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spiceboy
Jul 12th, 2008, 11:13 PM
The girl has completely gone nuts. She even gives us a beutiful poem she wrote :haha:

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/blog/index?entryID=3478174&name=stevenson_alexandra

The journey continues
Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Posted by Alexandra Stevenson

Editor's note: Alexandra Stevenson, a Wimbledon semifinalist in 1999, has been out of the game for a prolonged period of time while rehabbing a shoulder injury. Stevenson has pronounced herself healthy this year and is vying to get back into the game.


I wish it were easier to get back to the top of women's tennis. It's not. I played in Boston last week in a $50,000 Challenger Series event.


A good comparison for Challengers is probably Single A baseball. It's bad food, old locker rooms, small towels, cheap hotels, a change of surface and mostly friendly volunteers. Double A and Triple A would be too nice to compare. I know, I've thrown the first pitch at a few minor league ballparks.

I've spilled a lot of tears in Challengers trying to come back. In Challengers, tennis clubs around the world find sponsors and put on the tournaments for players to work on ranking points and their game. It's under the umbrella of the International Tennis Federation. You pay for your hotel, airfare, coaching, food, stringing, entry fee and any additional expenses.

You might associate Challengers with Andre Agassi. He was 144th in the world and used Challengers to get back into playing shape. I had a longer way to go -- I was ranked in the 900s. Let's face it: Being 18th in the world and turning 23 years old was the perfect way to bring my game to the top. But now, even though I am still 20-something, the journey back brings so much more angst.


The major problem at the Challenger level is the lack of licensed physical therapists. On the WTA Tour, the sports science staff is superior in credentials and physical-therapy treatments. WTA trainers will find a way to make your body parts work on the court. I strained my adductor (hip muscle) and hamstring at Wimbledon in my second match of qualifying, when I slipped on the grass during a mild rain shower. The adductor acted up in Boston during my quarterfinal match in the second set. I lost the ability to explode off my left leg. I realized it was going to be tough to continue. I didn't feel strong, my leg had throbbing pain, but I stayed out there and took the loss.


It's hard to carry on sometimes. The whole time I was trying to grind out that match, my best friend, Kristen -- a New York accountant -- was spending her weekend at the Surf Lodge, a new hot spot for the summer in Montauk, on Long Island. I envied her, because a loss is not my idea of fun.


You have to learn to lose as a tennis player and move on so you can win. I wrote about losing for a poetry class at the University of Colorado. Here it is:




The tennis court is meant to showcase grace and power,
Unstoppable athleticism where the ball sails like a fast-moving car
Impossible shots that skid through the court
For one player there is a final shot missed
A ball that is driven twice as hard as needed
Or a lob that arcs the wrong way across the blue sky
A deep volley that is punched into the loose net

The player can hear her coach trying to draw her through it, the words spinning in her mind
"Move your feet … Bend your knees … Spin it … Chip the returns … Get your first serve in."
Meanwhile, the player lifts her body into one last service motion, stretching her fingertips
The ball slams into the net, empty air beside the player, a last error


A feeling of despair, her muscles twitching
The player's racket dangling by her side
The actress inside forcing a cool appearance on her face
But she is thinking, "My God, not again."


The player wipes her hand on her skirt
Shake the opponent's hand, smile, "Good match."
Look at the boy in the audience with the big yellow ball, his eyes following the player
Place the sunglasses on her face, a shield that keeps the world away
See the crowd push for her attention, the boy swaying in the crush, giving his pen and ball to the player
Sign the big yellow ball for the boy who grins with a million-dollar smile at the player


It's time to wave goodbye, a gesture that is warm, unlike the cold certainty of the match result
Quiet in the locker room, the bags spilling over with clothes, ice packs waiting, players looking the other way
The player affectionately touches her rackets, looking at the strings, remembering the beautiful, rolling strokes
In the pressroom, they sit in rows of gray plastic folding chairs, some are standing, and the cameras are clicking
They ask about the games that got away, not the moment when the big, flat serve went down the middle at 124 mph.
They don't ask about the games that showcase beauty, phenomenal power and grace
Instead, they ask, "Why did you lose?"


