To be honest, I expected Laura to win this, or at least make a match of it. Stevenson probably was not 100% focused on winning this tournament. She was probably thinking about Wimbledon or her other upcoming grass court endeavours. She came into this tournament assuming she would waltz right through it (and for all intensive purposes, she should have.) While Alexandra has gotten better, I think she still lacks the ability to scratch and claw her way through these long matches, particularly when she is not playing her "A" game, However,Laura is actually a fairly decent player. She won a 25K earlier this year, has a huge backhand, and has a good baseline game that works on almost every surface besides clay. It's only a matter of time before she puts it all together in a Sanex event. This particular match goes to show that anything can happen in these tournaments. Anyone who is still bad-mouthing the lack of depth in the womens game really needs to shut up after looking at this result, and the Surbiton tournament in general.
BTW, anyone notice how we haven't heard about one outburst from Samantha in this tournament. Maybe she's making progress as well lol