The Tennis Podcast

David Law and Catherine Whitaker

Presented by David Law (BBC 5 Live and BT Sport) and Catherine Whitaker (Eurosport), The Tennis Podcast features big-name guests, interviews, journalists and plenty of chat about the sport.


Results of tennis matches take a back-seat on this week's Tennis Podcast after the behaviour of Ilie Nastase over the weekend and the return of Maria Sharapova imminent following a 15-month suspension for a failed drugs test. The former French Open champion and BBC presenter Sue Barker joins Tennis Podcast hosts Catherine Whitaker and David Law to expresses her shock and disappointment at Nastase's 'unforgivable' behaviour. The Telegraph's Tennis Correspondent Simon Briggs is a guest from Bucharest en route to Stuttgart in Germany, where Sharapova's comeback will commence. Briggs details the 'edginess' felt by himself and the rest of the British media when the Nastase Fed Cup furore began to bubble over, and what to expect around the Sharapova story over the coming week. Pod presenters Whitaker and Law have their say about a deeply uncomfortable few days which culminated in Nastase being banned from ITF events pending an investigation, and the bizarre comments of Sharapova's agent Max Eisenbud. Serena Williams' note to her unborn baby is also discussed, as is the rest of the Fed Cup weekend, the 10th Monte Carlo victory of Rafael Nadal, the road back for Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, and a first ATP clay-court match-win for Dan Evans. The Tennis Podcast is a weekly, downloadable tennis audio show presented by Catherine Whitaker (Eurosport) and David Law (BBC 5 Live, BT Sport), with daily editions during the Grand Slams. It is produced in association with Telegraph Sport and Eurosport.