Nothing has happened to the player's game. It is still there, a level of excellence that is ready to rise
The tears fall down the player's brown-sunburned cheeks as she looks at strangers looking back at her
It is the easiest of conversations to talk about the constructed points, the fluid abandon that the player feels
But, the crisis of the moment is so deep, that she thinks no further.


Most players don't have a press contingent come around at Challengers events after they lose. I've lost count of how many reporters show up in small towns and big cities to interview me, win or lose. My mother, Samantha Stevenson, a journalist, tells me, "Feel flattered that they care about you."


The two female reporters from the Bay State Banner and the Boston Globe said they came mostly because of my "back story." "You have an interesting family dynamic," they said. They didn't really care that I lost. They got that it was a process and progress had been made during the week. Hallelujah.

And, they waited an hour for me to finish in the training room. I felt like I was on "The View." Our hot topics were my tennis, Carrie Bradshaw, God, age, being American, locker room politics, chick lit, boy friends, Derek Jeter (the Yankees were playing the Red Sox).


So, here I am with a week to rehab the adductor and play in qualifying at Stanford. Small steps for Chris Pogson, my physical therapist -- and Chris Coleman, the boxing coach -- to coax my muscles back to an explosive state.


Today, I moved into Stanford qualifying with my ranking points -- and this is the first time I haven't had to wait until the sign-in deadline (the day before play) to find out my status.


You might wonder why it's taking me longer to get back than it took Martina Hingis during her comeback or Lindsay Davenport following the birth of her son? Hingis and Davenport are Grand Slam champions -- and they were allowed unlimited wild card entries. I must use my ranking points to get into qualifying of events, while building back into the top 100 -- and moving into the top 20 -- and No. 1 in the world. It's like Rafael Nadal said after his amazing win over Roger Federer: "It's my dream." You have to dream big to make it.


Making it means having a dream team. Look at Dara Torres. I have admired her training team for a long time. I've got my mom. I've got Pogson and Coleman, and a chiropractor and soft tissue specialist. I've got the most famous functional specialist in the world -- Pete Egoscue -- who has worked on giving me a balanced body since I was 10 years old. But, I don't have a designated coach who travels and hits with me every day, because that would require a salary to pay him. I hire hitting coaches on the road, and at home in Los Angeles, I am fortunate to have coaches who have known me since I was 9: Robert Lansdorp, my childhood coach and the groundstroke genius who brought my strokes back after surgery; Chuck Kingman at Seal Beach Tennis Club, who drills me over and over and keeps me up to date on pop celebrity; and Barry Horowitz at Mountaingate Country Club -- I call Barry "The Professor" because he has such a brilliant take on the game.

These guys remain in the trenches, believing in my game and my way back.

Because, in my mind, I want it back the way it used to be. I remember all my old Wimbledons, and I even remember a young Rafael Nadal as a junior player, staring me down. It was 2002, and junior players are not allowed to practice at Aorangi, the practice site. Well, a young Nadal, who was playing juniors at Wimbledon, walked down to my practice court that year, which was in the back, and he pressed his face against the gate, watching me hit. It was in the day when I worried about who was around my court because of all the press and the father issues, so I asked my mom to go see who was at the gate. She did. She said to the young boy at the gate, "You are Nadal, the player who is supposed to be a great champion one day." I kid you not. She said that. She invited him in. He said, in broken English, "No, no, I watch her. Semifinals at Wimbledon." And he smiled. It seems he wanted to see the girl who had made history.


I thought that was cute back then -- and, looking back on it, it goes along with him and his champion's mentality -- he cared about history and wanted to see it up close. I want to see it up close again, too.

