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bovina_forever
Jul 12th, 2005, 03:17 AM
I have only heard bits and pieces of her behavior on the WTA tour, and and it has not all been good :lol: I was wondering if some one could fill me in on her behavior on the tour( i have heard that her former coach was thrown in jail, she is hated by the hole gay WTA population, etc...)

deja_entendu
Jul 12th, 2005, 03:30 AM
She's a giant amazon with a very, very ugly (repeat VERY UGLY), brute game. She has a big, trash talking mouth and her mom is a lesbian hating psycho. She happens to be Dr. J's daughter, although I'm not sure what their relationship is (if there is even one to speak of). She made the Wimbledon semis of 99 as a complete surprise, and has done nothing since, except for a fluke win over Capriati. She's also fat. And lemme tell ya, for a fat, unattractive girl with one noteworthy tennis result in her entire career, she sure thinks highly of herself.

She's fun to have around... like a collective punching bag for tennis fans all over the world! :haha:

Brooks.
Jul 12th, 2005, 03:36 AM
Alex has a bad rep on the tour. If I remember correctly after her initial success at Wimbledon 99' her mom started getting really bitchy and talking about how there were predatory lesbians in the locker room. I also heard that supposedly Alex pissed off Lindsay Davenport so much that Lindsay kicked her bag across the lockroom :tape: :lol: . Anyways I have seen some stuff on the Tennis Channel with Alex and she seems like a nice girl. I always liked her game. She has a really good serve and a good forehand.

cartmancop
Jul 12th, 2005, 03:38 AM
off topic, but on one of my tennis games, I think its WTA Tour Tennis? Alex is on there & as a cpu player she is the hardest to beat. She serves bombs every time & is one of the best players on the game....how ironic :lol: considering Serena, Lindsay, Kim, Martina & Elena are all on there too ;)

Cam'ron Giles
Jul 12th, 2005, 03:39 AM
Haters...:rolleyes:

Alex is hot and the desire of all the tour's predatory lesbians (including your faves). She is a future number one and destined to win more Wimbledons than anyone in history...just watch...:D Plus she will win the 2005 US Open...:bounce:

cartmancop
Jul 12th, 2005, 03:42 AM
does she have the benefit of an injury ranking? What is her ranking now?

Rtael
Jul 12th, 2005, 03:44 AM
Haters...:rolleyes:

Alex is hot and the desire of all the tour's predatory lesbians (including your faves). She is a future number one and destined to win more Wimbledons than anyone in history...just watch...:D Plus she will win the 2005 US Open...:bounce:


Yeah boo, and you just "fell" on that guy's dick last night....

Brooks.
Jul 12th, 2005, 03:45 AM
She's a giant amazon with a very, very ugly (repeat VERY UGLY), brute game. She has a big, trash talking mouth and her mom is a lesbian hating psycho. She happens to be Dr. J's daughter, although I'm not sure what their relationship is (if there is even one to speak of). She made the Wimbledon semis of 99 as a complete surprise, and has done nothing since, except for a fluke win over Capriati. She's also fat. And lemme tell ya, for a fat, unattractive girl with one noteworthy tennis result in her entire career, she sure thinks highly of herself.

She's fun to have around... like a collective punching bag for tennis fans all over the world! :haha:

Your being an ass for no reason at all :rolleyes: which then again doesnt surprise me very much. Why dont you check Alex's record in 2002 especially during the indoor season which was quite impressive. She's had wins over Dokic (when she was a top player), Jennifer Capriati(a winning record including a 6-1 6-1 thrashing in 02'), Hantuchova (when she was in the top 10). She has had a career high of 18 without those wimbledon points. Her talk has been way over the top but your post makes it seem like she made the wimbledon semis and was never in the top 100 again. I would love to see a picture of you as well b/c I can assure you it is a lot easier talking shit about other peoples looks from behind a computer screen ;)

deja_entendu
Jul 12th, 2005, 03:50 AM
Your being an ass for no reason at all :rolleyes: which then again doesnt surprise me very much. Why dont you check Alex's record in 2002 especially during the indoor season which was quite impressive. She's had wins over Dokic (when she was a top player), Jennifer Capriati(a winning record including a 6-1 6-1 thrashing in 02'), Hantuchova (when she was in the top 10). She has had a career high of 18 without those wimbledon points. Her talk has been way over the top but your post makes it seem like she made the wimbledon semis and was never in the top 100 again. I would love to see a picture of you as well b/c I can assure you it is a lot easier talking shit about other peoples looks from behind a computer screen ;)

