Episode 361b: Sabalenka Smashes Australian Open Women's Field

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31-01-2024 • 1時間 10分

Ben and Tumaini turn to the women (and the miscellany) in this second Australian Open wrap show.

This one was more straightforward, resultswise: Aryna Sabalenka was the best player, by a lot, defending her title in emphatic fashion. What do we make of her consolidation as a champion? And where is the sport at now, geopolitically?

We also cover the strong runs of Coco Gauff and Zheng Qinwen, as well as early exits of Swiatek, Wozniacki, and Naomi Osaka.

We also cover some other miscellaneous stories of the tournament, including the delightful Hsieh Su-wei, the tacky trophy boxes, and new the freedom of movement.