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whyme225
Apr 14th, 2008, 06:05 PM
Stevenson sets down Schruff, makes field
The Post and Courier
Monday, April 14, 2008
Philip M. Bowman


Like many 27-year-old women, all Alexandra Stevenson wants to do is shop.

But first she'll have to win a Grand Slam event.

'Let's put it this way: Girls like to shop and I can't wait to go shopping,' Stevenson said Sunday after reaching the main draw of the Family Circle Cup with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over No. 2 seed Julia Schruff at the Althea Gibson Court. 'I haven't been shopping in about four years. I can go shopping when I win Wimbledon. I have to win a Grand Slam before I shop.'

Playing professional tennis can mean big paychecks. Stevenson has earned more than $1.3 million in her career, but most of that came before she suffered a serious shoulder injury in 2003 that ultimately forced her to miss three years on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour.

Trying to jumpstart a career can be expensive. Playing in a tournament such as the Family Circle Cup can cost a player $2,000-$3,000 a week depending on the cost of a plane ticket, hotel room and some modest meals. Playing in Europe can be even more expensive because of a weak dollar. Stevenson's winnings this year are a paltry $3,118, but that amount will grow with a good showing this week. Still, do the math and you'll see why Stevenson and her mother, Samantha, work to make ends meet.

Stevenson, who reached the Wimbledon semifinals in 1999, was ranked No. 18 in the world in 2002, picking up paychecks and endorsement fees from sponsors Nike and Dunlop. But the injury halted her career for three years after she underwent surgery on Sept. 21, 2004. Nike and Dunlop weren't interested in renewing contracts, and Stevenson even dipped into her savings account and tapped her IRA to make ends meet while she was inactive and on the mend.

'I even had to buy my shoes,' she said. 'I called up adidas and asked for shoes, and they said I had to pay for them. I had to go to my local super-sports store. They ordered a few for me and gave me a discount.'

Sunday's victory was impressive as Stevenson, the daughter of basketball legend Julius Erving, continued to play well on clay. She'll earn at least $3,455 this week. Of course, the top prize of $196,000 would be nice.

'This win today was very important because it was tough out here and I need to make some money,' said Stevenson, who turned pro in 1999. 'I have to pay my bills. It's just not about tennis. It's about surviving. Each match I win, I can survive a little more, move up in the rankings and get my career back.'

Money is important. But returning to the top of the tennis world is equally as important. A return to the top is proving to be grueling physically and mentally.

First there was the recovery.

She spent the first year getting the motion back in her shoulder. She spent the second year working on motion and strength. The third year entailed working on motion, strength and endurance.

'The pain, you actually feel, it's worse than giving birth, although I don't want to find that out for 10 more years,' Stevenson said. 'You know how many people told me to quit? Thousands. That made me want to come back more.'

She says many people do not remember her. 'They do at airports. I do have to say the black population has my back, because at airports they'll come up and say, 'When are you coming back. We want you back.' '

She will also hear, 'That's Dr. J's kid.'

'That kind of ticks me off,' Stevenson said. 'But they don't mean it to be mean. They think it's cool. So I have to understand they think it's cool.'

The trips abroad can be humbling, too. She played in a tournament in Bangalore, India, in March. She described the stadium as a bullfighting arena with three tennis courts.

The scoreboard, near the edge of the court, had a rusty screw sticking out of its side. She chased down a shot and cut her right arm near her surgically repaired shoulder. She had to have a tetanus shot when she returned to the United States.

Now, she's trying to return to the top and the journey has been winding, but worth it.

'I want to win Wimbledon. Another goal, is, I want to build my IRA back up,' Stevenson said.

WhatTheDeuce
Apr 14th, 2008, 06:10 PM
You go, girl! I hope she can nab that Wimbledon title this year. :lol:

QUEENLINDSAY
Apr 14th, 2008, 06:11 PM
wow! very honest and revealing life of a regular WTA pro trying to make it big.
Now wonder, Chinese players needs their government funding as there are only few tournaments back there compared to Europe and USA.