A computer screen has nothing to do with it, I will be more than happy to judge other people's looks from anywhere I would like to do so :wavey:

But I'm not being an ass for no reason, Stevenson, what with her arrogance, mother, and disgusting game (easily the most brutish, thoughtless game that I have ever seen on a television) has more than earned the criticism that has come her way!

crewman31
Jul 12th, 2005, 04:21 AM
leave alex alone i love here game and she can improve she just has to want to

TF Chipmunk
Jul 12th, 2005, 04:24 AM
off topic, but on one of my tennis games, I think its WTA Tour Tennis? Alex is on there & as a cpu player she is the hardest to beat. She serves bombs every time & is one of the best players on the game....how ironic :lol: considering Serena, Lindsay, Kim, Martina & Elena are all on there too ;)
:lol: I think you need to work on your skills ;) She is definitely NOT one of the hardest to beat :p

Tripp
Jul 12th, 2005, 04:30 AM
The girl just rocks. So self-confident :cool: Her mom's a big mess, though.

Paneru
Jul 12th, 2005, 04:51 AM
Lexy isn't all that bad.

She's hung around with Venus & Serena
a lot. Last time I saw her she was shopping
with Venus last year at Fred Segals.

Venus did say once that
she was a spoiled brat. :lol:

Brooks.
Jul 12th, 2005, 05:37 AM
A computer screen has nothing to do with it, I will be more than happy to judge other people's looks from anywhere I would like to do so :wavey:

But I'm not being an ass for no reason, Stevenson, what with her arrogance, mother, and disgusting game (easily the most brutish, thoughtless game that I have ever seen on a television) has more than earned the criticism that has come her way!

1. It's not right for u to use Alex's mother against Alex herself. Alex was not the one who made the comments about the lesbians on tour.

2. What's wrong with being confident in your tennis game. Why are players like Santangelo, Pin, Loit, etc. destined to be top 40 players at best? It is because that do not really believe that they can be top players. If Alex has that belief then more power to her.

3. Her game is not brutish and I dont know where the hell you are getting this from. She has a great serve (perhaps one of the best on tour), a good forehand, and a pretty weak one-handed backhand. She does go for broke a lot in matches but if you are going to call her game brutish then what the hell do you have to say for players like Lucic. :confused:

Doggy
Jul 12th, 2005, 05:40 AM
I like Alexandra Stevenson a lot.

Cam'ron Giles
Jul 12th, 2005, 06:19 AM
Yeah boo, and you just "fell" on that guy's dick last night....

Uh...who told...:mad: I was young and needed the money? I'm just going through a phase? I was tricked? I was drunk and they took advantage of me? :scared: :bolt:

SM
Jul 12th, 2005, 06:42 AM
Leave Alex alone!

I like her game. She does NOT lack talent. She is one of the few WTA players who can hit a good, reliable first and second serve, can volley , and has variety on the backhand (slice and topspin one handeR). She can play all the shots but tends to play a bit brainless and rely too much on her power as she has soo much of it, and why not if it helped her make the wimby semis and she did beat Jen TWICE in one particular (2002 i think)....i saw one of her wins over Jen at adidas in person and she did very well!

she has top 20 talent for sure, if she could get her fitness up and play alot more...maybe one day, stranger things happen..

SM
Jul 12th, 2005, 06:45 AM
her game reminds me a bit of alicia molik

Paneru
Jul 12th, 2005, 06:47 AM
Here's two pics of Lexy w/Venus last
year at Fred Segal's and Lexy doesn't
look fat to me.

http://www.worldofvenus.net/gallery/data/media/95/036.jpg
http://www.worldofvenus.net/gallery/data/media/95/030.jpg

mlq1986
Jul 12th, 2005, 07:17 AM
:) nope Alexandra doesnt look phat or fat in that picture she looks like she has mumps though :lol:

as for lindsay kicking her bag across the locker room you go girl :toothy:

but I dont blame Alex as you learn values from your mother and she seems a v biggoted individual :cuckoo:

Cam'ron Giles
Jul 12th, 2005, 12:57 PM
Here's two pics of Lexy w/Venus last
year at Fred Segal's and Lexy doesn't
look fat to me.

http://www.worldofvenus.net/gallery/data/media/95/036.jpg
http://www.worldofvenus.net/gallery/data/media/95/030.jpg (http://www.worldofvenus.net/gallery/data/media/95/030.jpg)


Damn...Venus looks good in those pics...:drool:

sarza
Jul 12th, 2005, 01:48 PM
i like Alex :D

Volcana
Jul 12th, 2005, 02:39 PM
twisted2perfection - Understand that some of the answers you've read so far come from Stevenson haters. Don't make the mistake of thinking there wasn't beauty to Stevenson's game, when it was on, or that she didn't have talent. She beat Capriati at Sydney in 2002. Two weeks later, Jen was OZ champ. The 'book' on Stevenson.

Big hitter off both sides
Big serve
Had a lot of shots (slice, topspin, a dropper)
Couldn't build a point to save her soul, against against top players.
1999, came to prominence by making the Wimbledon semis from qualifying
Had a big power, and, early in career, some movement.
During career, beat top tenners Schett, Capriati, Hantuchova, Dokic
Career high ranking #18
Made a couple finas in 2002, but never won a wta event.
Main problem was not being able to keep weight off
Hit everything as hard as she could, especially post 2002, when she started gaining weight
I have only heard bits and pieces of her behavior on the WTA tour, and and it has not all been good :lol: I was wondering if some one could fill me in on her behavior on the tour
There was nothing bad about her 'behaviour'. She was a staggeringly ordinary teen and a staggeringly ordinary young adult with famous father who played a high profile sport. But she didn't insult other players or fans, or kick puppies( i have heard that her former coach was thrown in jailIf it's the guy I'm thinking of that's true, though it was a former coach. He also was a forner coach of Lindsay Davenport and Pete Sampras, among other.
she is hated by the hole gay WTA population, etc...)That's because her mother made a comment about 'predatory lesbians' in the WTA locker room. Of course Stevenson herself didn't say that, but no point in letting logic and/or reason intrude.

And of course, the whole race angle has some effect, though there's no way to tell how much. She came to prominence at the same time as Venus and Serena, but wasn't as good. As V&S went on to dominate the tour, those (few or many) who really objected to seeing Blacks succeed in the sport found a convenient target in Stevenson.

You can't say she was a very ordinary player, because you don't become one of the top twenty pros in the world by being ordinary. I've always thought she couldn't handle the emotional storm that came with being a minor celebrity, and stuffed that down by eating. And it's very hard to get fat and succeed in the WTA. For one thing, it leads to constant injuries.

Volcana
Jul 12th, 2005, 02:43 PM
Here's two pics of Lexy w/Venus last
year at Fred Segal's and Lexy doesn't
look fat to me.

http://www.worldofvenus.net/gallery/data/media/95/036.jpg
http://www.worldofvenus.net/gallery/data/media/95/030.jpg (http://www.worldofvenus.net/gallery/data/media/95/030.jpg)For a professional tennis player? Yes she does. If that's fat when it's Monica Seles or Magui Serna, it's fat when it's Alexandra Stevenson. For an American girl in her twenties in the USA in 2005 it's pretty ordinary, but we ARE the fattest country in the world.

S-T-E-V-E
Jul 12th, 2005, 02:57 PM
Beating Capriati indoor and in Sydney is definitly not very difficult...

sartrista7
Jul 12th, 2005, 03:06 PM
Big hitter off both sides
Had a lot of shots (slice, topspin, a dropper)
Main problem was not being able to keep weight off

Agree with most of your points on Stevensons'game except these. Her backhand was astonishingly weak, her groundstrokes were very one-dimensional (she had a slice backhand but it wasn't very effective), and her main problem was her on-court attitude and realted (lack of) work ethic, which is also why so many people rejoiced in her losses.

