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New_balls_please
Feb 11th, 2006, 06:24 PM
So similar!!! :eek: :eek:
Alexandra:



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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 :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:




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).

Karolina:

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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.

From WTA tour:

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.

Wiggly
Feb 11th, 2006, 07:23 PM
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 :tape:

But Karaloina have a much better win-loss record :)

tennismaster8820
Feb 11th, 2006, 07:28 PM
Stevenson was better! I am so mad at these two players!!!!

New_balls_please
Feb 11th, 2006, 07:30 PM
I am so mad at these two players!!!!

Me too...

Brooks.
Feb 11th, 2006, 07:33 PM
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

skanky~skanketta
Feb 11th, 2006, 07:41 PM
well, sprem is still playing so...

jonny84
Feb 11th, 2006, 07:45 PM
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!

roxi
Feb 11th, 2006, 08:01 PM
Karolina!!! She's only 21!!!! But she has excellant win-loss record, and she's almost year and half in big slump!!!

~Carsten~
Feb 11th, 2006, 08:02 PM
Karolina will win!

Orion
Feb 11th, 2006, 09:13 PM
Stevenson has the more explosive game, Karolina has the capability for consistency. Also, Sprem is a lot more pleasant as a personality.

croat123
Feb 11th, 2006, 09:24 PM
and sprem is still playing on the main tour :o

frenchie
Feb 11th, 2006, 09:27 PM
and sprem is still playing on the main tour :o

unfortunately not for a long time if she continues to have such bad results like this week :sad:

Babolatpro880
Feb 11th, 2006, 09:28 PM
If Stevenson keeps playing she'll have a losing record in no time :o

WhatTheDeuce
Feb 11th, 2006, 09:32 PM
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 :hearts: More explosive serve, maybe. Alex had one of the BEST serves when she was in form.

LefandePatty
Feb 11th, 2006, 11:21 PM
Alexandra for sure ! :rocker2:

Volcana
Feb 12th, 2006, 12:20 AM
Wow. That is EERIE.

Stevenson has had the better results, no doubt, but Sprem still has time to recover her game. I'm afraid Alewx is done. She's way overweight, and has been for years. And she was still playing, at least while she was ever on TV, that go-for-broke, all-or-nothing style, that even the most successful of the big hitters abandonned.

CrossCourt~Rally
Feb 12th, 2006, 12:25 AM
unfortunately not for a long time if she continues to have such bad results like this week :sad:

Well she won a match today and is WELL INSIDE the top 100 with no injuries ( unlike alex) with very little points to defend for the rest of the year....so..she is good to go on main tour for awhile ... :bounce:

croat123
Feb 12th, 2006, 12:30 AM
well, she's safe until miami, she has fourth round points to defend there AND she has to start in qualifying
it's gonna be tough

ae wowww
Feb 12th, 2006, 08:54 AM
I'd boost either :D

Gunter
Feb 12th, 2006, 08:55 AM
Karolina will be better :p

geoepee
Feb 12th, 2006, 09:22 AM
Karolina will be better :p
The question's not who will be better in the future,....

For as much as people want to slag on Stevenson, she's scored victories against top players like Dokic, Coetzer, Capriati, Hantuchova, Myskina, Dementieva, Schett, ASV, Halard-Decugis, Dechy, Schett, Zvonereva, Likhotseva....

Karolina's future appears to be very promising, but I think that Stevenson has been better overall (at this point in Sprem's career at least)...

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Feb 12th, 2006, 09:55 AM
im saying sprem cause i feel she has the better game both very up and down and id like to see them both back to there best then id think stevenson would be the better player.

Ballbasher
Feb 12th, 2006, 09:58 AM
Alex,but I think both can come back to Top50 at least.
Alex had lots of problems with injuries and her weight :sad:

So Disrespectful
Feb 12th, 2006, 09:59 AM
I miss Alexandra :sad:

BMP
Feb 12th, 2006, 11:01 AM
I wonder how Alexandra is doing now. I haven't followed her career that much, but recently I read some stuff about her, and remembered watching some matches feat. her, so now I'm wondering how she is, whether she's going to recover and return to the same level... I wish her good luck.

Ballbasher
Feb 12th, 2006, 11:04 AM
She´ll play Las Vegas in 2 weeks I think ;)

cheyk
Feb 12th, 2006, 11:05 AM
I vote Karolia, and she can still make a comeback :)

flyingmachine
Feb 12th, 2006, 11:08 AM
There's only one Karolina. :worship:

New_balls_please
Feb 12th, 2006, 01:06 PM
For as much as people want to slag on Stevenson, she's scored victories against top players like Dokic, Coetzer, Capriati, Hantuchova, Myskina, Dementieva, Schett, ASV, Halard-Decugis, Dechy, Schett, Zvonereva, Likhotseva....




... and Dominique van roost in Australia 2000 (She was top 15, I think)

Babolatpro880
Feb 12th, 2006, 01:38 PM
Karolina has also been past the second round of a major more than once.

Farina Elia Fan
Feb 12th, 2006, 01:40 PM
both could be top 50 players

GoDominique
Feb 12th, 2006, 03:06 PM
... and Dominique van roost in Australia 2000 (She was top 15, I think)
Alex beat Dominique once but that was in Birmingham 1999. :p

Paldias
Feb 12th, 2006, 03:19 PM
:o If those two played every point would be an error :tape:

Becool
Feb 12th, 2006, 05:50 PM
I vote Karolia, and she can still make a comeback :)

And who said Alexandra can't?
Please..