Keaka
Apr 14th, 2008, 06:11 PM
She's playing tennis to get money and go shopping then? :rolls:

frontier
Apr 14th, 2008, 06:17 PM
I hope she reaches at least the top fifty and be able to redeem herself.I remember when she reached the semis at Wimbledon she was the most unlikely semi-finalist with her pigtails,I remember she had a very big serve and blew everybody away to reach the semis.I am sure this win has given her confidence and hope she gets to play at the French Open this year as a wild card.

tae04
Apr 14th, 2008, 06:19 PM
She is so gullible.

LCS
Apr 14th, 2008, 06:21 PM
She won't win Wimbledon as long as Brie Whitehead is around, sorry. :lol:

Direwolf
Apr 14th, 2008, 06:22 PM
Thousands of people told her to quit...

why would they do that??
why does she want to be around these people
who tells her to quit??

Havok
Apr 14th, 2008, 06:25 PM
I really don't.

Elenarulez
Apr 14th, 2008, 06:25 PM
Maybe she thinks she is only talented in playing tennis ...

JAMESYBABY!
Apr 14th, 2008, 06:25 PM
i really dont think she will win wimbledon,,, maybe the 50k in gb on grass not wimbledon :p

Tennisation
Apr 14th, 2008, 06:27 PM
Thousands of people told her to quit...

why would they do that??
why does she want to be around these people
who tells her to quit??thousands? It can't be that little:lol:

Thkmra
Apr 14th, 2008, 06:27 PM
Don't feel sorry for her at all! Actually after reading this article,

I have a new found respect for her. She seems to be really down to
earth NOW, and knows where her prioities lie, w/o having her head in
the clouds. :worship:

I guess not knowing where your meal is coming day-to-day, will do that to you :tape:

And I won't even lie, and say I wasn't among those dissenters, who
thought she should 'Give it up', but know that I see just how
precarious her situation is, I say Keep on trucking rts:

I love how she said: 'The Black population, has my back'! :lol::lol:

...Oh, but at Bangalore: the court being a bulls ring, with 3 tennis
courts :tape:....Alex you don't bite the few hand that feed
you! :help:

jenny161185
Apr 14th, 2008, 06:51 PM
ha I want to win Wimbledon and go shopping too, who doesnt? I wouldnt exactly feel sorry for her,remember in 2002 when she played Hingis and was talking trash about her and how she was going to beat her then Hingis beat her in town.

Maybe Serena can loan her a few grand? they won a doubles title together once right?

Highlandman
Apr 14th, 2008, 07:17 PM
Hm, Top-100 would be maybe possible to reach again, however much more? I doubt it.

drake3781
Apr 14th, 2008, 07:25 PM
Good details that I like to see. It's important for people to understand what goes into putting this tour together. Most follow only the top players who dont have to worry about finances.

However, I would like to see an accounting of how a 27-year-old has gone through 1.3 million dollars, before I even consider feeling sorry for her.

Helen Lawson
Apr 14th, 2008, 07:27 PM
McDonalds. Lots of McDonalds.

What, like 40% of that was from one tournament, and she probably blew it fast thinking there was more to come.

Just Do It
Apr 14th, 2008, 07:36 PM
'I even had to buy my shoes,' she said. 'I called up adidas and asked for shoes, and they said I had to pay for them.

:hug: She earned around 5k$ already, right ?

:spit: @ people taking Sexy's words of winning wimbledon and shopping seriously.

mirzalover
Apr 14th, 2008, 07:47 PM
Well she just earned 6,775 dollars by making the 2nd dround.

WhatTheDeuce
Apr 14th, 2008, 07:57 PM
:spit: @ people taking Sexy's words of winning wimbledon and shopping seriously.
The sad thing is she's totally serious.

cellophane
Apr 14th, 2008, 08:02 PM
With those quotes Sexy Lexy is really bringing sexy back :drool:

Meteor Shower
Apr 14th, 2008, 08:04 PM
http://quotes4all.net/quote_469.html

cheo23
Apr 14th, 2008, 08:05 PM
Alex why are you such a LIAR??? You are from ORANGE COUNTY and we ALL know you are RICH!!!!

tae04
Apr 14th, 2008, 08:09 PM
Yea I'm pretty sure she thought she'd have plenty of money still coming in when she was healthy. I could see normal bills, daily travel, coaching, hotels, meals, equipment easily eating most of that up over the past 9 years since then.