Bijoux0021
Jul 12th, 2008, 11:17 PM
:zzz::yawn:

Il Primo!
Jul 12th, 2008, 11:19 PM
Why so much fuss, threads about this useless player? :yawn:

frenchie
Jul 12th, 2008, 11:22 PM
"You are Nadal, the player who is supposed to be a great champion one day." I kid you not. She said that. She invited him in. He said, in broken English, "No, no, I watch her. Semifinals at Wimbledon." And he smiled. It seems he wanted to see the girl who had made history

OMG
Alexandra is funny in a strange way!!

Kworb
Jul 12th, 2008, 11:24 PM
:spit: Every sentence is priceless. OMG. :haha: I love this chick.

ce
Jul 12th, 2008, 11:25 PM
:spit:

young_gunner913
Jul 12th, 2008, 11:25 PM
Whatever she has to do in to stay in the public eye I guess. She's becoming rather pathetic though.

cheo23
Jul 12th, 2008, 11:26 PM
:haha::haha::haha: Wow Alex I saw you practicing at STanford with your mom wearing a Straw Hat!!! So what is your point??? Lindsay has unlimited WCs and you don't and therefore you can't win or something?!!!

Slutati
Jul 12th, 2008, 11:26 PM
LOOOOOOOOOOL, you gotta love her :rolls::haha:.

Apoleb
Jul 12th, 2008, 11:28 PM
They don't ask about the games that showcase beauty, phenomenal power and grace
Instead, they ask, "Why did you lose?"


Death.

Keep dreaming, Alex.

slamchamp
Jul 12th, 2008, 11:30 PM
Bombshell!!!!

DimaDinosaur
Jul 12th, 2008, 11:34 PM
Alexandra Stevenson is so hot!!!! :hearts: She must be #1 one day

Infiniti2001
Jul 12th, 2008, 11:37 PM
Sounds like her mom is still filling her head with grandiose ideas:o Alex could have done her masters by now had she gone to UCLA as planned.

venus_rulez
Jul 12th, 2008, 11:37 PM
I love how in her mind the reason Davenport and Hingis made comebacks was because of these wild cards. It has nothing to do with the fact that they earned it before hand....or are just infinitely better than she could ever hope to be.

ZAK
Jul 12th, 2008, 11:37 PM
Love her

Optima
Jul 12th, 2008, 11:38 PM
:gag:

Kart
Jul 12th, 2008, 11:41 PM
I skipped over the poem but I felt quite sorry for her reading it.

Except for the bit about Nadal wanting to watch the girl that made history which is a bit far fetched.

That said, you've got to believe in yourself so if that's what keeps her on the comeback trail, more power to her.

tae04
Jul 12th, 2008, 11:46 PM
:lol:

gotta love her

Shepster
Jul 12th, 2008, 11:54 PM
You might wonder why it's taking me longer to get back than it took Martina Hingis during her comeback or Lindsay Davenport following the birth of her son? Hingis and Davenport are Grand Slam champions -- and they were allowed unlimited wild card entries.
And they can beat more than 1 top 100 player every 2 years :tape:.

spiceboy
Jul 12th, 2008, 11:57 PM
Bombshell!!!!

Wouldn't fit in the thread title :tears:

AcesHigh
Jul 12th, 2008, 11:58 PM
he cared about history and wanted to see it up close.

:spit: OMG, :sobbing:

Martian KC
Jul 13th, 2008, 12:09 AM
It's time to stop blaming her mom. All this goodness is straight out of her own ass.:lol:

Carsten
Jul 13th, 2008, 12:29 AM
:lol::lol::lol: so great

Slumpsova
Jul 13th, 2008, 12:31 AM
when will this trash stop talking about that fluke Wimbledon? :rolleyes:
just write it down on your tombstone and die, bitch.

tennis ace
Jul 13th, 2008, 12:37 AM
some of you people bashing her take this shit too serious. The woman has made it to a wimbledon semi which will remain amazing for the rest of her career as a tennis player, she has a right to talk. She is not saying anything bad about anyone and showed no disrespect towards hingis and Lindsay.....she said they get WC because they are GRANSLAM CHAMPIONS that right there is saying they earned it. No matter how far down you get you need to keep believing yourself, i loved every bit of this.

spiceboy
Jul 13th, 2008, 12:37 AM
just write it down on your tombstone and die, bitch.

