Jan 5, 2016
On this episode Senior Writer Courtney Nguyen rings in the the 2016 season at the first Premier tournament of the season at the Brisbane International, and takes a quick look at what's on tap at the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand, and the Shenzhen Open. NOTE: This episode was recorded before Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Simona Halep, and Petra Kvitova withdrew or retired from their matches. Courtney also sits down for a catch up with a very relaxed Simona Halep before she begins her 2016 season with a new coach in Darren Cahill and new outlook on life. Finally, the last time Courtney spoke with Andrea Petkovic she was in tears in Zhuhai, genuinely questioning whether it was time to walk away from tennis. Now they sit down in Brisbane to get an update on how Petkovic rekindled her passion during the off-season.