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Red face WTA vs Alexandra Stevenson????

This happend during Wimbledon 2001, when Elia def Stevenson.
Look what the article said about what happend, coming from Elia's own mouth....

"By Elia's account, her victory was a popular one in the women's tennis community.

"Nobody likes her except the Williams sisters," Elia said of Stevenson.

Before taking the court, Elia said she had been encouraged by other players. Entering the locker room following her conquest, Elia said she was applauded. "

Do you think the players still don't like Alexandra, or during the time to where we are now, everything changed? I think it's a little bit too much...
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I know it's a little bit too late for this, but there must be people in here, like me, who get shocked about what happend, if there was true.... I want to know your opinion about this... I really didn't liked it, cause I like Alex, and this kind of reaction is a little bit out of the line.. <IMG SRC="smilies/mad.gif" border="0">


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#1 this kind of reaction is the norm

#2 what goes on behind the scenes sometimes is so over exagerrated.

#3 well she's proud and sometimes people can't handle that.

#4 Alex is gonna win slams one day <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> Wimby will be hers .. wait and see

#5 Go Alex! fearless 4some rule <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

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Yes, this is very sad... but remember, it was her Mom who got Alex on the other players bad side a few years ago...
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I've read that players high five each other when Anna loses as well.
So its not just isolated to Alexandra.
Its unfortunate people are disliked that much, but if they rubbed people the wrong way, some people just deal with things in a cruel manner I guess <IMG SRC="smilies/confused.gif" border="0">
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Alot of parents, coaches and other people rub people the wrong way so I am not buying that one. Jelena's dad was silly and she is well liked and treated nice.


But I wouldn't call it the WTA because everyone is not the same. Their are some nice people on the women's tour. Hell imho those who are picking on her are getting their asses kicked in the tennis game anyway so who cares? NOT that elia is saying rude crap, but I am sure that whoever is being cruel is getting theres somewhere or somehow. <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

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I heard stories like these too.

Anna is disliked by almost everyone but Martina, I think it is because Anna is a little proud and people are jealous of her looks and fame and wealth.

Alex is hated mostly because of her mom. Her mom is kinda of a boostful, and that just annoys people. Sure Damir is pesky too, but he doesn't go around insulting other people.

Venus and Serena are not that popular either, esp with Martina. It is mainly because they seldom talk to any one else besides among themselves though Monica seems to have been talking to Serena a few times and Lindsay did say that Serena was a friendly person.

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We are living in troubled times right now because of what happened Sept. 11.

I can longer read posts like these with out thinking to myself all this pettiness and cattiness that supposedly transpires on tour is just purely trivial.

We have bigger things to worry about now.
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I just don't understand whay they hate Alexandra cause of her mom.... Like her was guilty of all the bullshits her mom did..... Actually is otherwise.. When Samantha make something wrong, or say ones of that sentences like :
"Say to Lindsay that she is nº1 on my refrigerator." (When Lindsay won Alexandra in Wimbly she was nº1 <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0">)
They say Alexandra is responsable....

I can say that Anna still have the advantage.. Cause she has the midia for her, and Alex, only living on Tennis, and that´s all

Now good news : <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">
When Alexandra won Julie Halard in Wimbledon 99, she said that Serena helped her before the match <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">, I just thought that so cute, and so great, I hope the Williams sis, can help in someway Alexandra, with their experience on tour..


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Imho I think the HATE is grossly exagerrated concerning all the above mentioned players. Iroda gave Venus a compliment not to long ago. And Jelena and even Justine Henin respect Venus as a player. Alex will be fine. Anna too. They really need to focus on winning a title now. Oh Venus .. well she is alright.. she is holding her own. Making bucks kicking ass and has earned the respect as a great tennis player <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> Who can argue with 4 slams and all of them back to back?

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I think some of it is due to the parents but at the end of the day, it's the players themselves that make others like them or not.

As hard as it may be to hear, maybe Alex is arrogant and isn't nice to others.

It isn't racism either because Chanda Rubin is black and she's well respected. Jelena says she likes Venus, Serena and in fact talks a lot with Richard.

I think it just may be arrogant comments and not having enough respect for other players. If you give respect, you get it back.


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no comment. I just know that some of it is due to ALex being NOT white. no comment regarding Jelena and the word arrogance. Nope Nada .. mouth is shut, words are not gonna be written. Go Jelena and Alex and Venus and Anna and oh..go Rita <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

Has anyone ever heard what Alex has said at the end of the day? I haven't heard her say much imho. Heck she's barely in the maindraws anymore. She is stigmatised plain and simple. Just like many Americans are being right now.

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If Alex is dislike, it is not because of her Mom or her race.


Earlier this year, Alex was interviewd by ESPN magazine. You may be able to find the artlcie online. In the interview, Alex makes rude and disparaging remarks about Martina Hingis and Lindsay. She also projects an unpleasant "victim" attitude.

It was this interview which turned me against Alex. To me she is the opposite of Serena and Venus, who would never, ever say the catty things Alex did to a reporter.
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Learning of how some players treat Alexandra Stevenson sickens me. It's always those Europeans, like the French and Italians, who are causing this crap. I of course, exclude the Russian girls from this. These girls need to grow up, and forget about their ill feelings towards others. Stevenson can't defend herself because she is not a mean person. This "hate" crap doesn't happen in men's tennis. The guys seem to get along fine. One of the bad aspects of women's tennis is the obvious hatred that goes on. But we can't blame it on girls just being girls. Can we?

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she may be proud

but i hope no one is seriously being mean to her. she might just breakdown and pull out of the tour altogether, which means we'll lose an unpolished talent.

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Didn't you read my post, cat? Alex has brought some of this on herself.

But to some extent, you are right. Most of the players are so insulated from the real world that they are emotionally still 14-year-olds even when they hit their 20s. And this is exactly how 14-year-old girls act.

For the most part, guys yell at each other and it is over. Girls rarely yell at each other; they snip and snipe about each other behind their backs. The very thing Alex did in the interview I mentioned, in fact! <IMG SRC="smilies/redface.gif" border="0">
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