Originally Posted by the jamierbelyea
You mad boo?
You're also wrong, Alex did get a direct entry. Not enough players showed up for the qualifying draw so they filled out the draw with lower ranked players on site. Hence why Uhlirova is in the draw and is ranked outside the top 1000.
Oh yeah, RIGHT. They may call it a "Direct Entry" ... a direct entry of smoke up someone's ass.
This is a no-brainer and the tour operates in selective ways like this: Stevenson was basically (and unofficially) "wild carded into a Direct Entry".
Gee, out of ALL the "lower ranked players on site", why did they pick Stevenson, specifically? Why her? Surely there were other "lower ranked players" (with better lowly rankings/results than hers) hanging about the site who wanted to help "fill out the draw," too.
Stevenson probably let the Mother tie her to a gigantic cross in the sign-in office, complete with a crown of thorns on her head, refusing to budge unless some exhausted official finally agreed to choose HER to "fill out the draw" over all the other "lower ranked players on site".
46 year-old Stevenson and her crackpot mother are well-reputed to badger, bully, whine-at, and threaten anyone
on the pro circuit who gets in the way of Alexandra's 7-year "comeback" -- a comeback which hasn't amounted to half a runny squeeze of diddly-squat in those 7 agonizing years of horror & malaise.
Much more of their ludicrous, lingering nonsense and, next year, YOU will find yourself in San Diego at your favorite dining establishment (Olive Garden) and an old, pudgy, depressed waitress will approach your table and say: "Hi. My name is Alexandra. Would you care to enjoy our unlimited bread-sticks and salad ... or would you like the 9-Cheese ravioli special?"
(You'll go for the bread-sticks)