Just Do It
Apr 14th, 2008, 08:10 PM
The sad thing is she's totally serious.

Was she serious when blogging about McDonalds as well ? :tape:

Carsten
Apr 14th, 2008, 08:12 PM
Alex is so funny :lol: although she doesn't want it :D

young_gunner913
Apr 14th, 2008, 08:16 PM
pfft. win wimbledon? let's see how she does against JJ first. :rolleyes:

new-york
Apr 14th, 2008, 08:20 PM
she meant JUNIOR Wimbledon.;)

WhatTheDeuce
Apr 14th, 2008, 08:45 PM
Was she serious when blogging about McDonalds as well ? :tape:
She blogged about McDonald's? What'd she say?

If she said it tastes good and she eats there too often, I'm sure she was being serious.

drake3781
Apr 14th, 2008, 08:46 PM
Yea I'm pretty sure she thought she'd have plenty of money still coming in when she was healthy. I could see normal bills, daily travel, coaching, hotels, meals, equipment easily eating most of that up over the past 9 years since then.

150K per year? Don't think so.

Something is missing, either a big chunk of savings she actually has, a big splurge or splurges that is are being disclosed, living beyond her means, or some costly mistakes/mismangement.

Declan
Apr 14th, 2008, 09:04 PM
The sad thing is she's totally serious.

Oh, of course she's not!!!
She's an intelligent girl; she knows she isn't Slam-winning material. But she also knows she's much better than her current world ranking indicates, and her injuries have stopped her even trying to prove this over the past few years. Her previous career highlights (Wimbledon semi-final finish; Top Twenty ranking) show that there is a good tennis player beneath all the smart talk and the self-hype. Much of which is tongue-in-cheek anyway!

Helen Lawson
Apr 14th, 2008, 09:08 PM
If she paid taxes on it, that reduces it, although can't she deduct coaching and traveling from the gross prize money. Maybe she spent a few hundred thousand on a condo.

Rocketta
Apr 14th, 2008, 09:20 PM
Anyone can run through 1.3 million dollars in no time.... :shrug:

kittyking
Apr 14th, 2008, 09:21 PM
Great motivation :)

drake3781
Apr 14th, 2008, 09:24 PM
If she paid taxes on it, that reduces it, although can't she deduct coaching and traveling from the gross prize money. Maybe she spent a few hundred thousand on a condo.

Yes, there must have been a big tax bill. :p

I think all tennis-related expenses would be deductible, including travel, coaching, equipment, management, and all fees.

Don't forget, that million should have been generating income, to the tune of $5-10K, per year, if invested properly.

Hope she did buy a condo, and didn't just spend it on a bunch of clothes and shoes and purses.

azinna
Apr 14th, 2008, 09:42 PM
Well, $150,000/year before taxes can go like :snap: for anyone living medium (let's not talk about 'large'). Plus, her mom may not have gone back to her sports-writing job.....But I doubt she's really that overall; there's likely a paid-up residence, with little in the way of liquid capital left over. Not sure why she didn't hit up pops for an allowance...

whyme225
Apr 14th, 2008, 11:19 PM
Good details that I like to see. It's important for people to understand what goes into putting this tour together. Most follow only the top players who dont have to worry about finances.

However, I would like to see an accounting of how a 27-year-old has gone through 1.3 million dollars, before I even consider feeling sorry for her.


She has to eat you know, pay mortgage, pay bills, tuition etc. and she was not winning anything, heck she could not even get out of the qualies. When you keep taking money out of your account and not putting anything back in eventually it will go. How could you guys not understand that is beyond me. Maybe I would forgive you all because of your young age.

Ryan
Apr 14th, 2008, 11:24 PM
Sorry, bills? Doesn't she still live/travel with Satan, aka Samantha Stevenson? Poor girl can't shop, maybe she should get a job she makes money at then. That being said I hope she does well and can regain some form.

faboozadoo15
Apr 14th, 2008, 11:24 PM
Think of it this way-- everytime she plays a tournament that she doesn't do well in, it's as if she went on a vacation. She still has to pay her bills, has expenses, all of that.