:haha:

Classic :worship:

cheo23
Jul 13th, 2008, 12:55 AM
when will this trash stop talking about that fluke Wimbledon? :rolleyes:
just write it down on your tombstone and die, bitch.

OMG!!!!

:haha:

Apoleb
Jul 13th, 2008, 12:58 AM
when will this trash stop talking about that fluke Wimbledon? :rolleyes:
just write it down on your tombstone and die, bitch.

:lol:

Blu€
Jul 13th, 2008, 01:09 AM
Bless her :lol::lol::tape:

spencercarlos
Jul 13th, 2008, 01:16 AM
And they can beat more than 1 top 100 player every 2 years :tape:.
It took Hingis more than 6 months to lose to a player ranked lower than she was, and that was Ai Sugiyama ranked 18 at Wimbledon 3rd, and Davenport geez she just won a Tier III? or IV right away..
Who does she thinks she is fooling?

Wiggly
Jul 13th, 2008, 01:51 AM
when will this trash stop talking about that fluke Wimbledon? :rolleyes:
just write it down on your tombstone and die, bitch.

LOL. :lol:

austennis
Jul 13th, 2008, 02:14 AM
OMG she is sooo arrogant and delusional.. cant believe ppl want her to write for them

geoepee
Jul 13th, 2008, 02:19 AM
haters!
I love you Alex! :lol:

esquímaux
Jul 13th, 2008, 02:23 AM
Wow! So much bashing on Alex. I found the article touching...

DOUBLEFIST
Jul 13th, 2008, 02:24 AM
Okay, I confess, I didn't read that whole damn thing :yawn:

...but I did read this...

I lost the ability to explode off my left leg. I realized it was going to be tough to continue. I didn't feel strong, my leg had throbbing pain, but I stayed out there and took the loss.

That is a sure sign of personal growth, so good for Alex. :yeah:

Anabelcroft
Jul 13th, 2008, 02:40 AM
"Not for a million dollars will I play with Alexandra Stevenson" were the words of Maria Sharapova when asked to play exo at a local club before Wimbledon...Maybe Maria just didn't want to change HISTORY! :-)

mirzalover
Jul 13th, 2008, 02:50 AM
Im still hoping the best for her.

mckyle.
Jul 13th, 2008, 03:02 AM
I feel bad for her. She really wants to be back on the main tour, she just doesn't have the talent for it.

LudwigDvorak
Jul 13th, 2008, 03:14 AM
Alex is so close to being top 200 again. If she can get some decent runs in some of these ITFs...the top 100 is so weak, why not have Alex back there? :shrug:

Apoleb
Jul 13th, 2008, 03:16 AM
Alex is so close to being top 200 again. If she can get some decent runs in some of these ITFs...the top 100 is so weak, why not have Alex back there? :shrug:

But.. she wants to be number 1. :lol:

I must use my ranking points to get into qualifying of events, while building back into the top 100 -- and moving into the top 20 -- and No. 1 in the world.

rockstar
Jul 13th, 2008, 03:22 AM
how delusional :spit:

moby
Jul 13th, 2008, 03:25 AM
Someone needs to read Death of A Salesman. Isn't it one of Vee's favourite books? - maybe she could introduce it to Alex. If they are friends.

