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~Eclipsed~
Jul 9th, 2009, 06:11 AM
For Stevenson's standards, she hasn't been doing that bad in the past year and a half as far as retirements go. In 2008 in 25 events played, she only retired from 5 of them (2 consecutive).

Since the ITF events starting June 8, she has retired in 4 consecutive events.


EL PASO
ITF, USA, June 8 2009, $25,000, HARD (O)

R32 H2H WEINHOLD, ASHLEY (USA) 457 L 6-4 3-0 RET


WATERLOO
ITF, CANADA, June 22 2009, $25,000, CLAY (O)

R32 H2H ALVES, MARIA FERNANDA (BRA) 472 W 6-3 6-4
R16 H2H WOWCHUK, BRITTANY (CAN) 1002 W 7-6(1) 6-2
Q H2H COHEN, JULIA (USA) 444 L 6-4 2-0 RET


BOSTON
ITF, USA, June 29 2009, $50,000, HARD (O)

R32 H2H LIGGAN, KELLY (IRL) 568 W 7-5 7-5
R16 H2H OKADAUE, CHIAKI (JPN) 305 W 6-2 7-6(5)
Q H2H (4) BRENGLE, MADISON (USA) 194 L 7-5 4-1 RET

EL PASO
ITF, USA, July 6 2009, $50,000, HARD (O)

R32 H2H (Q) ELIE, JENNIFER (USA) L 7-5 2-0 RET

So let's look at this from two possible perspectives. Either her shoulder has been giving her issues again OR poor sportsmanship is rearing it's ugly head again.

Believing that her shoulder is giving her problems for a minute, it seems pretty obvious that she should consider another career since she has been trying to rehabilitate her injury for years with almost no success considering all of her retirements and mediocre results.

Now if it is just poor sportsmanship or even a legitimate injury, shouldn't the WTA step in and do something about this. I mean players get fine for withdrawing from tournaments passed the deadlines. Isn't this an equal violation? I feel like someone should step in and put an end to this in some fashion

Thoughts? :)

mckyle.
Jul 9th, 2009, 06:15 AM
I think it shows what kind of person she is when the only times she retires is when she's lost the first set. Alex has some sort of complex about losing; maybe it's because of her extremely famous and successful father. Having a parent that is so successful must be difficult for an athlete, knowing that they may never be as good as their parent was. I'm guessing retiring a match makes Alex feel as if she hasn't really lost, thus there is no disappointment or shame that she must feel internally for not living up to her dad's success. It's really quite sad.

Wojtek
Jul 9th, 2009, 06:17 AM
That's why she haven't won a title. She doesn't fight. She should retire - it will be better for the sport.

Sectumsempra
Jul 9th, 2009, 06:17 AM
She should pay doubles with bartoli :drool:

Mynarco
Jul 9th, 2009, 06:19 AM
Failing to even win a title in ITF, Alex tries to retire matches again and again and again so that she would be mentioned in tennis forum once more.

Shvedbarilescu
Jul 9th, 2009, 07:12 AM
I think it shows what kind of person she is when the only times she retires is when she's lost the first set. Alex has some sort of complex about losing; maybe it's because of her extremely famous and successful father. Having a parent that is so successful must be difficult for an athlete, knowing that they may never be as good as their parent was. I'm guessing retiring a match makes Alex feel as if she hasn't really lost, thus there is no disappointment or shame that she must feel internally for not living up to her dad's success. It's really quite sad.

I think you've hit the nail on the head. :yeah:

Sally Struthers
Jul 9th, 2009, 07:19 AM
Alex needs to give it up and become an PE teacher.

Привет
Jul 9th, 2009, 07:20 AM
She should either fix whatever she uses as the reason for retiring, or retire for good.

In The Zone
Jul 9th, 2009, 07:25 AM
Shouldn't the ITF or WTA verify the injuries? Then again, I am sure almost the entire tour can cite an injury that a doctor would agree with. Something has to be done about this. It's quite ridiculous.

ArturoAce.
Jul 9th, 2009, 08:00 AM
stupid. don't waste ppl's time by entering draws, and not even trying to play to your full capacity.

Optima
Jul 9th, 2009, 08:08 AM
Gag.

young_gunner913
Jul 9th, 2009, 08:10 AM
Djokovic aint got shit on Lexy. :)

njnetswill
Jul 9th, 2009, 08:29 AM
She needs to stop retiring in matches and just plain retire from tennis.

Vaidisova Ruled
Jul 9th, 2009, 08:42 AM
I don't understand why she always retires.
Doesn't she believe that she can turn the situation around?

s_j
Jul 9th, 2009, 08:46 AM
I don't get it. In the majority of the matches that she retires in, she's only a set and a break down (albeit only 2-0!) - where's her fight and confidence??? It's quite pathetic really. I don't think even the most pessimistic of players would give up at such an early stage. Has she never watched a 3-set match?

Also, on a side note, why is it that she only seems to retire against fellow Americans?!

