In this episode, you’ll get insights from current top-50 doubles players. Asia Muhammad has six career WTA tour-level titles, most recently winning the WTA 250 Monterrey Open with her partner Caroline Dolehide.
In this conversation, we talk about how she got into tennis, when she decided to turn pro, how to communicate better with your doubles partner, and more.
I also ask Asia what makes her overheads so freaking good. They were the best I saw at WTT, male or female.
After that, we talk doubles strategy. Asia provides some intriguing points on serve placement and poaching, where she likes to return, and how to decide when to call off poaches due to poor returns. She also shares why you should always aim at the opponent when returning down the line in doubles.
Show Notes from this Podcast
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- Follow Asia on Twitter & Instagram
- She played World Team Tennis for the Springfield Lasers
- Currently she’s the WTA’s 44th ranked doubles player
- She started playing tennis at the age of 10 after playing many sports
- She went to Andre Agassi’s Boys & Girls Club where she began to play junior tournaments
- At the age of 14, she beat the No. 1 recruit that was headed to play college tennis
- She had committed to and practiced with USC before deciding to turn pro in 2010
- Asia’s Favorites
- Tournament: Australian Open
- Tennis Book: Open by Andre Agassi
- Non-Tennis Book: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
- Other People Mentioned