Episode 11: Reigning Women

In Episode 11 of Burn It All Down, WTA Insider senior writer Courtney Nguyen joins Lindsay Gibbs, Brenda Elsey, and Jessica Luther. They ruminate about sexism in tennis, the U.S. Women’s Open being played at Trump National Golf Course, and where Title IX is headed under the new secretary of education. Then they burn some stuff and praise some bad ass women before capping it off with the games they’re excited to watch this week.

This week’s episode is dedicated to Touna, our co-host Shireen Ahmed’s dear cat, who passed on earlier this week and has been a furry friend of the show. Rest well, Touna.

For show notes and links…


Intro (1:26) Wimbledon re-cap (4:23) How tennis media treats male and female players differently and how they get stuff wrong about women (10:36) Different child care accommodations in men’s and women’s tennis (13:38) Wimbledon champion Muguruza, her coach, Conchita Martinez, and Spanish media (18:00) when a national tennis press corp isn’t used to a top-ranked female player (21:36) back-to-back female grand slam winners with female coaches (22:18) court scheduling issues on Manic Monday at Wimbledon (29:30) U.S. Women’s Open was played at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, over the weekend and the literal intersection of politics and sports (45:50) Title IX under the new secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, and what that means for the issues of equity in sport and gendered violence on campuses (57:27) Burn Pile – Courtney burns British media (1:01:55) Jessica burns the Mayweather v. McGregor press tour (1:03:25) Lindsay burns the IOC (1:05:18) Brenda burns FIFA (1:07:33) Bad Ass Woman Of The Week: Venus Williams (1:09:01) Honorable Mentions: Wimbledon Champion Garbiñe Muguruza (1:11:49) Judy Murray (1:14:54) Girls Travel Baseball (1:16:22) Sporting events we are looking forward to this week (1:20:58)


Links:

No Challenges Remaining podcast: https://nochallengesremaining.podbean.com/

Azarenka on family-friendly tour policies: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/tennis/wimb/2017/07/05/victoria-azarenka-speaks-out-wta-tour-family-friendly/452239001/

Conchita on Muguruza: https://elpais.com/deportes/2017/07/12/actualidad/1499855244_626939.html

Court scheduling: http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2017/07/williams-vs-ostapenko-at-wimbledon-as-court-questions-arise/67523/

How Donald Trump is ruining the U.S. Women’s Open: https://thinkprogress.org/us-womens-open-trump-eb7375c2cd94?gi=6f7522cc1ce2

Why LPGA stars wouldn’t criticize Trump: https://www.sbnation.com/golf/2017/7/13/15956260/donald-trump-us-womens-open-2017-lpga-bedminster

Brennan on the USGA and sexual assault: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/columnist/brennan/2017/07/11/usga-denounce-sexual-assault-u-s-womens-open-donald-trump/469245001/

Fears about Title IX: https://thinkprogress.org/how-the-trump-administration-is-systematically-attacking-title-ix-21bde2f73fc6 and https://thinkprogress.org/betsy-devos-could-be-bad-news-for-womens-sports-5f82bccd678b

Title IX and the courts: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/15/opinion/fighting-college-sexual-assault-in-the-trump-era.html?_r=1

Burn Pile:

Mayweather vs. McGregor’s hellish press tour: http://deadspin.com/mayweather-drops-the-word-faggot-on-mcgregor-in-the-p-1796935588#_ga=2.34530785.1704286046.1500341497-1825753096.1466477751

IOC and Rio debt: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/olympics/2017/07/09/ioc-balks-at-helping-rio-with-35-40-million-olympic-debt/103560604/

Women in Iranian soccer stadiums: https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/vva9am/stadiums-are-still-closed-to-women-in-iran and https://www.rferl.org/a/iran-soccer-karimi-shojaei-women-stadium-ban/28606648.html

BAWOTW:

Venus v. Muguruza in the final: http://www.wtatennis.com/news/wta-insider-live-blog-wimbledon-2017-day-12-final-venus-williams-vs-garbine-muguruza

Judy Murray: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tennis/2017/07/06/judy-murray-exclusive-interview-sport-good-roots-need-invest/ and https://miss-hits.co.uk/

Girls Travel Baseball: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2721039-girls-travel-baseball-team-mlb-youth