There was nothing bad about her 'behaviour'. She was a staggeringly ordinary teen and a staggeringly ordinary young adult with famous father who played a high profile sport. But she didn't insult other players or fans, or kick puppies

She's one of the few players who has actually openly insulted other players in interviews. She called Davenport "flabby", Hingis "a dork", and said that seeing Martinez naked (in a locker room, for chrissakes) was "disgusting". She made allegations of racism against Sidot and Cocheteux which were never, ever backed up: the WTA did in fact investigate her claims, and found both Sidot and Cocheteux innocent. Unsurprising given the flaws and inconsistencies in Stevenson's story. There were also several eye-witness reports of Stevenson and her team trash-talking Kournikova at a California tournament one year prior to a first round match, which Stevenson eventually lost 0-6 1-6.

Her attitude lost her several fans, though. Everyone who saw her play in person throughout her career was left with a bad impression of her due to the fact that she consistently whined, sulked, was stroppy and ungracious, and on several occasions refused to shake her opponent's or the umpire's hand. Basically, she had massive entitlement issues. Of course, this doesn't make her a bad person. But it made her a bad player, and not someone you want to cheer for.

As V&S went on to dominate the tour, those (few or many) who really objected to seeing Blacks succeed in the sport found a convenient target in Stevenson.

It strikes me that anyone who objected to blacks succeeding in the sport would have not minded Stevenson.

You can't say she was a very ordinary player, because you don't become one of the top twenty pros in the world by being ordinary. I've always thought she couldn't handle the emotional storm that came with being a minor celebrity, and stuffed that down by eating.

The trouble was her mindset that she deserved to become a celebrity. From day one, she made no secret about the fact that she wanted to be a star - comapring herself to Jennifer Lopez at one point :tape: - and sought publicity at every turn. The truth was, she should never have been any more famous than, for example, Silvija Talaja or Clarisa Fernandez. And she was never going to have better careers than them, either.

Experimentee
Jul 12th, 2005, 03:18 PM
Alex isnt as bad as they say. She was young at the time all these things were said and done, and was under the influence of her crazy mother. Most of the things people hate her for is what her mother has said or done, which isnt fair at all. Then they have a negative attitude towards her, which made all her subsequent behaviour seem worse. In reality a lot of players say the sort of things she did.

She was not a bad player either. She reached top 20 in the world and was one win away from making the YEC. She was at her best on fast surfaces, and had several wins over Capriati including a 6-1 6-1 thrashing. Her power game was similar to what most young players have today, and she had a great serve.

bovina_forever
Jul 12th, 2005, 06:03 PM
I found this article about her and Myskina.

No Love Lost
By Jason Sankey

The second day of tennis saw two rivals battling it out in a ‘grudge’ match. Alexandra Stevenson, who may have lost to Anastasia Myskina in their last meeting told local media she was in fact ‘a better player’; Anastasia seemed up for the challenge even with an injured right shoulder – perhaps this match meant more than a place in the semi-finals against Chanda Rubin: “I really don’t like her… and she doesn’t like me either.”

Nerves took hold of the first few games with both players making several unforced errors. Stevenson’s forehand troubled her, hitting several ground strokes long of the baseline. But Anastasia also struggled with her forehand and her serve throughout the first set, having to run around her forehand to use her flat but effective double-handed backhand. Slowly, Stevenson managed to find her rhythm and took control of the set, attacking the weak serve of Anastasia and forcing the set to a tie-break.

A crucial miss-hit smash at 4-5 down in the tie-break gave Stevenson two set points, which she grabbed, taking the first set 7-6.
The second set saw the players settling down a little – the aggression from off the court slowly faded and the real tennis began. Anastasia’s shoulder may still have been troubling her but she could have fooled any spectator. She was determined to win, refusing to let her strong arm let her down – she took the second set 6-4, forcing the match into a deciding set, not letting down the enthusiastic fans.

Myskina saved four break-points at 1-1in the final set, her backhand down-the-line proving too much for the tiring Stevenson. A slight drizzle scared the crowds for a moment, Stevenson almost ready to throw in the towel to an angry Myskina, who was beginning to find her rhythm perfectly. Play continued to the cheers of the crowd and Myskina broke immediately with a powerful backhand passing shot. The frustrated, mumbling Stevenson had obviously been effected by the pivotal weather change, her concentration lapse causing her to hit an easy cross-court forehand wide. Myskina took the double break, 5-1, and served her way to three match points.

After a lengthy 1h 45mins, Myskina finally nailed a backhand drive down the line, clenching her fist to the crowds, and perhaps also to her opponent – this is my match!

