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Ep 23 - Blair Henley

"My goal now working for the tournament is to help that players personality shine. And some players know that we're on the same team. Some players are not quite as aware of that. You certainly appreciate the players who sort of get the point like this is this is to make you look good."

Blair Henley grew up in tennis and has stayed involved in the sport with a career as a host, writer and reporter. Today she works for professional tournaments to provide a variety of services, including serving as on-court emcee, corporate event hosting and social media content production. Each facet of her work requires a unique approach, from following the twists and turns of a match before conducting an interview in front of a packed stadium to building up trust with athletes to get them to answer sometimes uncomfortable questions. Blair explains how she approaches these different roles as well as how she pursues new gigs and organizes her work life as a freelancer.

Show Notes for Episode 23 with Blair Henley: 

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Amanda Coetzer 

Kim Clijsters 

Andre Agassi 

Pete Sampras

Alex Corretja

Sampras vs Corretja 1996 US Open Highlight

Rice University Tennis

Blair Profile,

Tyler Henley 


For love and the game, espnW (2011) 

An alternate reality, espnW (2011) 

What happens after the final out, espnW (2012)

How to Hit a Serve - Taking a Lesson from Serena Williams, TennisNow

Tennis Now Instructional Videos Playlist 

Rico Edwards


Delray Beach Open

US Men's Clay Court Championship

Australian Open

Roland Garros

Nick McCarvel

Fernando Verdasco 

Verdasco interview 

2020 Western & Southern Open, US Open in New York

Tomas Berdych 

Berdych H&M

US Open

Adrian Mannarino

Alexander Zverev

Zverev beats Mannarino after officials delay start,

Stefanos Tsitsipas

Borna Coric

Coric Saves 6 M.P. & Stuns Tsitsipas In US Open Thriller,

Blair interviews Coric after the match

Jim Courier Jim Courier Australian Open interviews with Federer compilation

BNP Paribas Open

Denis Shapovalov

Shapovalov postmatch rap

Andrey Rublev

Rublev defeats Federer in Cincinnati,

Western & Southern Open

Roger Federer

Federer Facebook Live Cincinnati 2019

Federer Facebook Live Cincinnati 2018

Heather Crowley

Rorschach Inkblot Test

Jeremy Chardy

Kidding Around: What Players Got in Trouble For

Kidding Around: Favorite Childhood Toys

DBO Kart

Go Texan

Blair’s demo reel 


Victoria Azarenka

Azarenka Champions Interview, 2020 Western & Southern Open

Grigor Dimitrov

Serena Williams

Naomi Osaka

International Tennis Hall of Fame 

Hall of Fame Live Series

Marat Safin

Hall of Fame Live: Marat Safin

Andy Roddick

Hall of Fame Live: Andy Roddick

Hall of Fame Live: Kim Clijsters

Bjorn Borg

Jimmy Connors

John McEnroe

Diego Schwartzman

Andy Murray

Maria Sakkari 

Madison Keys

Nick Kyrgios

Frances Tiafoe


No Challenges Remaining

Beyond the Baseline with Jon Wertheim

Body Serve

Sports Illustrated Media 

Timothy Keller Sermons

Matt Chandler from The Village Church


WTA Insider (Courtney Nguyen)

Ben Rothenberg

Jose Morgado

Bret McCormick

Hurley Tennis

White Line Fervor


Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller

Losers by Louisa Thomas

American Murder: The Family Next Door


Max Mirnyi

Gustavo Kuerten

Kuerten vs Mirnyi 2001 US Open highlights

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