TFP 353: Vania King — Mental Health, Technical Changes, and the Spirit of Giving – From the 2021 archives

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[From the archive: This episode was originally recorded and published in 2021]

On Episode 353 of The Tennis Files Podcast, former WTA pro Vania King discusses the ups and downs of a professional tennis career and her latest project Serving Up Hope.

Vania reached career high rankings of #3 in the world in doubles and #50 in the world in singles on the WTA Tour. She also won two Grand Slams, winning the 2010 Wimbledon and US Open Doubles Championships with partner Yaroslava Shvedova. Vania currently works as the Community Development Ambassador for WTA Charities, the philanthropic arm of the WTA, and is a Director At Large on the USTA’s Board of Directors. Vania co-founded Serving Up Hope with former Chilean #1 ranked tennis player Hans Podlipnik to help give more human beings access to health, happiness, and equal opportunity through tennis.

On the show, you’ll learn how to improve your mental health, the most impactful technical changes Vania has made to her game, how to navigate the ups and downs of the pro tour, winning doubles strategies, how to avoid injuries through tennis fitness training, the importance of routines, Vania’s inspiration for co-founding Serving Up Hope and how you can help, and much more!

I hope you enjoy my interview with Vania! Let us know what you think about this episode in the comments below!

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