Paneru
Jul 12th, 2005, 06:10 PM
For a professional tennis player? Yes she does. If that's fat when it's Monica Seles or Magui Serna, it's fat when it's Alexandra Stevenson. For an American girl in her twenties in the USA in 2005 it's pretty ordinary, but we ARE the fattest country in the world.

Who cares, she's not fat.

Her build and body is no worse than
the likes of a Pierce or Capriati.

Volcana
Jul 12th, 2005, 06:20 PM
the WTA did in fact investigate her claims, and found both Sidot and Cocheteux innocent.The WTA didn't find them 'innocent'. They found they couldn't prove Stevenson's account was true. Actually, more to the point, they could't prove racism was themotivating factor. That was the 'knocking the hat off her mother's head' thing. The incident WAS found to have happened. The motivation was what remianed in dispute.Everyone who saw her play in person throughout her career was left with a bad impression of her due to the fact that she consistently whined, sulked, was stroppy and ungracious, and on several occasions refused to shake her opponent's or the umpire's hand.I saw her play in person, and saw none of this behaviour.
The truth was, she should never have been any more famous than, for example, Silvija Talaja or Clarisa Fernandez.That's absurd. She was famous because her father was. True of many people. (Nancy Sinatra comes to mind.) Of course she should have been more famous than Fernandez.And she was never going to have better careers than them, either.Actually, Stevenson's career was measurably better than Fernandez'. She beat more high ranked players, and had a higher career-high ranking. Fernandez never made it to the top twenty. (I admit that surprises me.)

frenchie
Jul 12th, 2005, 07:16 PM
I found this article about her and Myskina.

No Love Lost
By Jason Sankey

The second day of tennis saw two rivals battling it out in a ‘grudge’ match. Alexandra Stevenson, who may have lost to Anastasia Myskina in their last meeting told local media she was in fact ‘a better player’; Anastasia seemed up for the challenge even with an injured right shoulder – perhaps this match meant more than a place in the semi-finals against Chanda Rubin: “I really don’t like her… and she doesn’t like me either.”

Nerves took hold of the first few games with both players making several unforced errors. Stevenson’s forehand troubled her, hitting several ground strokes long of the baseline. But Anastasia also struggled with her forehand and her serve throughout the first set, having to run around her forehand to use her flat but effective double-handed backhand. Slowly, Stevenson managed to find her rhythm and took control of the set, attacking the weak serve of Anastasia and forcing the set to a tie-break.

A crucial miss-hit smash at 4-5 down in the tie-break gave Stevenson two set points, which she grabbed, taking the first set 7-6.
The second set saw the players settling down a little – the aggression from off the court slowly faded and the real tennis began. Anastasia’s shoulder may still have been troubling her but she could have fooled any spectator. She was determined to win, refusing to let her strong arm let her down – she took the second set 6-4, forcing the match into a deciding set, not letting down the enthusiastic fans.

Myskina saved four break-points at 1-1in the final set, her backhand down-the-line proving too much for the tiring Stevenson. A slight drizzle scared the crowds for a moment, Stevenson almost ready to throw in the towel to an angry Myskina, who was beginning to find her rhythm perfectly. Play continued to the cheers of the crowd and Myskina broke immediately with a powerful backhand passing shot. The frustrated, mumbling Stevenson had obviously been effected by the pivotal weather change, her concentration lapse causing her to hit an easy cross-court forehand wide. Myskina took the double break, 5-1, and served her way to three match points.

After a lengthy 1h 45mins, Myskina finally nailed a backhand drive down the line, clenching her fist to the crowds, and perhaps also to her opponent – this is my match!

Which was this tournament?
I can't remember

Kart
Jul 12th, 2005, 07:48 PM
Haters...:rolleyes:

Alex is hot and the desire of all the tour's predatory lesbians (including your faves). She is a future number one and destined to win more Wimbledons than anyone in history...just watch...:D Plus she will win the 2005 US Open...:bounce:

:worship:

2005 US open bandwagon is officially up and running :drive:.

auntie janie
Jul 12th, 2005, 07:51 PM
She happens to be Dr. J's daughter, although I'm not sure what their relationship is (if there is even one to speak of).

She is his daughter, but they have no relationship. I don't get the impression that she's ever even met him (or his kids, who are of course her half-siblings). She won't answer questions about this topic, and really, why should she? There is nothing to say.