AUSBOY
Jul 9th, 2009, 09:42 AM
She's still recovering from a total shoulder reconstruction. If you've been through it, you know you have good days and bad days, often how you sleep can affect the shoulder. Its never the same and can be very temperamental. Look at Sharapova thrashing at French Open!

She is harder a quitter, at the Aust Open this year she was down 5-1 in both sets and came back and won both in tiebreaker!

Jeff
Jul 9th, 2009, 09:46 AM
Lol Alex retiring in matches cannot be forgiven just because of her injuries. The truth is that she retires way too often, and while losing. If she is not up to finishing a match, then she shouldn't enter an event. Sure if it happens 1, 2, or even a whooping three times then ok, but to not stick it out and retire as often as she does is unacceptable.

mckyle.
Jul 9th, 2009, 10:01 AM
She's still recovering from a total shoulder reconstruction. If you've been through it, you know you have good days and bad days, often how you sleep can affect the shoulder. Its never the same and can be very temperamental. Look at Sharapova thrashing at French Open!

She is harder a quitter, at the Aust Open this year she was down 5-1 in both sets and came back and won both in tiebreaker!

She's played a full schedule for four years now since her injury in 2004. She didn't play from USO 2004 up until June of 2005. I don't think injuries can really be to blame any more :o

Michaelz
Jul 9th, 2009, 10:03 AM
:help::weirdo:

AUSBOY
Jul 9th, 2009, 10:25 AM
She's played a full schedule for four years now since her injury in 2004. She didn't play from USO 2004 up until June of 2005. I don't think injuries can really be to blame any more :o

Maybe google a few recent interviews with her and hear for yourself what she has to say. She did one recently before Wimbledon where she talked about her shoulder.

rockstar
Jul 9th, 2009, 11:21 AM
retire for real please :weirdo:

iGOAT
Jul 9th, 2009, 01:29 PM
It's truly pathetic and sad :sad: but I still love her!

HRHoliviasmith
Jul 9th, 2009, 03:20 PM
how long is she going to keep this up (playing)? does she need the money? is she making money? i'm really curious about her motivations.

Uranium
Jul 9th, 2009, 03:25 PM
I think it shows what kind of person she is when the only times she retires is when she's lost the first set. Alex has some sort of complex about losing; maybe it's because of her extremely famous and successful father. Having a parent that is so successful must be difficult for an athlete, knowing that they may never be as good as their parent was. I'm guessing retiring a match makes Alex feel as if she hasn't really lost, thus there is no disappointment or shame that she must feel internally for not living up to her dad's success. It's really quite sad.

No, it's probably Samantha, in a challenger thread there's a story that she told Val that she lost because she had the flu which makes you think that she probably tells her daughter she lost because of her shoulder.

Lachrymarum
Jul 9th, 2009, 03:44 PM
Really hate to see this :sad:

Pebbles
Jul 9th, 2009, 04:12 PM
I used to be a big Alex fan and wanted her to do well in her comeback but there is never a win/lose situation with her anymore, it's either a win or she retires when things aren't going her way. Fair enough, she might well be injured but if that's the case then she shouldn't enter these tournaments if she knows she can't finish a match. I think it's really unfair to her opponent because rather than having the satisfaction of feeling that they played well and that they won the match, they must feel that they beat an injured opponent.

I'm sorry but if her shoulder can't hold up, then she shouldn't play. Simple as that. I wonder had she won those first sets would she retire when trailing in the 2nd? I doubt it. It's gamesmanship and something must be done. If she is really injured, then like I said, she shouldn't play. By withdrawing from the event knowing that she can't play it will give a lesser player the chance to enter the draw.

samn
Jul 9th, 2009, 08:47 PM
I take it the Sexy Lexy biopic will end just past the halfway mark of the film, then.

Atrixo
Jul 9th, 2009, 11:52 PM
I'm shocked she's still playing! :eek:

But seriously Alexandra, just retire and put your crappy career out of its misery. :rolleyes:

mapaliey
Jul 10th, 2009, 12:00 AM
She's still recovering from a total shoulder reconstruction. If you've been through it, you know you have good days and bad days, often how you sleep can affect the shoulder. Its never the same and can be very temperamental. Look at Sharapova thrashing at French Open!

She is harder a quitter, at the Aust Open this year she was down 5-1 in both sets and came back and won both in tiebreaker!

SHOULD BE " total MENTAL reconstruction "

CrossCourt~Rally
Jul 10th, 2009, 12:14 AM
No, it's probably Samantha, in a challenger thread there's a story that she told Val that she lost because she had the flu which makes you think that she probably tells her daughter she lost because of her shoulder.

Mommie Dearest http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGkjmUsIFR0 Who wants to play tennis ? ;)

auntie janie
Jul 10th, 2009, 01:12 AM
Alex announced a year ago that her shoulder was fully healed. She's just not a very good player and she can't accept that simple fact.