In this episode, Will talks with Gigi Fernandez, one of the greatest doubles players of all time.
Gigi won 17 major doubles titles on the professional tour and two Olympic Gold Medals. She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2010. Today, she specializes in teaching club and recreational adult doubles players.
This is a really rare opportunity where you get someone from the pro-level teaching at a recreational level or club level. In this conversation, you’ll learn about Gigi’s pro career and tons of doubles strategy. Gigi discusses the Gigi method, which has five different parts to it (below). She covers serve and return strategy, net play, how to defend against the lob, and the biggest mistakes she sees from club-level doubles players.
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Interview Notes from this Podcast
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- Follow Gigi: Instagram
- Visit Gigi’s websites at www.gigifernandeztennis.com & doubles.tv
- Gigi won 14 of her 17 majors with Natasha Zvereva
- She is on the board of the International Tennis Hall of Fame
- Gigi coached
- University of South Florida tennis team
- Rennae Stubbs
- Lisa Raymond & Sam Stosur who won the 2005 US Open
- The Gigi Method
- Court Coverage
- Shot Selection
- Other people mentioned
- Monica Seles was the toughest opponent Gigi played
- Martina Navratilova and Pam Shriver
- Mary Joe Fernandez and Gigi won two Olympic Gold Medals
- Favorite Books
- Favorite Tournament: Australian Open
Watch the video of this interview below
- Go to minute 16 to see Gigi explaining the inside return from the ad court.
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