Diversion Media and iHeartMedia have launched The GOAT: Serena, a 12-part podcast hosted by tennis trailblazers and personal friends of Serena Williams, Chanda Rubin and Zina Garrison.
Together, Chanda and Zina trace Serena’s path to greatness, from outlier to the all-time Grand Slam singles champion and cultural icon. There’s also a rare view inside the making of an athletic genius as the series examines the hardships, triumphs, setbacks, motivations and sacrifices that shaped Serena.
Chanda and Zina speak to Serena’s family members, rivals, tennis legends, coaches and friends as they share their personal experiences and first-hand encounters with Serena. Featured guests include tennis greats Billie Jean King, Monica Seles, Andy Roddick, Pam Shriver, Martina Navratilova, Serena’s sister Isha Price, rapper-actor and Serena’s former boyfriend Common, anchor of ABC’s Good Morning America Robin Roberts, coach Kamau Murray and much more.
“When it comes to Serena, the numbers don’t lie! She is unquestionably the greatest to play the sport. Yet, beyond countless titles and sheer athletic dominance, what makes Serena so remarkable is her willingness to lay it all on the line time and time again, as well as her capacity for personal growth,” said Rubin.
“Creating this podcast alongside Chanda has truly been a labour of love,” said Garrison. “Even though we will all miss her at this year’s US Open, I’ve had the pleasure of watching Serena up-close throughout her career and can’t wait to share the incredible stories and lessons in drive and determination with the world. Serena is the GOAT, now and always!”
Sean Titone, Lead Executive Producer of Sports for the iHeartPodcast Network added: “The talented storytellers at Diversion Podcasts have accumulated some extremely compelling interviews to help tell the fascinating and incredible story of Serena Williams and her journey to become the GOAT.
“We couldn’t ask for better hosts than Chanda and Zina, and I guarantee that listeners of this podcast are going to hear amazing anecdotes about Serena that they’ve never heard before.”
Episodes 1 and 2 of “The GOAT: Serena” are available now on the iHeartRadio app, and wherever you get your podcasts, with new episodes released every Thursday.