Drake1980
Jul 13th, 2008, 05:29 AM
:spit:

kwilliams
Jul 13th, 2008, 05:44 AM
She really needs to get over that Wimbledon SF. It was NINE YEARS AGO! A healthy dose of reality would probably do wonders for her tennis. It must be confusing for her when she plays a match that 'the Wimbledon semi-finalist' struggles with low ranked opponents...maybe if she realised what level she is actually at she could get her head in the game at hand and out of the Wimbledon semi-fucking-finals.

supergrunt
Jul 13th, 2008, 05:45 AM
I don't understand why you guys are so mean to her. What has she done?

mal
Jul 13th, 2008, 06:00 AM
She really needs to get over that Wimbledon SF. It was NINE YEARS AGO! A healthy dose of reality would probably do wonders for her tennis. It must be confusing for her when she plays a match that 'the Wimbledon semi-finalist' struggles with low ranked opponents...maybe if she realised what level she is actually at she could get her head in the game at hand and out of the Wimbledon semi-fucking-finals.

Read my post about NPC rugby.
All second and third division players should be up for equal prize money.



Say: top 500.500-300, 300-100, top 100. (all on minimum pay, say $400 per week, plus prizes.
Only top 100 can play in that group for the whole season.
All match winners win top money in that group, say $500-$1,000 per game. Some grants for expenses as well, say $1,000 per appearance (tournament), or air tickets to a certain value.
Those in the top competition (maybe top 50 instead of top 100) play for bigger prises, say a mixture of tournament money from gate takings and tournament organizers, and prizes arranged by sponsors- ($1,000,000 for Wimbledon winner and so on, maybe?
Have a look at eh Fortune 500 and see who are the top women CEO's and talk to them directly about it. There is big money in spirits, cars, electronics, sports equipment and clothing etc.

Nadal has a contract with Nike over fashion apparel (shirts) worth $2,000,000

Polikarpov
Jul 13th, 2008, 08:06 AM
That poem was a torture.

Adal
Jul 13th, 2008, 08:07 AM
:haha:

cheo23
Jul 13th, 2008, 08:14 AM
http://www.venustennis.com/stev12.jpg

cheo23
Jul 13th, 2008, 08:19 AM
This is Alex's DreaM, to be just like Britney SPEARS!!!

http://aycu01.webshots.com/image/45880/2004339418130057304_rs.jpg

ViennaCalling
Jul 13th, 2008, 08:31 AM
She is totally insane :help:

irma
Jul 13th, 2008, 08:50 AM
She sounds like somebody with a narcistic personality disorder. Her first column on cnn(2000) was already very megalomanic and it's still the same. And I don't get the impression that she is joking either. She should get some help.

mal
Jul 13th, 2008, 09:19 AM
That poem was a torture.

Which one?

I sent one (in the thread above) to my niece who is next in line to be Queen of England (my sister is first, I'm second, but not sure what happens if eh Queen dies).

Sammy 4 eva!!!
Jul 13th, 2008, 10:50 AM
:sobbing:

serenus_2k8
Jul 13th, 2008, 11:02 AM
OMG cringe.

That poem :haha:

I feel bad for her though. Why is she so hated other than the fact that is downright insane?

LCS
Jul 13th, 2008, 11:02 AM
Why do people still write stuff about her? :confused: She's always looking for a way to make headlines....obviously through off-court stuff...

janko
Jul 13th, 2008, 11:11 AM
I really wish her to make it again as a tennis player...



...because as a poet she really :tape::help::tape::sad:

slavicpower
Jul 13th, 2008, 11:17 AM
OMG is she retarted or sick in the head?

slavicpower
Jul 13th, 2008, 11:17 AM
OMG cringe.

That poem :haha:

I feel bad for her though. Why is she so hated other than the fact that is downright insane?

LOL too true :lol::help:

Anabelcroft
Jul 13th, 2008, 11:21 AM
I don't understand why you guys are so mean to her. What has she done?

She has done nothing(in tennis terms).That's the problem with her.