1.3 Million could go really quickly. Quite frankly she's lucky she's still afloat and maybe owns her home.

Tennisstar86
Apr 14th, 2008, 11:26 PM
She has to eat you know, pay mortgage, pay bills, tuition etc. and she was not winning anything, heck she could not even get out of the qualies. When you keep taking money out of your account and not putting anything back in eventually it will go. How could you guys not understand that is beyond me. Maybe I would forgive you all because of your young age.

has her father completely cut her off? I dont feel sorry for her...

the only thing i feel sorry for is thinking she can win wimbledon.........the GS that rarely has a one slam wonder and even when it does its great players (novatna and Conchita) not wannabes...

sammy01
Apr 14th, 2008, 11:30 PM
lol at people feeling sorry for her. heaven forbid she would have to get a job and work!!!!!!!!!!!!!111111111111111!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111 11111

Steffica Greles
Apr 15th, 2008, 12:17 AM
I never liked her - very few did.

But you have to admire her for keeping at it. And to win a main draw match after all this time, and after all the rehab she's been through, with only modest achievements (relative to her ambitions) even before the injury, she has done very well.

Well done, Alex.


I'll be rooting for you until you start doing well again.

Justin
Apr 15th, 2008, 12:18 AM
Well, if she sticks to her word, she can kiss shopping goodbye.

crazillo
Apr 15th, 2008, 12:18 AM
Maybe she has finally learned how to be down-to-earth... Keep surviving Alex, but please just barely. Nobody thinks you gonna make it back to the top. This is just unreal goals that she has.

xan
Apr 15th, 2008, 12:28 AM
Amazing how quick these big companies like Nike, Adidas and Dunlop let you down. :(

frontier
Apr 15th, 2008, 12:45 AM
Her father is super rich she obviously gets something from him occasionally.

njnetswill
Apr 15th, 2008, 12:53 AM
I don't understand why Dr. J doesn't help her out? :confused:

faboozadoo15
Apr 15th, 2008, 12:59 AM
I don't understand why Dr. J doesn't help her out? :confused:

1. He probably helps her out to a degree.
2. He probably has like 50 children.
3. Does anyone know how loaded he is?

Renalicious
Apr 15th, 2008, 01:24 AM
Awww Alex. I really do hope she makes the Top 100 sometime soon.

WF4EVER
Apr 15th, 2008, 01:27 AM
She has surprised me with her will to keep on trying. She might have given up because there was never any way she was going to make another Slam SF. That shoulder injury did take quite a chunk of time out of her career but at least, despite all the retiring when she was getting her ass kicked in Qualies, she still kept on trying.

I hope she stays healthy and can continue to compete and make some decent money out of what's left of her tennis career.

DOUBLEFIST
Apr 15th, 2008, 04:40 AM
Thousands of people told her to quit...

why would they do that??
why does she want to be around these people
who tells her to quit??

You must not spend enough time on these boards.

Don't feel sorry for her at all! Actually after reading this article,

I have a new found respect for her...

Agreed. I actually proud of her. She's faced some serious life adversity and refuses to back down. I LOVE that! I think her personalities a bit jacked, but I still like her- even if she wouldn't shake my hand. :lol:

Alex why are you such a LIAR??? You are from ORANGE COUNTY and we ALL know you are RICH!!!!

La jolla, actually, which is in San Diego county. Right now she may be living in the Encino area.

Actually 150k a year in Cali is middle class money- especially divided between two people. The cost of living here is ridiculous. Add on top of that all the travel and training expenses and, I'm sure, wasteful spending- foolishly thinking that the tennis gravy train was gonna keep on rollin'- and you have a serious financial crisis brewing.

darrinbaker00
Apr 15th, 2008, 04:49 AM
I don't understand why Dr. J doesn't help her out? :confused:
Because Alex is an adult, that's why.

Tennisstar86
Apr 15th, 2008, 04:49 AM
Amazing how quick these big companies like Nike, Adidas and Dunlop let you down. :(

ummm.... she hasnt won a main draw match in a while before today. you really expect them to keep throwin free stuff her way?

Jenin fan
Apr 15th, 2008, 05:22 AM
'I want to win Wimbledon. Another goal, is, I want to build my IRA back up,' Stevenson said.

Well, at least one of her goals is realistic, that is if she finds something that she is good at or improves a lot more. Either way, good luck. :)

ay19
Apr 15th, 2008, 05:58 AM
I think it's just plain impossible to be debating on how much money she still should have left over of that 1.3 million..come on guys you can hardly have a clue about what costs she has to make all the time, let alone about the kind of relationship (if any) with her dad..all I can say is I don't think she and her mom would be working besides her tennis if she didn't REALLY nessicarily needed to! I think she'd MUCH rather spend that time working on her game..And I'm sure that being on tour (especially like Alex, who I think played alot more abroad then the average player ranked around 400) costs more than you can imagine, so 150000 a year without hardly any income isn't actually that much!

Besides that: why take everything she says so seriously? It's so obviously tongue-in-cheek! You don't think she learned anything of those 5+ very meagre years she has had? And about that Wimbledon thing: is it forbidden to dream? At least you can't blame a girl for trying really hard ;-)!

esquímaux
Apr 15th, 2008, 07:08 AM
Don't feel sorry, she's tennis cult icon :rocker2:

Jakeev
Apr 15th, 2008, 08:43 AM
Got to admit that was one of the first articles I have read about her in which I haven't wanted to smack her.

But I still feel needs she needs to earn respect on tour not demand it. And further more, the more she talks with her racquet the more I will find my faith in her again.

azza
Apr 15th, 2008, 09:35 AM
Stevenson sets down Schruff, makes field
The Post and Courier
Monday, April 14, 2008
Philip M. Bowman


Like many 27-year-old women, all Alexandra Stevenson wants to do is shop.

But first she'll have to win a Grand Slam event.

'Let's put it this way: Girls like to shop and I can't wait to go shopping,' Stevenson said Sunday after reaching the main draw of the Family Circle Cup with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over No. 2 seed Julia Schruff at the Althea Gibson Court. 'I haven't been shopping in about four years. I can go shopping when I win Wimbledon. I have to win a Grand Slam before I shop.'

Playing professional tennis can mean big paychecks. Stevenson has earned more than $1.3 million in her career, but most of that came before she suffered a serious shoulder injury in 2003 that ultimately forced her to miss three years on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour.

Trying to jumpstart a career can be expensive. Playing in a tournament such as the Family Circle Cup can cost a player $2,000-$3,000 a week depending on the cost of a plane ticket, hotel room and some modest meals. Playing in Europe can be even more expensive because of a weak dollar. Stevenson's winnings this year are a paltry $3,118, but that amount will grow with a good showing this week. Still, do the math and you'll see why Stevenson and her mother, Samantha, work to make ends meet.

Stevenson, who reached the Wimbledon semifinals in 1999, was ranked No. 18 in the world in 2002, picking up paychecks and endorsement fees from sponsors Nike and Dunlop. But the injury halted her career for three years after she underwent surgery on Sept. 21, 2004. Nike and Dunlop weren't interested in renewing contracts, and Stevenson even dipped into her savings account and tapped her IRA to make ends meet while she was inactive and on the mend.

'I even had to buy my shoes,' she said. 'I called up adidas and asked for shoes, and they said I had to pay for them. I had to go to my local super-sports store. They ordered a few for me and gave me a discount.'

Sunday's victory was impressive as Stevenson, the daughter of basketball legend Julius Erving, continued to play well on clay. She'll earn at least $3,455 this week. Of course, the top prize of $196,000 would be nice.

'This win today was very important because it was tough out here and I need to make some money,' said Stevenson, who turned pro in 1999. 'I have to pay my bills. It's just not about tennis. It's about surviving. Each match I win, I can survive a little more, move up in the rankings and get my career back.'

Money is important. But returning to the top of the tennis world is equally as important. A return to the top is proving to be grueling physically and mentally.

First there was the recovery.

She spent the first year getting the motion back in her shoulder. She spent the second year working on motion and strength. The third year entailed working on motion, strength and endurance.

'The pain, you actually feel, it's worse than giving birth, although I don't want to find that out for 10 more years,' Stevenson said. 'You know how many people told me to quit? Thousands. That made me want to come back more.'

She says many people do not remember her. 'They do at airports. I do have to say the black population has my back, because at airports they'll come up and say, 'When are you coming back. We want you back.' '

She will also hear, 'That's Dr. J's kid.'

