Beyond the Baseline Podcast: Sascha Bajin

INDIAN WELLS, CA - MARCH 16:  Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark serves against  Kristina Mladenovic of France in their quarter final match during day eleven of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 16, 2017 in Indian Wells, California.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

On the Beyond the Baseline Podcast, Sports Illustrated executive editor, Tennis Channel commentator and host Jon Wertheim takes fans between the lines with tennis commentary and exclusive interviews with the top players and newsmakers on the ATP and WTA tours.

On this week's episode, Wertheim talks with Sascha Bajin from Florida. On the podcast, Bajin confirms that he will continue working with Caroline Wozniacki through the end of the 2017 season and he explains what his job actually entails and what defines a hitting partner. Wertheim and Bajin also talk about how he became a coach, including how he met Serena Williams and ended up being hired as her hitting coach, his playing background, the difference between working with WTA and ATP players and more. After working with Wozniacki, Serena, Victoria Azarenka and Sloane Stephens, Bajin also discusses how personalities play a role in how he coaches a player. He also recalls the time Serena “catfished” him by creating a woman named Heidi to trick him. 

Also on the podcast, Bajin also talks about what the “rule” is for when a coach switches players—is there an unspoken code about coaches sharing tendencies of former players with a new 

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