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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old Feb 11th, 2006, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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A. Stevenson vs. K. Sprem. Who has been better?

So similar!!!

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Career-High Singles No. 18 (October 28, 2002)
Prize Money $1,285,278
Win Loss Record - Singles - 180-172
Win Loss Record - Doubles - 29-58

GS: Wimbledon SF in 1999




2002 was her best season. She reached two finals and career-high ranking of No.18 on October 28. She also reached QF at Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (lost. to Seles in two tie-breaks after holding three set points in first set and eight in second); at Memphis, She reached career-first Tour final, holding 5 mp against No.21 Raymond before losing 46 63 76(9). She also defeated Capriati, Hantuchova and ASV in 2002 and Schett 3 years before (her first win over a top ten player).

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Career-High Singles No. 17 (October 11, 2004)
Prize Money $780,021
Win Loss Record - Singles 151-91
Win Loss Record - Doubles 13-16

GS: Wimbledon QF two years ago.

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2003 - First Top 100 finish; opened season with four consecutive ITF titles and 28-match win streak; reached first Tour singles final at Strasbourg as qualifier, d. world No.10 Dokic (first Top 10 win) and No.22 Zvonareva (l. to Farina Elia in 3s); afterwards (May 26), broke into Top 100 at No.99; at Vienna as qualifier, d. No.20 Zvonareva to reach second consecutive final (l. to Suárez); Grand Slam debut at Wimbledon, reaching 2r; SF at Helsinki (l. to eventual champion Smashnova); in last event of season, won ITF/Poitiers-FRA.

2004 - Breakthrough season, highlighted by first Grand Slam QF at Wimbledon; as unseeded world No.30, upset world No.8 V.Williams 76(5) 76(6) in 2r for second career Top 10 win, handing the former two-time champion her earliest loss at the event in seven years, then d. No.32 seed Shaughnessy and No.21 seed Mag.Maleeva (l. to No.5 seed Davenport in QF); SF at Canberra (l. to eventual champion Suárez), Antwerp (first Tier II SF; l. to Farina Elia) and Berlin (l. to V.Williams 26 63 64, having led 3-0 third set); QF at Miami (first Tier I QF; d. Kuznetsova en route, l. to Daniilidou) and Montréal [Canadian Open] (l. to eventual champion Mauresmo in 3s); 3r at Amelia Island and Olympics; 1-1 in Croatia’s 3-2 loss to Belgium in 1r of Fed Cup; also debuted at Olympics in doubles (w/Kostanic – l. 2r); reached Top 50 on January 19 at No.49, Top 20 on July 5 (after Wimbledon) at No.20, and career-high No.17 ranking on October 11; withdrew from Strasbourg, Philadelphia w/viral infection.

2005 - Third Top 100 finish in season highlighted by reaching third career Tour singles final; ranked No.87 (No.7 seed) at Tier III Kolkata, d. world No.16 (No.2 seed) Likhovtseva in SF, finishing runner-up to top seed Myskina; victory over Likhovtseva was only Top 20 win of season; won consecutive main draw matches three other times, at Australian Open (as No.13 seed, l. to top seed Davenport in 4r), Miami (as No.16 seed, l. to top seed Mauresmo in 4r) and Strasbourg (l. to Randriantefy in 3s in QF); 2r five times, incl. Roland Garros (as No.31 seed, l. to Morigami); 1r 14 times, incl. Wimbledon (l. to Tanasugarn) and US Open (l. to Medina Garrigues); doubles SF at Bali (w/Schiavone); in Fed Cup, 1-1 in Croatia’s 4-1 World Group I Play-off loss to Germany; withdrew from Doha and Dubai w/lower back pain, from
Charleston w/illness and from Québec City w/right wrist injury.

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post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old Feb 11th, 2006, 08:23 PM
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Well, I know them mostly becau se of one tournament : Wimbledon.

I voted Alexandra because she was in SF's and to make survey closer

But Karaloina have a much better win-loss record
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Stevenson was better! I am so mad at these two players!!!!
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I am so mad at these two players!!!!
Me too...

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Stevenson had the better slam result...had wins over Capriati when she was number 1 in the world...beat many top 10 players

Sprem up to this point has had one big win over Venus at Wimbledon...hopefully she'll get back to her 04' form though b/c she deserves to be in the top 20 with the game that she has
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well, sprem is still playing so...

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Stevenson is still playing too, only not at the same level as Karolina.

These two both had so much potential, and it isn't too late either. Hopefully they will have a resurgance in their careers!
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Karolina!!! She's only 21!!!! But she has excellant win-loss record, and she's almost year and half in big slump!!!

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Karolina will win!
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Stevenson has the more explosive game, Karolina has the capability for consistency. Also, Sprem is a lot more pleasant as a personality.
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and sprem is still playing on the main tour

ugh, why do they all suck????????
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and sprem is still playing on the main tour
unfortunately not for a long time if she continues to have such bad results like this week

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If Stevenson keeps playing she'll have a losing record in no time
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Stevenson has the more explosive game, Karolina has the capability for consistency. Also, Sprem is a lot more pleasant as a personality.
Nobody has a more explosive game than Sprem More explosive serve, maybe. Alex had one of the BEST serves when she was in form.
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Alexandra for sure !
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