Paneru
Jul 13th, 2008, 11:33 AM
And blah blah blah! :p

Lexy is back inside the top 200! :bounce:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/177/438209749_23932b99a9.jpg?v=0

She's got the talent, fiery personality,
and baby girl isn't letting anyone stop
her from following her dream! :cool:

Nadal recognized!

Time for the rest of y'all! :devil:

Darop.
Jul 13th, 2008, 11:34 AM
Girl who made history :spit:

geoepee
Jul 13th, 2008, 12:02 PM
And blah blah blah! :p

Lexy is back inside the top 200! :bounce:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/177/438209749_23932b99a9.jpg?v=0

She's got the talent, fiery personality,
and baby girl isn't letting anyone stop
her from following her dream! :cool:

Nadal recognized!

Time for the rest of y'all! :devil:
Preach! :D
Go Alex! Anyway, isn't tennis all about entertainment?
Alex, do your thing!

Anabelcroft
Jul 13th, 2008, 12:10 PM
Alex,first lose a pound or two and than start thinking about tennis progress!

cn ireland
Jul 13th, 2008, 12:24 PM
You've just got to admire Alex's ambition and belief even though its completely unrealistic :lol:!

So Disrespectful
Jul 13th, 2008, 12:30 PM
She's so up herself! :haha:

Loves it :yeah:

Meteor Shower
Jul 13th, 2008, 12:33 PM
BEST POEM EVER!
go alex :woohoo:

Just Do It
Jul 13th, 2008, 01:00 PM
Today, I moved into Stanford qualifying with my ranking points -- and this is the first time I haven't had to wait until the sign-in deadline (the day before play) to find out my status.

I am glad she won a match :hug: Welcome back to top200 :hug:

Slutiana
Jul 13th, 2008, 02:07 PM
:lol:

No Name Face
Jul 13th, 2008, 02:09 PM
wow...i'm not normally amused by these kind of threads but :rolls:

LCS
Jul 13th, 2008, 02:10 PM
Can she get any more up her ass?

VS Fan
Jul 13th, 2008, 02:42 PM
A little history: When Venus and Serena competed in the California's juniors torrnaments, ( Yes, they played juniors early.) Alex was there. She was the #2 player behind Venus.
Venus was 69-0 in junior tennis matches including several over Alex. However, Alex is still good friends with Venus and her family.
Alex reaching Semis at Wimby actually put her ahead of Venus at the time, but Venus WON Wimby the next year.

mckyle.
Jul 13th, 2008, 02:44 PM
Girl who made history :spit:

That's not really the funny part because she actually did make history. First female qualifier to reach a Wimbledon semifinal.

supergrunt
Jul 13th, 2008, 02:54 PM
She has done nothing(in tennis terms).That's the problem with her.

Okay...and that is a reason to spew virulent remarks about soemone you do not even know :scratch: ?

Drake1980
Jul 13th, 2008, 02:57 PM
when will this trash stop talking about that fluke Wimbledon? :rolleyes:
just write it down on your tombstone and die, bitch.

:o:eek::tape:

CrossCourt~Rally
Jul 13th, 2008, 03:08 PM
I wonder if Nadal remembers staring her down :lol:. Maybe all those grand slam titles he has won has robbed his memory of the Sexy Lexy stare down :lol:.

Cam'ron Giles
Jul 13th, 2008, 03:37 PM
This is just dripping with sexiness....I need a shower...:drool:

flyingmachine
Jul 13th, 2008, 03:42 PM
Death.

Keep dreaming, Alex.

:o

AnnaK_4ever
Jul 13th, 2008, 03:58 PM
That's not really the funny part because she actually did make history. First female qualifier to reach a Wimbledon semifinal.