Her odious mother is white, btw.

Berlin_Calling
Jul 12th, 2005, 07:53 PM
When Alex is on (which is like once every 3 years now) she is very nice to watch.

Cam'ron Giles
Jul 12th, 2005, 07:55 PM
When Alex is on (which is like once every 3 years now) she is very nice to watch.

What the hell is that supposed to mean? She is always on...she gets cheated alot...:mad:

Paneru
Jul 12th, 2005, 07:59 PM
Hope Lexy does well this week and
hopefully gets past the 1st rd.

TeamUSA#1
Jul 12th, 2005, 08:02 PM
Alex def. has a great serve, though she does through in a lot of DFs. There really isn't too much to the rest of her game--- no fitness, no strategy. A lot of people see her as a hanger-on to the Williams sisters. She also has said some not so nice shit about other players, which is why she isn't liked in the lockerroom. I think a lot of the public find her annoying, 'cause she is a bit of a braggart--- always talking like she is the next #1, when in fact, she was never all that great..... Plus, didn't she retire in a lot of matches with no apparent injury (never took a time out) just because she was losing--- I know a lot of people bitched about that and the players didn't like it either--- kind of a poor sport....

yukon145
Jul 12th, 2005, 08:02 PM
Alex has yet to win a match at the US Open in how many tries? 5 or 6? she's never gotten out of the first round, maybe you guys should hope for that before calling her champ. i remember when Anna beat Alex 6-0 6-1 in the summer of '02. damn i miss Anna playing well like that.

bovina_forever
Jul 12th, 2005, 08:06 PM
Alex has yet to win a match at the US Open in how many tries? 5 or 6? she's never gotten out of the first round, maybe you guys should hope for that before calling her champ. i remember when Anna beat Alex 6-0 6-1 in the summer of '02. damn i miss Anna playing well like that.
7 trys at the us open.

Cam'ron Giles
Jul 12th, 2005, 08:09 PM
7 trys at the us open.
7 times cheated...:rolleyes: Those matches were on her racquet...:D

Gallofa
Jul 12th, 2005, 08:09 PM
Didn't she want to be a singer? and/or an actress? :D

She's one of the most all-around hilarious players on tour. I will be glad to see her back :D

auntie janie
Jul 12th, 2005, 08:15 PM
Yes, she is still saying she wants to sing on Broadway. :lol:

I didn't mind her too much till she dissed Lindsay and Martina H. in ESPN Magazine. For a chunky girl like her to dare to mock Lindsay's weight (and Lindsay was already fit and trim then) was a bit much for me. :p

j_dementieva27
Jul 12th, 2005, 08:16 PM
here is my two cents:

i saw her play live last year at the us open, it was the last match that i stayed for in the day... she was playing ruano pascual, and she was playing very well, well that is, when it was on her serve: here is how i would rate her game

serve: A (its her biggest weapon by far)
forehand: B+ (second biggest weapon)
backhand: C (she missed so many backhands, especially on the backhand return, ruano picked up on this and served to the backhand every time)
volley: B- (average to a little above arevage)
movement: D (girl needs to get in shape... she tended to blast the ball from ridiculous positions on the court and miss by 10 feet)
returns: C (see above)
variety: B+ (her backhand slice mixed with flat forehand makes a lovely game to watch)

oh yeah.. and she was surpirisingly pretty in real life... i always thought that she was kind of a beast, she just must not be photogenic

heres hoping that alex will return to tour and play well!

auntie janie
Jul 12th, 2005, 08:21 PM
Doesn't matter if you can volley, if you can't make it up to the net in time! ;)

bovina_forever
Jul 12th, 2005, 09:19 PM
She is his daughter, but they have no relationship. I don't get the impression that she's ever even met him (or his kids, who are of course her half-siblings). She won't answer questions about this topic, and really, why should she? There is nothing to say.

Her odious mother is white, btw.
I just found a article on her it said that her mothers friends took her to go see him(because she did not want to see him) at a autograph signing and he ignored her.

Becool
Jul 12th, 2005, 09:59 PM
Go Alex!
Let's win the US Open baby! Woo-hoo!

bovina_forever
Jul 12th, 2005, 10:08 PM
Go Alex!
Let's win the US Open baby! Woo-hoo!
She first has to get past the first round. :p