'That kind of ticks me off,' Stevenson said. 'But they don't mean it to be mean. They think it's cool. So I have to understand they think it's cool.'

The trips abroad can be humbling, too. She played in a tournament in Bangalore, India, in March. She described the stadium as a bullfighting arena with three tennis courts.

The scoreboard, near the edge of the court, had a rusty screw sticking out of its side. She chased down a shot and cut her right arm near her surgically repaired shoulder. She had to have a tetanus shot when she returned to the United States.

Now, she's trying to return to the top and the journey has been winding, but worth it.

'I want to win Wimbledon. Another goal, is, I want to build my IRA back up,' Stevenson said.

lol is this a fake article?

Beat
Apr 15th, 2008, 10:15 AM
'The pain, you actually feel, it's worse than giving birth

wow, at 27 she still sounds like a 13 y.o. some things never change.

Cp6uja
Apr 15th, 2008, 11:21 AM
Her father is super rich she obviously gets something from him occasionally.Some of bad NBA backup bench players which play in average about 5-10 minutes per game TODAY have better $$$ contract than Lexy father (one of biggest NBA superstars from 70's) ever have. He is rich probably, but not even close "super rich" like NBA stars since 90's. And also her surname suggest that her mother is probably not in best relationship with Dr Julius Erving...

But i dont take this her interview too seriously. She is proven "Dramma queen" and been always girls which want some attention. She reach more than 1.300.000 by tournaments prizes and probably similar number of ADV (in 1999 she is one of most promising worlds players and no doubt that she have very good contracts in that time)... No way that tennis coast her more than about 2.500.000 U$D which she reach so far.

Look Los Rios example. She is 33, 15 years on tour, played at more than 250 tournaments so far, and she is still TOP100 - but reach "only" about 700.000$... but i never heard her to complain or cry... actualy even this 700.000 in 15 years (less than 50K per season) in her case is enough to move from Paraguay and live in Miami and at 33 still have motivation to compete and "make money". And what about other girls which never reach TOP200 and still compete (Alex reach TOP20). I dont say that tennis is not expensive sport or that no cases that some girls give her best, works hard, but dont have nothing at end (in terms of profit) from tennis. But Stevenson is not that case and if she is "bankrupt" that is because her wrong off-court/business deccissions from past, or maybe mistakes of her mother (like in Dokic case where Damir spend whole profit and Jelena is now without money).

Rex59
Apr 15th, 2008, 11:34 AM
I don't understand why Dr. J doesn't help her out? :confused:
It was just a one-nighter and doesn't mean there was any intent to bring forth a child. Just one of those things that unintentionally happens, where, in this instance, "Doc" apparently didn't feel the obligation to contribute to the welfare of Alex, since there wasn't any deep "love" for the mother in the first place. It is just another case of an unintended pregnancy taking place after a casual sexual affair. 'Tis not uncommon.

Vulturepova
Apr 15th, 2008, 11:45 AM
Why does she still seem so full of herself? You would think these last few years would have been a humbling experience but instead shes still talking crap about the tournaments that are keeping her slightly afloat. Wasn't Bangalore a Tier 2? Somehow Venus and Serena managed to bear the conditions and play on, even with the fear of rusty nails and other perils.

Since when does it take 3 years to come back from surgery anyway?

sweetpeas
Apr 15th, 2008, 02:23 PM
Some of you people need,a life!So silly.Guess it"s easy, when your at home with mom.That"s life!She trying to live it,just like you!

mirzalover
Apr 15th, 2008, 02:36 PM
It was just a one-nighter and doesn't mean there was any intent to bring forth a child. Just one of those things that unintentionally happens, where, in this instance, "Doc" apparently didn't feel the obligation to contribute to the welfare of Alex, since there wasn't any deep "love" for the mother in the first place. It is just another case of an unintended pregnancy taking place after a casual sexual affair. 'Tis not uncommon.

He helped her out though.

mirzalover
Apr 15th, 2008, 02:38 PM
Why does she still seem so full of herself? You would think these last few years would have been a humbling experience but instead shes still talking crap about the tournaments that are keeping her slightly afloat. Wasn't Bangalore a Tier 2? Somehow Venus and Serena managed to bear the conditions and play on, even with the fear of rusty nails and other perils.

Since when does it take 3 years to come back from surgery anyway?

NO. It can take 3 years to come back from surgery.

Vulturepova
Apr 15th, 2008, 02:48 PM
NO. It can take 3 years to come back from surgery.

It wasnt? I was fairly sure it was this year.
Admittedly I dont know much about surgery, it just seems like a long time. Im not sure how serious the injury was though.

mirzalover
Apr 15th, 2008, 03:00 PM
It wasnt? I was fairly sure it was this year.
Admittedly I dont know much about surgery, it just seems like a long time. Im not sure how serious the injury was though.

I thought Bangalore was a tier 3.:confused:

DOUBLEFIST
Apr 15th, 2008, 03:14 PM
Some of bad NBA backup bench players which play in average about 5-10 minutes per game TODAY have better $$$ contract than Lexy father (one of biggest NBA superstars from 70's) ever have. He is rich probably, but not even close "super rich" like NBA stars since 90's. ...

Actually, Dr. J is a VERY wealthy man. For many years after the NBA (and maybe to this day) He owned a coke distributership- a very large one. He also had other successful business endeavors. So..., yeah, he's quite rich.

Anyhow..., on the money thing. Before any caculations are made about how much she had, you also have to subtract 30 to 40 percent from the figure for taxes, an additional 10 percent for agent, another 15 percent for management. Now, since her mother's her coach, it's probably a more expensive proposition than it would be if that wasn't the case. A regular coach, you just pay whatever fee you negotiated. With Mom as coach (who damn near NEVER lets her out of her sight :rolleyes: ) you're constantly addressing her living expenses-24/7.

So, all in all, I would say (oh and I didn't even calculate publicist fees which I'm sure she had at one time or another) you can safely cut in HALF whatever that figure was. 1.3mil or something like that. :shrug:

Vulturepova
Apr 15th, 2008, 03:39 PM
I thought Bangalore was a tier 3.:confused:

It was a 2, but it used to be a 3 and was only upgraded at the beginning of the year. I wasnt even sure:lol:

MrSerenaWilliams
Apr 15th, 2008, 03:48 PM
:awww: that was touching :hug:

I didn't know she was Julius Erving's daughter though :eek:

Andy T
Apr 15th, 2008, 03:57 PM
Stevenson sets down Schruff, makes field
The Post and Courier
Monday, April 14, 2008
Philip M. Bowman



'I even had to buy my shoes,' she said. 'I called up adidas and asked for shoes, and they said I had to pay for them. I had to go to my local super-sports store. They ordered a few for me and gave me a discount.'




Oh my, she even had to buy her own tennis shoes. How humbling.:rolleyes:

~Eclipsed~
Apr 15th, 2008, 04:22 PM
It wasnt? I was fairly sure it was this year.
Admittedly I dont know much about surgery, it just seems like a long time. Im not sure how serious the injury was though.

Well you should have done your research, then before calling her out on it.:rolleyes:

She had shoulder surgery(similiar to Jennifer Capriati's i believe). Coincidence that it's taking her so long to comeback as well. This surgery was to repair a labral tear which required muscle endurance training(similiar to a baseball player's rehabilitation for this problem) and takes years to rehab from that type of surgery. According to this article, it explains the constant retirements.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandra_Stevenson

matty
Apr 15th, 2008, 06:09 PM
If she can earn a decent living for as long as she can AND she is doing what she loves- then good for her! I bet there's a lot of us here that would enjoy that lifestyle.

AcesHigh
Apr 15th, 2008, 06:49 PM
Poor Alex.. she might have to work like a normal person :sad:

Jakeev
Apr 15th, 2008, 06:54 PM
Great post that could be an entirely different thread. Every player is different and how one spends their money is gonna be different the next. Problem with Alex at least is that she is not even going deep in draws (I think she did in one event last year) of just Challenger events. Rossanna at least has had consistent results the past few years.

Alex has got to be getting cash from some source if she can afford to lose early in events.

Paneru
Apr 15th, 2008, 06:56 PM
If she can earn a decent living for as long as she can AND she is doing what she loves- then good for her! I bet there's a lot of us here that would enjoy that lifestyle.

ITA!

OrdinaryfoolisNJ
Apr 15th, 2008, 06:58 PM
It was just a one-nighter and doesn't mean there was any intent to bring forth a child. Just one of those things that unintentionally happens, where, in this instance, "Doc" apparently didn't feel the obligation to contribute to the welfare of Alex, since there wasn't any deep "love" for the mother in the first place. It is just another case of an unintended pregnancy taking place after a casual sexual affair. 'Tis not uncommon.

I wonder if he provided his own condom and took responsibility for birth control, or just relied on the women (dumb thing to do).

Whether or not the intention was a one night stand, there is always the possibility of pregnancy when one has sex, and one has to be prepared to be responsible. Today in the United States, fathers can no longer walk away from their offspring and not support them. If you play you gotta be prepared to pay.

Helen Lawson
Apr 15th, 2008, 07:00 PM
Great post that could be an entirely different thread. Every player is different and how one spends their money is gonna be different the next. Problem with Alex at least is that she is not even going deep in draws (I think she did in one event last year) of just Challenger events. Rossanna at least has had consistent results the past few years.

Alex has got to be getting cash from some source if she can afford to lose early in events.

Maybe she's hooking on the side with "Kristen" or has her own pay porno-site--no lesbians members allowed!

Helen Lawson
Apr 15th, 2008, 07:01 PM
I wonder if he provided his own condom and took responsibility for birth control, or just relied on the women (dumb thing to do).

Whether or not the intention was a one night stand, there is always the possibility of pregnancy when one has sex, and one has to be prepared to be responsible. Today in the United States, fathers can no longer walk away from their offspring and not support them. If you play you gotta be prepared to pay.

She went to the most expensive prep school in San Diego, I think he was providing at least some support.

Philbo
Apr 15th, 2008, 09:08 PM
I never liked her - very few did.

But you have to admire her for keeping at it. And to win a main draw match after all this time, and after all the rehab she's been through, with only modest achievements (relative to her ambitions) even before the injury, she has done very well.

Well done, Alex.


I'll be rooting for you until you start doing well again.

lol - totally agree :worship:

Dodoboy.
Apr 15th, 2008, 09:11 PM
She is not going to be shopping for a while then!

OrdinaryfoolisNJ
Apr 15th, 2008, 09:13 PM
She went to the most expensive prep school in San Diego, I think he was providing at least some support.

My comments were directed towards what the other wrote in general. But there's some reason why she seems to even have issues with his name being mentioned (per the article). Either lack of paternal involvement or being poisoned some other way.

In any case, I wish her well in her tennis (although, I think she'll not "shop again" if she'll only do so when she wins a Grand Slam!).

Tennisstar86
Apr 15th, 2008, 09:58 PM
My comments were directed towards what the other wrote in general. But there's some reason why she seems to even have issues with his name being mentioned (per the article). Either lack of paternal involvement or being poisoned some other way.

In any case, I wish her well in her tennis (although, I think she'll not "shop again" if she'll only do so when she wins a Grand Slam!).

i think thats more of her being full of herself... doesnt want to be the girl of Dr J. but her celebrity in her own right....

Becool
Apr 15th, 2008, 10:14 PM
Don't feel sorry, she's tennis cult icon :rocker2:
yeah she is!

go alex!

and lets beat Janko :kiss:

~Eclipsed~
Apr 15th, 2008, 11:23 PM
I know her plan to go shopping is a little far fetched.

But can't a bitch dream?:lol:

I still root for her beyond her delusional side. Besides her delusional statements are an enertaining read.:yeah:

njnetswill
Apr 16th, 2008, 12:24 AM
She went to the most expensive prep school in San Diego, I think he was providing at least some support.

Eeew The Bishop's School? :tape:

CoryAnnAvants#1
Apr 16th, 2008, 04:37 AM
Even though 1.3 million sounds like a lot, 30% tax and five years of doing basically nothing income wise will eat that up damn quick.

It costs about $100,000 a year to travel on tour with a coach (or in this case, her mom). I know for a fact that Alexandra also sold her house at Bolletieri's (which she bought after the semi showing at Wimbledon) in order to continue on financing her tennis career.

pittsburghsteely
Apr 16th, 2008, 08:09 AM
Eeew The Bishop's School? :tape:

Andrew Cunanan graduated from The Bishop's School