... and probably the only slam semifinalist who lost in the first round at 16 of 21 slams she played.

raquel
Jul 13th, 2008, 04:09 PM
She said to the young boy at the gate, "You are Nadal, the player who is supposed to be a great champion one day." I kid you not. She said that. She invited him in. He said, in broken English, "No, no, I watch her. Semifinals at Wimbledon." And he smiled. It seems he wanted to see the girl who had made history. I wonder if this actually happened :lol:

Pheobo
Jul 13th, 2008, 04:11 PM
I think failure has induced psychosis.

LindsayRulz
Jul 13th, 2008, 04:11 PM
:tape:

ilovethewilliams
Jul 13th, 2008, 04:52 PM
leave the girl alone. I wish the best for Alex and hope her the best. After the top 50 players in the world we get to forget other players do exist. I guess being a top 10 player you get everything thown at you.. I guess in the world of Venus and Serena Williams they never have to worry about anything. Just show up and play matches.

King Aaron
Jul 13th, 2008, 05:16 PM
Alex :sobbing:

mckyle.
Jul 13th, 2008, 05:17 PM
... and probably the only slam semifinalist who lost in the first round at 16 of 21 slams she played.

That's irrelevant :shrug:

mirzalover
Jul 13th, 2008, 06:23 PM
Ok I just read this and this girl is crazy. I swear she must be making these things up so it will end up on here and she can read the reactions. I bet she is a poster on here. :LOL:

TNT96
Jul 13th, 2008, 07:12 PM
She is definitely a poster in here and so is her psychotic mother. Anbody have any ideas what names they are using in here?

LoveFifteen
Jul 13th, 2008, 07:17 PM
This poor woman is so delusional. :o

spiritedenergy
Jul 13th, 2008, 07:32 PM
This poor woman is so delusional. :o

:lol: coulnd't have said it any better :tape::help:

It actually misses an adjective: pathetic.

Jarrett
Jul 13th, 2008, 07:39 PM
... and probably the only slam semifinalist who lost in the first round at 16 of 21 slams she played.

:devil:

I can't believe I read that entire blog but it was completely worth it. :help:

AnnaK_4ever
Jul 13th, 2008, 07:40 PM
That's irrelevant :shrug:

On the contrary, it is relevant.
Those 1st round losses are what defines her career, not that fluke run to Wimbledon semis.
Of course, Alex herself believes otherwise...

DragonFlame
Jul 13th, 2008, 07:43 PM
omfg:tape:

hilarious:lol:

spiritedenergy
Jul 13th, 2008, 07:54 PM
Wow! So much bashing on Alex. I found the article touching...

:spit:

Paneru
Jul 13th, 2008, 08:01 PM
All this bitching and moaning when
you all know you loved every word of it! :p

Black Mamba.
Jul 13th, 2008, 08:11 PM
http://i37.tinypic.com/2wmnlsx.jpg

Lulu.
Jul 13th, 2008, 08:41 PM
Lexy. :hearts:

<3 you.

lynxy
Jul 13th, 2008, 09:04 PM
http://i37.tinypic.com/2wmnlsx.jpg

Are those teeth her own?

Grachka
Jul 13th, 2008, 09:06 PM
The poem made me wet. :hearts:

"You are Nadal, the player who is supposed to be a great champion one day." I kid you not. She said that. She invited him in. He said, in broken English, "No, no, I watch her. Semifinals at Wimbledon." And he smiled. It seems he wanted to see the girl who had made history.
I am 90% sure this never happened :lol:

I love Stevenson.

Corswandt
Jul 13th, 2008, 09:42 PM
when will this trash stop talking about that fluke Wimbledon? :rolleyes:
just write it down on your tombstone and die, bitch.

KA-BOOM

How many good reps have you got on account of this one?

Slumpsova
Jul 13th, 2008, 10:57 PM
KA-BOOM

How many good reps have you got on account of this one?
i don't know why people went crazy about my comment :confused:
i just said what i think :shrug:

LCS
Jul 13th, 2008, 11:11 PM
i don't know why people went crazy about my comment :confused:
i just said what i think :shrug:

:hug:

LoveFifteen
Jul 13th, 2008, 11:24 PM
The poem made me wet. :hearts:


I am 90% sure this never happened :lol:

I love Stevenson.


