Tomas Berdych and how it has led her to play the best tennis of her career.

Trivia with Tom

Each episode Tom shares a trivia question that listeners can answer for the chance to win a prize. This week, the winner will win tickets to Rogers Cup.

This week’s question: Add together Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer’s wins at the French Open then subtract Novak Djokovic’s titles at Roland Garros.

Tom’s mailbag

In this week’s episode, Tom answers questions about the dispute between Rafa and chair umpire Carlos Bernardes, his picks for the top five men’s backhands, his take on the amount of drop shots at the French Open and whether he’d buy, sell or hold Sloane Stevens, Jack Sock and Nadal.

Have more questions? Send them to Tom and Roger via Roger@Sportsnet590.ca and on Twitter @TheRog590 and @tomtebbutt.

Tune in Thursday June 25 at 7 p.m. ET for the next episode of Aces! You can listen on your AM 590 dial or by visiting www.sportsnet.ca/590.