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The GOAT: Serena

Explore the legend of Serena Williams: the greatest of all time.

Family-woman. Philanthropist. Beloved friend. Record-breaking tennis champion. This documentary podcast series takes on the remarkable life of Serena Williams and her journey to becoming one of the greatest athletes of all time. THE GOAT: Serena Williams is hosted by tennis legends and Williams’ close friends Zina Garrison and Chanda Rubin. Garrison and Rubin, along with other prominent figures in Serena’s life, recount the triumphs and tribulations of the making of an icon.

Guests include a who’s who of tennis royalty: Billie Jean King, Monica Seles, Pam Shriver, Patrick Mouratoglou, Andy Roddick, Mary Carillo, Rick Macci, Mary Joe Fernandez, Rosie Casals, Benny Sims and broadcaster Robin Roberts, and Serena’s sister Isha Price, and even superstar multi-hyphenate actor-rapper-activist (and former Serena boyfriend) Common.

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Chanda Rubin

Chanda Rubin

Chanda Rubin is an American tennis legend. A former top-10 pro tennis player, Rubin reached the semifinals at the 1996 Australian Open, the quarterfinals of the French Open three times, and had wins over some of the best players in the world including Martina Hingis and the GOAT herself, Serena Williams. A graduate of Harvard University with a concentration in Economics, Rubin is a renowned broadcaster and presenter for the Tennis Channel.

Zina Garrison

Zina Garrison

Zina Garrison is a former #4 tennis professional and a an Olympic champion. She was originally ranked the #1 junior player in the world and later became the first African-American woman since Althea Gibson to reach a Grand Slam final. She had incredible victories over such tennis greats as Monica Seles and Steffi Graf. Garrison won the Gold Medal in the 1988 Olympics as a doubles team with Pam Shriver and a Bronze Medal in singles. She is a co-founder of the Zina Garrison Tennis Academy offering young tennis players “an escape, an opportunity to learn.”


Host Chanda Rubin
Host Zina Garrison
Writer Pete Bodo
Producer, Director Mark Francis
Consulting Producer Andrew Kalb
Production Assistant Anita Okoye
Theme Music Andy Marvel
Executive Producers Mark Francis, Scott Waxman

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