I doubt it happened either. I seriously doubt Nadal spoke a word of English back then. And if he had, he would've said, "I very happy for see the woman who made the history!" :angel:

~Eclipsed~
Jul 13th, 2008, 11:46 PM
:lol: I seriously doubt the Nadal thing happened either, but still got a good laugh out of me.

If she does actually believe a lot of what she says, then she might consider therapy. I think the pressure she put on herself to get back to the top of the game has finally got to her.:tape:

Grachka
Jul 14th, 2008, 12:01 AM
I doubt it happened either. I seriously doubt Nadal spoke a word of English back then. And if he had, he would've said, "I very khhhappy for see the woman who made the history!" :angel:
Now I agree! :D

Nadal is her father and this encounter is what led her down this slippery slope of poor form. :( I am convinced of it.

Renalicious
Jul 14th, 2008, 04:49 AM
LOLLLL. Omg *favorites* Lexy :inlove:

tennisbear7
Aug 17th, 2008, 02:02 AM
:death:

Any news on Alex?

CrossCourt~Rally
Aug 17th, 2008, 02:06 AM
:death:

Any news on Alex?

She's playing the Us Open Qualis next week :p

tennisbear7
Aug 17th, 2008, 02:43 AM
Wow, I hope she qualifies.

MyskinaManiac
Aug 17th, 2008, 03:01 AM
She's nuts... lost it.

fufuqifuqishahah
Aug 17th, 2008, 04:23 AM
i liked it. :D

She seems realistic to me? :shrug:

everyone is so rude. :o

Andrew Laeddis
Aug 17th, 2008, 05:54 AM
I love her :lol:

Crazy Canuck
Aug 17th, 2008, 08:14 AM
I skipped over the poem but I felt quite sorry for her reading it.



Yeah... I found it rather painful to read, myself.

spiceboy
Sep 25th, 2009, 09:13 AM
Sexy will never let us down :bounce:

Elwin.
Sep 25th, 2009, 09:31 AM
:haha: :haha:

Sammy Stones
Sep 25th, 2009, 12:18 PM
Well, a young Nadal, who was playing juniors at Wimbledon, walked down to my practice court that year, which was in the back, and he pressed his face against the gate, watching me hit.

She said to the young boy at the gate, "You are Nadal, the player who is supposed to be a great champion one day."

He said, in broken English, "No, no, I watch her. Semifinals at Wimbledon." And he smiled. It seems he wanted to see the girl who had made history.

:haha::spit::lol:

geoepee
Sep 25th, 2009, 01:45 PM
We need more Sexyness in our lives! :sad:

Anabelcroft
Sep 25th, 2009, 02:01 PM
"...the girl who had made history."

OMG

Ryan
Sep 25th, 2009, 02:16 PM
I cant believe I didn't know about this until now. :sobbing: So much delusion, anger, and resentment in one post. :spit: :lol:


Next by Alexandra Stevenson:


"Beer and Self-Loathing in Boston 50k" :hearts:

tennisbum79
Sep 25th, 2009, 02:41 PM
She has definitely settled in her new status as a sideshow, saying goodbye to any hope of mounting as last run to comeback.

If there is demand for tennis gossip, she would be a good cansite to write a column or start a magazine with tennis news.

spiceboy
Apr 11th, 2010, 03:16 AM
Lexy, remember Rafa is still keeping an eye on you :haha:

So Disrespectful
Apr 11th, 2010, 03:51 AM
I'd love to see a lob that arcs the wrong way :hearts:.

spiceboy
Mar 24th, 2011, 04:32 PM
The neverending DRAMA :hearts:

CrossCourt~Rally
Mar 24th, 2011, 04:33 PM
:oh: