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From the Baseline to the Business World: Liya Davidov’s Entrepreneurial Journey in Tennis

From the Baseline to the Business World Liya Davidov Run Tri Bike

Sports and entrepreneurship share a common thread of resilience and adaptability. Athletes and business leaders navigate challenges, setbacks, and victories. One person who embodies this concept is Liya Davidov. Her journey as an entrepreneur in the sports industry, particularly in tennis, is a combination of passion and strategic thinking. Liya shared how she went from baseline to the business world. The lessons she shares apply to entrepreneurs as well as athletes getting started in endurance sports.

Identifying a Gap and Taking the Plunge

Liya Davidov’s entrepreneurial venture began with a keen observation of the tennis industry’s landscape. While working at her company, she noticed a significant gap between the ideas presented and what the audience truly craved. Liya reminisces, “I realized that there is a big gap between what the people putting the ideas out there and what the customer is or what the media is missing.” This realization ignited her creative spark, leading to the inception of her YouTube channel, “Game, Set, Smash.

The channel’s name, a product of Liya’s imaginative mind, symbolizes her journey. She has gone from a playful idea to creating a platform dedicated to humorous tennis coverage.  Liya’s determination to bridge the gap in tennis coverage highlights the proactive decision-making essential in entrepreneurship.


Patience, Persistence, and Perseverance

Central to Liya’s entrepreneurial journey is her patience, persistence, and perseverance. Despite initial setbacks and challenges, she patiently worked on her idea over two years. Liya was consistent in jotting down notes and refining her vision. This patient approach reflects her understanding of the intricate nuances required to build a successful brand. As she shares with Jason, “I’m a very patient person. I’m very understanding.” These qualities serve as guidelines in her entrepreneurial endeavors.

The intersection of Liya’s athletic background and entrepreneurial spirit is evident in her strategic planning and consistent effort. Drawing parallels, she notes, “Especially in my tennis game, I’m a very aggressive player.” This resilience and determination, ingrained in her from her athletic pursuits, propel her forward in the face of challenges. Like many athletes and entrepreneurs those challenges include creative blocks and the fear of imposter syndrome.

Balancing Risk and Opportunity

Liya’s journey underscores the delicate balance between risk-taking and opportunity seizing. Her experiences in tennis, where she learned not to let others dictate her game, translate into her approach as an entrepreneur. She navigates the uncertainty with caution and ambition. Liya acknowledges the risks while welcoming the potential rewards.

The anticipation of major milestones, such as showcasing her show at the US Open, is exciting as well as a test of her capabilities. Liya’s ability to manage time efficiently provides her with the confidence to pursue her entrepreneurial dreams while maintaining stability in her career.

Looking Ahead: From Vision to Execution

As Liya looks toward the future, her entrepreneurial journey mirrors the strategic play and tactical foresight required in endurance sports. Her goal of getting her show picked up by a major sports network reflects her ambition to expand her impact. She measures success in the consistency of her show and the connection it creates with her audience.

Her journey from the baseline to the business world shows the relationship between passion, perseverance, and innovation. Liya Davidov’s story inspires aspiring entrepreneurs and athletes that one can transform a vision into reality in any arena.


Jason Bahamundi Run Tri Bike Magazine Owner Triathlete Ultra Runner Trail Runner
Jason Bahamundi, founder of Run Tri Bike, is a passionate and accomplished endurance athlete dedicated to proving that there is a spot at the starting line for everybody and every body. With a background deeply rooted in the world of triathlons, running, and cycling, Jason has not only excelled in his personal athletic endeavors but is committed to fostering a supportive and inclusive world of endurance sports. This led him to establish Run Tri Bike, a platform that serves as a hub for enthusiasts to connect, share experiences, and access valuable resources. Jason's genuine enthusiasm for endurance sports, continues to inspire individuals to pursue their goals and embrace the transformative power of an endurance sports lifestyle.