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mikireturns
Dec 15th, 2012, 12:38 PM
Happy Birthday, Alexandra Stevenson! Today, December 15, you become a 33 year-old woman!

Interesting news-flash about Alexandra today, which is sure to excite her millions of global fans:
Alexandra is gearing-up to play the 2014 Australian Open!

St.Kilda Aussie footballers had a chance to hit with Alexandra in Boulder, Colorado during their training season.

Alexandra is training in Boulder for what is described as "a big campaign" for 2013.

Here's one excerpt from a player diary (St. Kilda's Markworth):


"Got a chance to hit a bit of tennis with former Wimbledon semifinalist Alexandra Stevenson ... Alexandra is making a comeback after a lay off with a shoulder injury and she has come to Boulder, much like us, to ramp up her training in pursuit of a big campaign ahead ... Alexandra says she has plans for the 2014 Australian Open."

Aren't other Sexy Lexy fans excited by this news!??!

It IS interesting, though, how Markworth was under the impression that Alexandra is "making a comeback after a lay-off with shoulder injury..."

Hmmm. Wasn't her "lay-off" in 2004 and didn't she launch her "comeback" in 2005? Is this intended to be a "9-Year Comeback"? Read the full diary piece (dated December 8, 2012) by following this link:

http://www.noodls.com/viewNoodl/16892801/st-kilda-football-club/day-10-boulder-diary-markworth

Just what is she telling these footballers about her "comeback"?

Checking Sexy's stats for 2012, she just wrapped-up a full season of 23 tournaments (almost all Challengers) and finished with a ranking of 470 in the world. She earned a little over $9,000 (US).

She turns 33 today, as mentioned (Happy Birthday again, Sexy!) and is entered in the qualifying for a Florida 25K in January. She's down at about 17th or 18th on the qualifying list for this Innisbrook 25K.

I know Sexy has a large contingent of devoted fans here. Given her results from a full-season 2012, does anyone have any predictions for this NEW 2013 season? How far can she get at the 2014 Australian Open? 4th Round? QFs? SO exciting that she has these great goals and is launching a comeback after a long lay-off from shoulder injury!

So inspiring to know she's happy, smiling, and ready to take tennis by STORM in 2013 (and 2014!) with a fresh comeback! Go Lexy! Top 10 is only 3 or 4 months away!

The Dawntreader
Dec 15th, 2012, 12:41 PM
As a spectator?

Serenus Christ
Dec 15th, 2012, 12:49 PM
which is sure to excite her millions of global fans

http://25.media.tumblr.com/46b8844b3e79150431bb132ee7a0428c/tumblr_mf0pt8K0Hf1r3ty02o1_500.gif

1987518LPF
Dec 15th, 2012, 12:58 PM
omg~

Losing Streak
Dec 15th, 2012, 12:59 PM
:rolls:

mikireturns
Dec 15th, 2012, 01:02 PM
The Britney "side-eye" ... CLASSIC :worship:

"I have this whole plan ... Singing, dancing, and a fragrance line. I'm going to be a brand, like J-Lo."
--Alexandra Stevenson, 2003

Royals.
Dec 15th, 2012, 01:06 PM
LMAO.

BITCH SIT YOUR BACKSIDE DOWN.

YOU? A Grand Slam? :lol:

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lqq66wAmhU1qdaajyo1_400.gif

Sammo
Dec 15th, 2012, 01:06 PM
I don't like to make fun of her...

Royals.
Dec 15th, 2012, 01:08 PM
As a spectator?


I was thinking more... of a... Ball Gurl? :haha: :haha:

mikireturns
Dec 15th, 2012, 01:21 PM
I don't like to make fun of her...

No one is making fun. These are huge, big plans for The Sexy One! The article by the footballer tells the whole beautiful story of her inspiring comeback!

All of us together should join hands and sing hymns of gladness and hope.

Sexy proved last year that HARD WORK in 23 events pays off!

2013 will bring even more Stevenson greatness and I am in tears of joy to know she will be there to challenge for the Australian Open in 2014.

Does anyone hope she will stay to play Olympics in Rio in 2016!??

Go, Sexy Lexy! Your dreams will carry you to the top!

Losing Streak
Dec 15th, 2012, 01:37 PM
No one is making fun. These are huge, big plans for The Sexy One! The article by the footballer tells the whole beautiful story of her inspiring comeback!

All of us together should join hands and sing hymns of gladness and hope.

Sexy proved last year that HARD WORK in 23 events pays off!

2013 will bring even more Stevenson greatness and I am in tears of joy to know she will be there to challenge for the Australian Open in 2014.

Does anyone hope she will stay to play Olympics in Rio in 2016!??

Go, Sexy Lexy! Your dreams will carry you to the top!

:inlove:

Helen Lawson
Dec 15th, 2012, 01:55 PM
Sadly, I think her best chance to play in the Australian Open 2014 is to con Serena into doubles.

AjdeNate!
Dec 15th, 2012, 01:57 PM
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cn ireland
Dec 15th, 2012, 02:00 PM
I like Alex, but this is hilarious:lol:

nevetssllim
Dec 15th, 2012, 04:26 PM
It IS interesting, though, how Markworth was under the impression that Alexandra is "making a comeback after a lay-off with shoulder injury..."

Hmmm. Wasn't her "lay-off" in 2004 and didn't she launch her "comeback" in 2005? Is this intended to be a "9-Year Comeback"? Read the full diary piece (dated December 8, 2012) by following this link:


That was my first thought too. :lol:

Petkorazzi
Dec 15th, 2012, 04:33 PM
aww, with a 9k yearly income, i'd set my sights on saving up for cable TV.

lloyders76
Dec 15th, 2012, 06:27 PM
i'm always confused by stevenson's situation, she seems both delusional and intent on deluding others. how is it even possible for her to play the aus open? a wild card into qualies with a ranking of 470?

sounds like she's being very loose with the facts with these people, she's unlikely to even participate in the aus open, and this nonsense about a comeback from shoulder surgery - it's like venus saying she's coming back in '13 from her abdominal injury of '03

also, i'm intrigued by the numbers - $9k a year to fund travel for herself and her mother along with all other living costs? obviously that is impossible which means there must be someone funding this (although apparently her father is broke too)

i think stevenson is caught in the position whereby she has to keep playing in the hope of getting some kind of result which will justify these years of feeble results, otherwise she'd have to admit it's been a decade of wasted time and money - that must be pretty hard to swallow

also, has any player ever played the challenger tour for so long and with so little success? i don't recall a situation like this, and it's very hard to see how you can fund yourself as a pro player with so little prizemoney. i think players generally play challengers for a few years but if greater success doesn't materialise then it's not viable to continue, or they might actually win challengers and fund their existence that way. stevenson has won only 1 challenger in her whole career despite playing more of them than virtually anyone in history.

mikireturns, i'd appreciate your thoughts ;)

vixter
Dec 15th, 2012, 07:10 PM
Alexandra Stevenson

Excelscior
Dec 15th, 2012, 07:19 PM
i'm always confused by stevenson's situation, she seems both delusional and intent on deluding others. how is it even possible for her to play the aus open? a wild card into qualies with a ranking of 470?

sounds like she's being very loose with the facts with these people, she's unlikely to even participate in the aus open, and this nonsense about a comeback from shoulder surgery - it's like venus saying she's coming back in '13 from her abdominal injury of '03

also, i'm intrigued by the numbers - $9k a year to fund travel for herself and her mother along with all other living costs? obviously that is impossible which means there must be someone funding this (although apparently her father is broke too)

i think stevenson is caught in the position whereby she has to keep playing in the hope of getting some kind of result which will justify these years of feeble results, otherwise she'd have to admit it's been a decade of wasted time and money - that must be pretty hard to swallow

also, has any player ever played the challenger tour for so long and with so little success? i don't recall a situation like this, and it's very hard to see how you can fund yourself as a pro player with so little prizemoney. i think players generally play challengers for a few years but if greater success doesn't materialise then it's not viable to continue, or they might actually win challengers and fund their existence that way. stevenson has won only 1 challenger in her whole career despite playing more of them than virtually anyone in history.

mikireturns, i'd appreciate your thoughts ;)

I think she's trying to recapture what she once had. And that's both the motivator (what spurs), and what fools her to carry on and believe, I feel. :shrug:

chuvack
Dec 15th, 2012, 07:35 PM
also, i'm intrigued by the numbers - $9k a year to fund travel for herself and her mother along with all other living costs? obviously that is impossible which means there must be someone funding this (although apparently her father is broke too)

)


Maybe there's your answer for why he's broke.

It costs between 50K and 150K per year to stay out on the Tour full-time, and you can be sure Stevenson doesn't like to live on the cheap end. So, 10 years on the Tour with almost no prize money, she could have easily run up a couple of million in losses.

égalité
Dec 15th, 2012, 07:50 PM
Oh really? I hope she can afford the tickets after 8 years of no prize money.

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DeucesAreWild
Dec 15th, 2012, 08:52 PM
Maybe there's your answer for why he's broke.

It costs between 50K and 150K per year to stay out on the Tour full-time, and you can be sure Stevenson doesn't like to live on the cheap end. So, 10 years on the Tour with almost no prize money, she could have easily run up a couple of million in losses.

She and Dr.J didn't even meet until the fall of 2008. I have a hard time believing he had been funding her tennis years prior without ever having met her.

lloyders76
Dec 15th, 2012, 08:56 PM
Maybe there's your answer for why he's broke.

It costs between 50K and 150K per year to stay out on the Tour full-time, and you can be sure Stevenson doesn't like to live on the cheap end. So, 10 years on the Tour with almost no prize money, she could have easily run up a couple of million in losses.

well, i suppose whoever is funding this is likely to have some personal involvement or sense of obligation, no reasonably astute person would continue to invest in an endeavour which has shown itself to be without any hope of a financial return

FORZA SARITA
Dec 15th, 2012, 08:57 PM
aww, with a 9k yearly income, i'd set my sights on saving up for cable TV.

Oh really? I hope she can afford the tickets after 8 years of no prize money.

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lngnbsuo0v1qii6tmo1_250.gif

i love you bitches :sobbing:

Juju Nostalgique
Dec 15th, 2012, 10:15 PM
You can always count on Alex when the tennis season becomes such a bore! :lol:

Miracle Worker
Dec 15th, 2012, 11:10 PM
Who knows?

Kimiko came back after 13 years without playing tennis, and I guess Alexandra had to have some training sessions in last few years.

DemWilliamsGulls
Dec 15th, 2012, 11:34 PM
Chile (child) cheese ...Alexandra who? ...Next...

Kairi
Dec 15th, 2012, 11:51 PM
As a spectator?

aww, with a 9k yearly income, i'd set my sights on saving up for cable TV.

Oh really? I hope she can afford the tickets after 8 years of no prize money.

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lngnbsuo0v1qii6tmo1_250.gif

:haha:

lloyders76
Dec 16th, 2012, 12:59 AM
Who knows?

Kimiko came back after 13 years without playing tennis, and I guess Alexandra had to have some training sessions in last few years.

you're joking? yes?

chingching
Dec 16th, 2012, 02:00 AM
She has a nice game :)
If she can play consistently as she did against KDK she has a shot at Top 100 again IMO :shrug:
Very similar game to Madi Keys :)

Trickle
Dec 16th, 2012, 02:36 AM
I wonder how she feels when she's standing there in a qualifying draw match of a 25k opposite someone who was only a toddler when she reached that SF at Wimbledon in 1999 that she makes noone forget about and that person beats her in straight sets dropping a few games.

Her Wikipedia is a piece of work too. So much namedropping and connection-associating with people who have probably long forgotten about her. Milking that 1999 Wimbledon result is not even an understatement.

I can't believe she would go so far as to namedrop a guy who used to drive her to the US Open that 'she lost' to in 9/11, what does that have to do with her tennis career? I highly doubt a 'fan' of hers went to all that trouble to concoct that essay. :rolleyes:

coolfish1103
Dec 16th, 2012, 02:39 AM
I'd give more hope to Kimiko doing any damage.

nevetssllim
Dec 16th, 2012, 10:25 AM
If she can play consistently as she did against KDK she has a shot at Top 100 again IMO :shrug:


She really doesn't.

Tenis Srbija
Dec 16th, 2012, 10:49 AM
Interesting.
http://x.vukajlija.com/var/uploads/reactions/201212/46787/eh-im-done.gif

Jane Lane
Dec 16th, 2012, 11:42 AM
Lol.

Helen Lawson
Dec 16th, 2012, 01:27 PM
I wonder how she feels when she's standing there in a qualifying draw match of a 25k opposite someone who was only a toddler when she reached that SF at Wimbledon in 1999 that she makes noone forget about and that person beats her in straight sets dropping a few games.

Her Wikipedia is a piece of work too. So much namedropping and connection-associating with people who have probably long forgotten about her. Milking that 1999 Wimbledon result is not even an understatement.

I can't believe she would go so far as to namedrop a guy who used to drive her to the US Open that 'she lost' to in 9/11, what does that have to do with her tennis career? I highly doubt a 'fan' of hers went to all that trouble to concoct that essay. :rolleyes:

It's true, when I think of the big power players of the late 90s and early 2000's, four names come to mind: Monica Seles, Jennifer Capriati, Lindsay Davenport, and Alexandra Stevenson.

coetzergambill
Dec 16th, 2012, 04:44 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4txCX-7fhrA

lloyders76
Dec 16th, 2012, 05:23 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4txCX-7fhrA

i reckon the blonde guy she's hitting with would beat her

edificio
Dec 16th, 2012, 06:24 PM
So you just created this thread to mock her for having hopes and dreams? Nice. :rolleyes:

mikireturns
Dec 16th, 2012, 07:09 PM
Oh, shut it with the "hopes and dreams" crap, already. You sound like Obama with his nonsense. Spare me from vomiting.

Nothing wrong with hopes and dreams when they are reasonably attainable. The point with Alex is that she is way past her expiration date.

Incidentally, the video posted by Amanda Coetzer's Massive Face indicates what I have believed all along: Alexandra is a sweet, pleasant lady with a LOT of life-potential.

Some of this bizarre story is Alex's fault (she's no spring chicken at 32) but most of it is The Mother's Horror.

Just imagine 33 freakin' years with Samantha Stevenson in your head. The complexes and neuroses and guilt-trips must be through the roof, and we see it in 9 years of unfortunate failure for Alex, "coming back."

It's an interesting (if decidedly weird) tennis story, and the story writes itself, what with nonsense about Alex planning a "big campaign" for 2013 (So, all the previous years were just "small campaigns"???).

The story is really bigger than Stevenson herself -- it's a story about what it means to be a struggling, losing, striving athlete in a very competitive dog-eat-dog environment. That's the chief reason people still have any interest in Stevenson. It's an aspect of the sport, not so much about her.

Again, she seems like a total sweetie-pie, and a friendly soul. I'll bet she would be a FABULOUS tennis teacher for kids (and adults, for that matter). Think of the ways she could bring joy to others, and give them a sport that chanes their lives. She'd be great at it, and she'd make more money than $9,000 a year to show for 23 EVENTS!

I hope the best for her. I agree it is not right to disparage her as a human being, but her tennis efforts are fair-game for critique. She's not doing this stuff in secret. And think again if you believe no one else is noticing the weirdness of the whole story: Jon Wertheim, the chief tennis writer for Sports Illustrated, recently cited Stevenson's disastrous season as being the biggest "under-the-radar" tennis story of 2012.

He clearly sees this tragic/odd story for what it is. So, take up an argument with one of the sport's premier writers, if you wish.

But I will re-emphasize: I get the sense that Alexandra is a wonderful lady with a lot of love and talent to give the world, but it ain't in the realm of losing week after week, year after year, at the bottom of the rankings. She deserves better and sometimes, a wise person knows WHEN to quit and regroup.

I hope she finds great happiness -- heaven only knows what she has been through with that Mother.

tonybotz
Dec 16th, 2012, 07:45 PM
her wikipedia page is hysterical -i love this gem "She had the fastest second serve in the women's game from 1999-2004 at 105-115 mph. She was the first woman to amass 57 aces during the Wimbledon fortnight in 1999"

Sammo
Dec 16th, 2012, 07:54 PM
her wikipedia page is hysterical -i love this gem "She had the fastest second serve in the women's game from 1999-2004 at 105-115 mph. She was the first woman to amass 57 aces during the Wimbledon fortnight in 1999"

I bet she wrote it herself

mic12
Dec 16th, 2012, 08:22 PM
You sound like Obama with his nonsense.
You are that elusive endangered species -- a gay republican??

fifty-fifty
Dec 16th, 2012, 08:30 PM
Where does she get money to afford playing on tour? She's certainly not making enough as a tennis player.

fluffyelloballz
Dec 16th, 2012, 08:46 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4txCX-7fhrA

She comes across as really sweet in this video.

Drake1980
Dec 16th, 2012, 08:49 PM
:eek: would be cool!

AcesHigh
Dec 16th, 2012, 09:01 PM
More proof of the golden age of tennis.

Alexandra Stevenson: the gift that keeps on giving.

L'Enfant Sauvage
Dec 16th, 2012, 09:05 PM
The SEWTA top 3 better vulture as many slams as they can in 2013, because you know what happens once Alexandra "The Great" sets her sights on a slam :scared:

mikireturns
Dec 16th, 2012, 09:27 PM
You are that elusive endangered species -- a gay republican??

Nice try, but you don't have to be gay OR Republican (of which I am neither) to think Obama is a complete disaster/illusion/boob.

But that is not our topic. I honestly believe Alexandra Stevenson would be a better leader. At least she knows how to "serve."

(And isn't is so dreary that SOME (but certainly not all) gay people automatically assume everyone else is gay. Asked upon cultural or political indications. [yawn] You only end-up insulting gay people, which is flat-out stupid.)

I'll reiterate: I have developed a soft-spot for Alexandra, as a tennis fan, and however misguided or "guided" her efforts might be, they are HER efforts, and I wish her happiness and success. She seems like a person anyone might want to consider a friend. Who cares if she's a bit (or a lot) deluded.

Maybe she is just scared ... Tennis is all she knows and the Mother has certainly not prepared her daughter for a Plan B, or Plan C, or Plan D .... That's their business.

But I can state without equivocation that, if you play 23 tournaments in a year and earn only $9,000 and a ranking of #470 in the world at age 32 after 8 years of a "comeback" then professional tennis competition MiGHT NOT be your calling in life.

mikireturns
Dec 16th, 2012, 09:35 PM
More proof of the golden age of tennis.

Alexandra Stevenson: the gift that keeps on giving.

VERY funny, and true, and I don't mean this in a negative way at all, but we know of Alexandra's "dreams" of show business. She's older now and it certainly isn't easy to break into the entertainment industry, but she does seem to have a delightful personality and is funny. How cool would it be if she went into some form of comedic work. Her demeanor is such that, if she was properly nurtured for it, she could be a very good commentator. A bright interviewer. SOMETHING.

I think this woman has more talents than tennis.

Pump-it-UP
Dec 16th, 2012, 09:38 PM
I hope she can rediscover some of her magic that pushed peak Jankovic to a 7-5 set a few years ago. She's truly an inspiration. :bowdown:

JN
Dec 16th, 2012, 09:47 PM
Oh, shut it with the "hopes and dreams" crap, already. You sound like Obama with his nonsense. Spare me from vomiting.

Nothing wrong with hopes and dreams when they are reasonably attainable. The point with Alex is that she is way past her expiration date.

Incidentally, the video posted by Amanda Coetzer's Massive Face indicates what I have believed all along: Alexandra is a sweet, pleasant lady with a LOT of life-potential.

Some of this bizarre story is Alex's fault (she's no spring chicken at 32) but most of it is The Mother's Horror.

Just imagine 33 freakin' years with Samantha Stevenson in your head. The complexes and neuroses and guilt-trips must be through the roof, and we see it in 9 years of unfortunate failure for Alex, "coming back."

It's an interesting (if decidedly weird) tennis story, and the story writes itself, what with nonsense about Alex planning a "big campaign" for 2013 (So, all the previous years were just "small campaigns"???).

The story is really bigger than Stevenson herself -- it's a story about what it means to be a struggling, losing, striving athlete in a very competitive dog-eat-dog environment. That's the chief reason people still have any interest in Stevenson. It's an aspect of the sport, not so much about her.

Again, she seems like a total sweetie-pie, and a friendly soul. I'll bet she would be a FABULOUS tennis teacher for kids (and adults, for that matter). Think of the ways she could bring joy to others, and give them a sport that chanes their lives. She'd be great at it, and she'd make more money than $9,000 a year to show for 23 EVENTS!

I hope the best for her. I agree it is not right to disparage her as a human being, but her tennis efforts are fair-game for critique. She's not doing this stuff in secret. And think again if you believe no one else is noticing the weirdness of the whole story: Jon Wertheim, the chief tennis writer for Sports Illustrated, recently cited Stevenson's disastrous season as being the biggest "under-the-radar" tennis story of 2012.

He clearly sees this tragic/odd story for what it is. So, take up an argument with one of the sport's premier writers, if you wish.

But I will re-emphasize: I get the sense that Alexandra is a wonderful lady with a lot of love and talent to give the world, but it ain't in the realm of losing week after week, year after year, at the bottom of the rankings. She deserves better and sometimes, a wise person knows WHEN to quit and regroup.

I hope she finds great happiness -- heaven only knows what she has been through with that Mother.

:lol: Obama Derangement Syndrome is at epidemic levels. :haha: :happy:


I hope she can rediscover some of her magic that pushed peak Jankovic to a 7-5 set a few years ago. She's truly an inspiration. :bowdown:

Nobody but JJ. :lol:

Belmont Lad
Dec 17th, 2012, 03:15 AM
Nice to see that Stevenson is still serving up her own special brand of delusional comedy gold. :lol: :spit:

Vincey!
Dec 17th, 2012, 03:34 AM
LMAO.

BITCH SIT YOUR BACKSIDE DOWN.

YOU? A Grand Slam? :lol:

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lqq66wAmhU1qdaajyo1_400.gif

I thought she meant making the AO14 qualies....:unsure:

mikireturns
Dec 17th, 2012, 03:37 AM
Nice to see that Stevenson is still serving up her own special brand of delusional comedy gold. :lol: :spit:

Yes! And, at the end of the day ... If Alexandra has the "means" to keep doing this (no matter if it's brilliant or stupid) then she gets my vote for humanity ... and let the chips fall where they may.

It's still a FREAKY story, and I hope that story has a happy ending, for Alexandra's sake.

And, as far as any Obama "derangement syndrome" ... Please. The United States of America is (most unfortunately) knee-deep in its own stupidity. I am not even a "conservative" type and recognize idiot Obama as EASILY the worst president in history. A gargantuan failure.

Our American culture is mortally wounded by relativism and a sad, dark cynicism. Both parties have been worthy of contempt -- this is not a liberal/conservative issue.

Normal citizens have a mix of very liberal social attitudes and very conservative ones, too.

No matter what, still doesn't change the fact that Obama is the worst president in history, and when the USA falls under his ineptitude, you'll whine and wish it were quite different.

Alexandra Stevenson remains a sweet, likeable lady with a doomed tennis career but a FABULOUS opportunity in other areas of life.

Unless she starts her own company, because the jug-eared bumbler in Oprah's Oval Office will punish her.

Fact.

Otherwise, I am really rooting for Alexandra at this juncture, no matter what she does.

Adi1987
Dec 17th, 2012, 05:00 AM
Good, I hope she can finally take her retirement tally to a 100.


I wonder when people retire in their matches the officials go " Oh! look that girl is pulling a Stevenson!"


Yes Alex, if you can't be an all time great, be a tennis term like "Bagel girl" or "lost in a golden set".

mikireturns
Dec 17th, 2012, 06:54 AM
Good, I hope she can finally take her retirement tally to a 100.


I wonder when people retire in their matches the officials go " Oh! look that girl is pulling a Stevenson!"


Yes Alex, if you can't be an all time great, be a tennis term like "Bagel girl" or "lost in a golden set".

DOH! There is some possible "immortality" in a line like: "Hey! That girl just pulled a total Stevenson!"

Well done.

Wit always wins the day.

CoryAnnAvants#1
Dec 17th, 2012, 05:54 PM
This is a general observation and not poking fun, but she really does look huge in that YouTube video. That's what confuses me about her ongoing comeback. She may not have the build to be a size 2 and that's fine, but she's obviously not doing everything she can to be in peak shape. And if she's injured/retiring all the time, you'd think fitness would be her TOP priority.

Whatever someone wants to do with their time and (father's) money is their business, but she's kidding herself at this point. Top 200 might be realistic with some smart scheduling, but that's it. And the sad part is that she (or rather her mother) has pissed off everyone possible at the USTA, which makes getting a high-level coaching or commentating job after her tennis career next to impossible.

Vincey!
Dec 17th, 2012, 06:06 PM
This is a general observation and not poking fun, but she really does look huge in that YouTube video. That's what confuses me about her ongoing comeback. She may not have the build to be a size 2 and that's fine, but she's obviously not doing everything she can to be in peak shape. And if she's injured/retiring all the time, you'd think fitness would be her TOP priority.

Whatever someone wants to do with their time and (father's) money is their business, but she's kidding herself at this point. Top 200 might be realistic with some smart scheduling, but that's it. And the sad part is that she (or rather her mother) has pissed off everyone possible at the USTA, which makes getting a high-level coaching or commentating job after her tennis career next to impossible.

I've seen her live in Quebec City is she's not by any mean fat but I agree, you can see that she's not made of muscles. She's not "Strong". She has a good ball striking and everything but clearly she doesn't seem to work hard enough. She relies on her "talent" and it's not enough and at her age it's never gonna be enough to even be back in the top 150.

mikepails
Dec 17th, 2012, 07:42 PM
Good, I hope she can finally take her retirement tally to a 100.


I wonder when people retire in their matches the officials go " Oh! look that girl is pulling a Stevenson!"


Yes Alex, if you can't be an all time great, be a tennis term like "Bagel girl" or "lost in a golden set".

So is that what happens. When she is being humiliated badly she just quits the match either with a fake injury or no explanation? I dont follow her at all, so I have no idea, just wondering. I only remember her as that loudmouth fluke who had a good Wimbledon with an easy draw once, looked like she would be an okish top 30 player for a few years, but couldnt even manage that.

mikepails
Dec 17th, 2012, 07:44 PM
I also noticed her wikipedia page. It is absurd. Did she actually write most of that herself? I honestly didnt think people wrote their own entries, but in her case is that what happened. On what planet was she considered to ever have the best 2nd serve in womens tennis. The matches I saw her play some nobodies were muching all over her 2nd serve.

Monzanator
Dec 17th, 2012, 08:01 PM
Stevenson and 2014? Really? And one thought Kournikova was overhyped. Heck, Kournikova is nothing compared to Stevenson :spit:

mikepails
Dec 17th, 2012, 08:02 PM
Did Stevenson ever win a WTA tournament or like Anna did she never win one?

Sammo
Dec 17th, 2012, 08:08 PM
Did Stevenson ever win a WTA tournament or like Anna did she never win one?

Nah... I think she had mp for one though, she was a really good indoors player

Monzanator
Dec 17th, 2012, 08:08 PM
She didn't win any WTA titles :wavey:

mauresmofan
Dec 17th, 2012, 10:56 PM
I think she's trying to recapture what she once had. And that's both the motivator (what spurs), and what fools her to carry on and believe, I feel. :shrug:

What she once had was a fluke run at Wimbledon. She had no mobility whatsoever (the turning circle of a bus comes to mind) and horrible technique on her shots. At some point she could serve but that was it and that got her to no. 20 somehow but with no consistancy she had absolutely no chance of hanging onto that ranking. The most delussional player in the history of the sport has once again reared up and spoken. I really thought she was onto a winner when she tried to leech off of befriend the Williams sisters but looking in their trophy cabinets was as close as she was ever going to get to a Grand Slam trophy.

http://sport.be.msn.com/proximusdiamondgames/inbeeld/playersparty/images/foto3.jpg

mauresmofan
Dec 17th, 2012, 11:00 PM
Did Stevenson ever win a WTA tournament or like Anna did she never win one?

Please don't use them in the same sentence ever again - Anna was light years ahead of Stevenson - she actually had TALENT. She got to world no.8 in an extremely difficult era.

Helen Lawson
Dec 17th, 2012, 11:21 PM
I also noticed her wikipedia page. It is absurd. Did she actually write most of that herself? I honestly didnt think people wrote their own entries, but in her case is that what happened. On what planet was she considered to ever have the best 2nd serve in womens tennis. The matches I saw her play some nobodies were muching all over her 2nd serve.

She seems too nice and modest on that youtube thing to have written her wikipedia page. I suspect it was her mother.

ico4498
Dec 17th, 2012, 11:25 PM
go sexy Lexy!

vixter
Dec 17th, 2012, 11:42 PM
I also noticed her wikipedia page. It is absurd. Did she actually write most of that herself? I honestly didnt think people wrote their own entries, but in her case is that what happened. On what planet was she considered to ever have the best 2nd serve in womens tennis. The matches I saw her play some nobodies were muching all over her 2nd serve.

As Helen Lawson pointed out, it was probably her mother who wrote it. Which in theory would mean she modestly calls herself "a noted sports-journalist".

She did have one of the best 2nd serves, due to the fact that she basically served two first serves. And she did have a great serve. But there was always the risk for a double fault.

Royals.
Dec 18th, 2012, 09:18 AM
I thought she meant making the AO14 qualies....:unsure:

Even so, the fact that this bitch is even thinking of qualifying is just laughable. She needs to find another dream. Because this Tennis Dream isn't working and hasn't been working for years.

No joke. She's a lovely woman... Maybe she should try acting. She'll earn a LOT more than she's earning playing "tennis" right now.

StephenUK
Dec 18th, 2012, 07:04 PM
Someone should really make a documentary about Alex and her evil mother, following them around the ITFs and trying to solve the mystery as to how they fund this tennis career which has been onto a loser since she dropped out of the top 100 in 2004, never to return (is it the Mexican brothel? A sugar daddy? A sugar family? Is she a secret CIA agent or running a mafia cartel? Maybe she has a sideline as a professional gambler or is good at online trading.) I think Louis Theroux would do a wonderful job on her.

I feel sorry for Alex. I saw with my own eyes her mother berating her at Eastbourne (in the glory days of 99-03 when she was a top 100 player) for losing and reducing poor Alex into a cringeing, crying wreck, in the most public space possible so that any spectator walking past could see the show, so I believe all the horror stories about Sour Samantha. Most players retire when they reach 30 unless they are a top player or have a good doubles career, so why does Alex go on when she is 10-15 years older than most of her opponents and is in danger of having to play $10k events? My guess is that the comparatively successful comebacks of players like Mirjana Lucic and Kimiko Date Krumm in recent times have given Alex and her mother an extra glimmer of hope, or it could be that they just have no clue what else to do with their lives, so they just keep on and on. As far as the Australian Open 2014 is concerned, I have noticed that Alex has woken up to the fact that Aussie and Asian $25ks are a lot easier to enter than the American equivalent so she has been making a bit of beeline for them recently and even pushed Rogowska and Date Krumm to some tough final sets. Maybe she will try and become an Aussie, given that their wild card competition was recently won by a player ranked lower than 300 in the world...watch this space!

mikireturns
Dec 18th, 2012, 08:26 PM
Good comments.

At this point, I have a feeling that the two of them would welcome a documentary or some other "piece" ... But they should not be rewarded for this bizarre crap. They have already milked-it WAY above and beyond the call of duty for years.

I imagine it might be detrimental for Alexandra to get MORE undue attention, undeserved attention.

And to reiterate: I have a feeling she is a very sweet lady and --gosh-- there is perhaps a better journey for her in the future. I didn't start this thread to make fun of her. (Well, maybe part of me did -- but I changed my mind).

Primarily, it IS a bigger story about things/issues people have always been interested in, when it comes to personalities in entertainment (and we must never forget that pro tennis is a business as much as a sport -- it's public entertainment, and We The Public fuel it and make it possible).

But Alexandra ... funding for her efforts is a mystery. The Mexican brothel bit was pretty funny, btw.

First of all, I can see the two of them driving their car all over the USA for these Challengers. But before people think that may be a "no-brainer," think again. This is a big-ass country and the price of gas hasn't been going down,exactly. Plus, there are entry fees and so many other expenses, even at the Challenger level. As I mentioned perhaps before, the Challengers can be really good for the sport because not everyone can go to the US Open and see pros do their thing "in person" and, if people bother to look, they'll find a Challenger event relatively close to their own back yard, and it offers people a chance to see some very dog-eat-dog tennis.

But that has got to be a horror story for the players. As someone who has played competitively for years at the USTA level (NOT the pro level, but as a 5.0 player), I can tell you that it is not fun to lose ONE match even as a "weekend warrior".

We all see how losses screw-up the heads of the big stars in various ways. We are all tennis fans; we see this on the players' faces. I frankly cannot imagine what sort of masochistic miasma Alexandra must be experiencing.

It simply doesn't add up. She must either be so scared shitless or under such a mental trip due to the mother that she doesn't know which way is up. On that count, I can tell you that I do feel a lot of compassion for her. And your mention of the Mother's horrible treatment of her in the UK (ages ago) rings true.

That woman has, in my opinion, ruined her child's whole shot at tennis. She has started crap everywhere, since the 90s. Alexandra probably couldn't get a chance to make friends and "use" the tour to some advantage, due to that garbage. I've seen the Stevensons at events over the years. Stanford, San Diego, Indian Wells, and US Open, amazingly enough, though that was sooooooooo long ago. Always in qualifying. The mother gives you the creeps, flat out. She gave me the creeps, anyhow. Always. And there have been enough tennis writers who have remarked upon her.

Surely, the Mother has her own side or story. She's also a human being. But I daily to see how any sensible tennis fan could not see Alexandra's predicament as less than pathetic , nowadays. I had hoped (for her sake) that the Asian "swing" was a last-gasp effort to get SOMETHiNg going ... even if it was only to see the world and travel again.

I would never begrudge poor Alexandra the chance to journey to great places and try something. But here again we get to the facts of tennis bush-league "life." NONE of these pros takes the Challengers for granted. The competition is fierce, the cost is still quite huge, and the glory is next to nothing. Alexandra has for years complained of the humiliation of one season on the Challenger circuit, to say nothing of ten seasons!

I honestly do feel for the woman. A player can only use the Challengers as springboards to "see" if they have a chance to make it on the BiG Babe Tour. And then, if they suck at it, they give it up and move on while youth still clings to them. It would be one thing if Stevenson (or any journey woman) was winning events regularly. Even then, a player would NOT break even, or barely.

I heard from a reliable source that Stevenson sold some property --California property-- and was using the proceeds desperately to fund this shit. Maybe true, maybe not. Erving can't help her anymore.

My thought, as longtime tennis fan, observer, is that she ought to have spent any proceeds completing her Masters and going forward. I think it's amazing -- she absolutely could still do that.

It does not take a rocket scientist to see (for example, from the recent video of AS with the Oz footballers) that Alexandra is a bright, pleasant, intelligent person. Can you imagine how great she would be as a teacher? She could get her credential and change lives.

Of course, everything is her choice, and as observers we cannot dictate her life choices [they may make perfect sense to her]. But I have never been a fan of analytical relativism. If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck ... Usually it's a damned duck. Tennis is DOOM for her, and even a half-assed donkey would be able to say: "Good grief! Do NOT live with your mother past the age of 18, much less 32 and sharing the same room!"

I, for one, am hoping that 2013 brings success for Alexandra. Success and happiness.

But she needs to give up her "day job" already ... Unless she is rich (NOT) and doing all of this humiliating losing just for kicks. Really wish her the best.

I frankly would tell her to get on the stroll and either complete her education or do what the rest do: marry a millionaire who is nearing death.

Oy.

AUSBOY
Dec 19th, 2012, 05:10 AM
I think everyone is a bit too harsh on Alexandra! She had a career ending shoulder injury in 2003, and has tried to persevere after a few surgeries and lots of rehab over the next 6 years. Whilst her shoulder seems to finally be reasonably strong, she's had a lot of foot problems now and her fitness has suffered a lot.

She needs to shed weight and improve her fitness but thats hard to do when you've got a recurring foot injury, and that is what is now keeping her back. She still has a great serve and backhand, but she's only got a year or two left really to have a final crack. It will be interesting to see what 2013 brings. She may retire if her rank doesn't get back inside the top 250.

You can't help but admire her perseverence! Most would've given up by now.

mikireturns
Dec 19th, 2012, 07:32 AM
Yes, there's no sense mocking her or being mean, but I think the obvious point people have made is sometimes a person ought to know when to quit.

But whatever is the case for her, I wish her good luck and a happy pathway. It's her life and who knows what might be her motivation within to do this? She must be able to afford it or they simply wouldn't be out there. Period.

Good luck to them both.

chuvack
Dec 19th, 2012, 10:39 AM
At this point, I have a feeling that the two of them would welcome a documentary or some other "piece" ... But they should not be rewarded for this bizarre crap. They have already milked-it WAY above and beyond the call of duty for years.



You've got a bit of nerve to make this thread, considering that your own favorite player is apparently Mirjana "Mickey" Lucic, whose own "comeback" was pathetic crap for years and years before she finally stopped demanding wildcards. I have the impression that "Ballbasher Mickey" thinks even today that she is still the rising star of the WTA. She's not much better than Stevenson in my opinion.

mikireturns
Dec 25th, 2012, 09:26 PM
You've got a bit of nerve to make this thread, considering that your own favorite player is apparently Mirjana "Mickey" Lucic, whose own "comeback" was pathetic crap for years and years before she finally stopped demanding wildcards. I have the impression that "Ballbasher Mickey" thinks even today that she is still the rising star of the WTA. She's not much better than Stevenson in my opinion.

Yeah, well, that may be your opinion, but if so your opinion is as malformed as Stevenson's game.

First, I don't think Lucic has any pretense about being anything other than what she is. Before Wimbledon this year she told the press: "I'm number 120 in the world and that's what I am. I don't want to talk about goals."

Second, Lucic subsequently went on to win all three of her Wimbledon qualifying matches, then beat Panova and world Top 10 Bartoli to reach the Wimby 3rd round before losing in two tiebreaks to Vinci.

Stevenson hasn't even *played* a Grand Slam main draw since 2004.

Moreover, Lucic has spent most of the past 2 years in the Top 100, has won 2 ITF Events since beginning to play a full schedule in 2008. She has played 8 Grand Slam main draws since 2010, having to qualify for several of them, and has won 4 Grand Slam main draw matches in that period.

Stevenson has not won a Grand Slam main draw match since ... 2001?

Lucic received only THREE (3) wild-cards since 2007. Total. Indian Wells, Auckland, and an ITF in Rome.
Compare that to the dozens that Stevenson has been gifted.

Lucic has reached the quarterfinals of two WTA events since returning full-time in 2008.

Stevenson has managed nothing remotely close.

Lucic earned nearly $200,000 in prize-money for 2012. Stevenson just over $9,000 for 23 events.

Lucic is in prime physical condition; Stevenson is ... What?

Lucic has earned direct acceptance to her first two WTA events of the coming season, including the Australian Open ... while Stevenson has already withdrawn from her first two Florida 25Ks of January 2013.

So, while Lucic has been humbly going about her business with poise and great work ethic as a striving Top 100 (or close) journey woman, Stevenson has done nothing remotely comparable. NOTHING.

Unless you have some press quote where Lucic indicates otherwise, she is just doing what she is doing, and what she's been doing may not be star-quality, but it is a whole hell of a lot better than anything Stevenson has done. Particularly given Stevenson's financial and wild-card advantages, and the fact she has been "coming back full-time" since 2005, while Lucic has played full-time only since 2008.

So, I don't know how well you do research to form your other opinions, but your opinion that Lucic's comeback has not gone any better than Sexy Lexy's is basically an opinion that = shit.

Sammo
Dec 25th, 2012, 09:29 PM
^ :worship:

Craig.
Dec 25th, 2012, 09:33 PM
LMAO.

BITCH SIT YOUR BACKSIDE DOWN.

YOU? A Grand Slam? :lol:

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lqq66wAmhU1qdaajyo1_400.gif

You're so fucking annoying.

Gaby Gasparyan
Dec 26th, 2012, 10:23 AM
She was a really sweet girl. It's just a pity her mom was loco. If she were just beginning her career right now, she'd be a great asset to the tour and would have many fans....

Adi1987
Dec 26th, 2012, 03:12 PM
I had posted this before and since then, Lexy did retire one more time. So hopefully by 2014 she would have more time to add to her legacy.


Birmingham Tier III Grass Jun 13 1999
QF Magui Serna(6) - Stevenson-Q 6-1 1-0

Quebec Tier III Hard Nov 5 2000
2 Maria Vento-Kabchi-Q - Stevenson 6-3 2-1

Philadelphia Tier II Carpet Nov 12 2000
1 Daniela Hantuchova-WC - Stevenson-WC 6-3

Gold Coast Tier III Hard Jan 7 2001
Qual 3 Lina Krasnoroutskaya - Stevenson(3) 6-2 1-0

Scottsdale Tier II Hard Mar 4 2001
Qual 3 Tina Pisnik(3) - Stevenson 6-3 2-2

Key Biscayne Tier I Hard Apr 1 2001
2 Elena Dementieva(7) - Stevenson-WC 6-2 2-0

Amelia Island Tier II Clay Apr 15 2001
Qual 1 Marion Maruska - Stevenson(6) 7-66 4-0

Manhattan Beach Tier II Hard Aug 12 2001
1 Tamarine Tanasugarn - Stevenson-Q 6-3 4-1

New Haven Tier II Hard Aug 26 2001
Qual 1 Abigail Spears(0) - Stevenson 6-74 7-67 3-1

Los Angeles Tier II Hard Aug 10 2003
2 Viktoriya Kutuzova-WC - Stevenson(15) 6-3 3-3

Filderstadt Tier II Hard Oct 12 2003
1 Anastasia Myskina(8) - Stevenson 0-6 6-1 4-0

Surbiton $25,000 Grass Jun 6 2004
QF Anna Chakvetadze-Q - Stevenson(4) 6-2

Los Angeles Tier II Hard Jul 25 2004
Qual 1 Lilia Osterloh - Stevenson(4) 7-65 1-2

Stanford Tier II Hard Jul 18 2004
Qual 2 Jamea Jackson-WC - Stevenson(4) 6-73 6-0 3-1

Los Angeles Tier II Hard Aug 14 2005
Qual 1 Maria-Fernanda Alves(15) - Stevenson-WC 4-6 6-3 4-2

Filderstadt Tier II Hard Oct 9 2005
Qual 1 Bethanie Mattek-Sands - Stevenson 6-1 2-1

Ashland $50,000 Hard Oct 1 2006
Qual 1 Tetiana Luzhanska - Stevenson 7-5 4-2

Troy $50,000 Hard Oct 8 2006
Qual 2 Salome Devidze - Stevenson(8) 5-4

San Francisco $50,000 Hard Oct 15 2006
1 Lilia Osterloh(6) - Stevenson-Q 5-2

Houston $50,000 Hard Oct 22 2006
Qual 2 Jennifer Rose Magley - Stevenson(6) 7-63 1-0

Cincinnati Tier III Hard Jul 23 2006
1 Sania Mirza(9) - Stevenson-LL 6-1 2-0

Sea Island $50,000 Clay Apr 29 2007
Qual 1 Alexandra Podkolzina - Stevenson(8) 6-74 6-4 5-3

Indian Harbour Beach $50,000 Clay May 13 2007
Qual 1 Svetlana Krivencheva - Stevenson(4) 6-4 2-0

Istanbul Tier III Clay May 27 2007
Qual 2 Mihaela Buzarnescu(8) - Stevenson 6-4 4-1

Lawrenceville $50,000 Hard Oct 21 2007
Qual 3 Petra Rampre - Stevenson(7) 6-1 2-0
1 Raquel Kops-Jones - Stevenson 6-4 4-1

La Quinta $50,000 Hard Nov 18 2007
Qual 1 Coco Vandeweghe - Stevenson 5-1

Dothan $75,000 Clay Apr 27 2008
2 Alexa Glatch - Stevenson 6-4 4-3

Los Angeles Tier II Hard Jul 27 2008
Qual 1 Abigail Spears(9) - Stevenson 7-5 4-2

Troy $50,000 Hard Oct 5 2008
1 Neuza Silva(6) - Stevenson 6-4 5-1

Auburn $50,000 Hard Nov 9 2008
SF Julie Ditty(2) - Stevenson 7-65 3-1

San Diego $50,000 Hard Nov 16 2008
2 Christina McHale - Stevenson 4-3

El Paso $25,000 Hard Jun 14 2009
1 Ashley Weinhold - Stevenson(4) 6-4 3-0

Waterloo $25,000 Clay Jun 28 2009
QF Julia Cohen - Stevenson(1) 6-4 2-0

Boston $50,000 Hard Jul 5 2009
QF Madison Brengle(4) - Stevenson(7) 7-5 4-1

Grapevine $50,000 Hard Jul 12 2009
1 Jennifer Elie - Stevenson(8) 7-5 2-0

Ortisei $100,000 Carpet Nov 1 2009
2 Barbora Zahlavova Strycova(8) - Stevenson 6-1 3-0

Ismaning $50,000 Carpet Nov 8 2009
Qual 2 Anna Korzeniak - Stevenson(3) 5-2

Phoenix $50,000 Hard Nov 15 2009
QF Anna Tatishvili - Stevenson 4-0

Australian Open Hard Jan 31 2010
Qual 1 Andrea Hlavackova - Stevenson 7-67 3-1

Clearwater $25,000 Hard Mar 14 2010
Qual 1 Asia Muhammed - Stevenson(3) 3-2

Indian Harbour Beach $50,000 Clay May 9 2010
QF Shelby Rogers - Stevenson 6-3

Raleigh $50,000 Clay May 16 2010
1 Johanna Konta - Stevenson(6) 3-0

Rock Hill $25,000 Hard Oct 24 2010
2 Irina Falconi(6) - Stevenson 6-4 4-2

Grapevine $50,000 Hard Nov 7 2010
SF Varvara Lepchenko(1) - Stevenson 6-2 1-0

Charlottesville $50,000 Clay May 1 2011
2 Stephanie Dubois(6) - Stevenson 4-1

Raleigh $50,000 Clay May 15 2011
1 Petra Rampre - Stevenson(5) 3-6 6-1 3-0

Troy $50,000 Hard Oct 16 2011
2 Chichi Scholl(8) - Stevenson 6-4 2-0

Grapevine $50,000 Hard Nov 6 2011
1 Sessil Karatantcheva - Stevenson 4-0

Phoenix $75,000 Hard Nov 13 2011
1 Victoria Duval - Stevenson 0-6 6-3 4-1

Indian Harbour Beach $50,000 Clay May 6 2012
Qual 2 Krista Hardebeck - Stevenson(7 ) 5-1

Rockhampton $25,000 Hard Sep 9 2012
QF Sacha Jones(2) - Stevenson 4-0


Taipei $25,000 Hard Oct 22 2012
32 Nudnida Luangnam - Stevenson 6-4 4-1


2012 - 3
2011 - 5
2010 - 6
2009 - 7
2008 - 5
2007 - 6
2006 - 5
2005 - 2
2004 - 3
2003 - 2
2002 - 0
2001 - 6
2000 - 2
1999 - 1
1998 - 0
1997 - 0
1996 - 0

A total of 53 retirements !



Mind you none of the retirements came whilst, Lexy was winning !

Royals.
Dec 26th, 2012, 03:14 PM
I had posted this before and since then, Lexy did retire one more time. So hopefully by 2014 she would have more time to add to her legacy.


Birmingham Tier III Grass Jun 13 1999
QF Magui Serna(6) - Stevenson-Q 6-1 1-0

Quebec Tier III Hard Nov 5 2000
2 Maria Vento-Kabchi-Q - Stevenson 6-3 2-1

Philadelphia Tier II Carpet Nov 12 2000
1 Daniela Hantuchova-WC - Stevenson-WC 6-3

Gold Coast Tier III Hard Jan 7 2001
Qual 3 Lina Krasnoroutskaya - Stevenson(3) 6-2 1-0

Scottsdale Tier II Hard Mar 4 2001
Qual 3 Tina Pisnik(3) - Stevenson 6-3 2-2

Key Biscayne Tier I Hard Apr 1 2001
2 Elena Dementieva(7) - Stevenson-WC 6-2 2-0

Amelia Island Tier II Clay Apr 15 2001
Qual 1 Marion Maruska - Stevenson(6) 7-66 4-0

Manhattan Beach Tier II Hard Aug 12 2001
1 Tamarine Tanasugarn - Stevenson-Q 6-3 4-1

New Haven Tier II Hard Aug 26 2001
Qual 1 Abigail Spears(0) - Stevenson 6-74 7-67 3-1

Los Angeles Tier II Hard Aug 10 2003
2 Viktoriya Kutuzova-WC - Stevenson(15) 6-3 3-3

Filderstadt Tier II Hard Oct 12 2003
1 Anastasia Myskina(8) - Stevenson 0-6 6-1 4-0

Surbiton $25,000 Grass Jun 6 2004
QF Anna Chakvetadze-Q - Stevenson(4) 6-2

Los Angeles Tier II Hard Jul 25 2004
Qual 1 Lilia Osterloh - Stevenson(4) 7-65 1-2

Stanford Tier II Hard Jul 18 2004
Qual 2 Jamea Jackson-WC - Stevenson(4) 6-73 6-0 3-1

Los Angeles Tier II Hard Aug 14 2005
Qual 1 Maria-Fernanda Alves(15) - Stevenson-WC 4-6 6-3 4-2

Filderstadt Tier II Hard Oct 9 2005
Qual 1 Bethanie Mattek-Sands - Stevenson 6-1 2-1

Ashland $50,000 Hard Oct 1 2006
Qual 1 Tetiana Luzhanska - Stevenson 7-5 4-2

Troy $50,000 Hard Oct 8 2006
Qual 2 Salome Devidze - Stevenson(8) 5-4

San Francisco $50,000 Hard Oct 15 2006
1 Lilia Osterloh(6) - Stevenson-Q 5-2

Houston $50,000 Hard Oct 22 2006
Qual 2 Jennifer Rose Magley - Stevenson(6) 7-63 1-0

Cincinnati Tier III Hard Jul 23 2006
1 Sania Mirza(9) - Stevenson-LL 6-1 2-0

Sea Island $50,000 Clay Apr 29 2007
Qual 1 Alexandra Podkolzina - Stevenson(8) 6-74 6-4 5-3

Indian Harbour Beach $50,000 Clay May 13 2007
Qual 1 Svetlana Krivencheva - Stevenson(4) 6-4 2-0

Istanbul Tier III Clay May 27 2007
Qual 2 Mihaela Buzarnescu(8) - Stevenson 6-4 4-1

Lawrenceville $50,000 Hard Oct 21 2007
Qual 3 Petra Rampre - Stevenson(7) 6-1 2-0
1 Raquel Kops-Jones - Stevenson 6-4 4-1

La Quinta $50,000 Hard Nov 18 2007
Qual 1 Coco Vandeweghe - Stevenson 5-1

Dothan $75,000 Clay Apr 27 2008
2 Alexa Glatch - Stevenson 6-4 4-3

Los Angeles Tier II Hard Jul 27 2008
Qual 1 Abigail Spears(9) - Stevenson 7-5 4-2

Troy $50,000 Hard Oct 5 2008
1 Neuza Silva(6) - Stevenson 6-4 5-1

Auburn $50,000 Hard Nov 9 2008
SF Julie Ditty(2) - Stevenson 7-65 3-1

San Diego $50,000 Hard Nov 16 2008
2 Christina McHale - Stevenson 4-3

El Paso $25,000 Hard Jun 14 2009
1 Ashley Weinhold - Stevenson(4) 6-4 3-0

Waterloo $25,000 Clay Jun 28 2009
QF Julia Cohen - Stevenson(1) 6-4 2-0

Boston $50,000 Hard Jul 5 2009
QF Madison Brengle(4) - Stevenson(7) 7-5 4-1

Grapevine $50,000 Hard Jul 12 2009
1 Jennifer Elie - Stevenson(8) 7-5 2-0

Ortisei $100,000 Carpet Nov 1 2009
2 Barbora Zahlavova Strycova(8) - Stevenson 6-1 3-0

Ismaning $50,000 Carpet Nov 8 2009
Qual 2 Anna Korzeniak - Stevenson(3) 5-2

Phoenix $50,000 Hard Nov 15 2009
QF Anna Tatishvili - Stevenson 4-0

Australian Open Hard Jan 31 2010
Qual 1 Andrea Hlavackova - Stevenson 7-67 3-1

Clearwater $25,000 Hard Mar 14 2010
Qual 1 Asia Muhammed - Stevenson(3) 3-2

Indian Harbour Beach $50,000 Clay May 9 2010
QF Shelby Rogers - Stevenson 6-3

Raleigh $50,000 Clay May 16 2010
1 Johanna Konta - Stevenson(6) 3-0

Rock Hill $25,000 Hard Oct 24 2010
2 Irina Falconi(6) - Stevenson 6-4 4-2

Grapevine $50,000 Hard Nov 7 2010
SF Varvara Lepchenko(1) - Stevenson 6-2 1-0

Charlottesville $50,000 Clay May 1 2011
2 Stephanie Dubois(6) - Stevenson 4-1

Raleigh $50,000 Clay May 15 2011
1 Petra Rampre - Stevenson(5) 3-6 6-1 3-0

Troy $50,000 Hard Oct 16 2011
2 Chichi Scholl(8) - Stevenson 6-4 2-0

Grapevine $50,000 Hard Nov 6 2011
1 Sessil Karatantcheva - Stevenson 4-0

Phoenix $75,000 Hard Nov 13 2011
1 Victoria Duval - Stevenson 0-6 6-3 4-1

Indian Harbour Beach $50,000 Clay May 6 2012
Qual 2 Krista Hardebeck - Stevenson(7 ) 5-1

Rockhampton $25,000 Hard Sep 9 2012
QF Sacha Jones(2) - Stevenson 4-0


Taipei $25,000 Hard Oct 22 2012
32 Nudnida Luangnam - Stevenson 6-4 4-1


2012 - 3
2011 - 5
2010 - 6
2009 - 7
2008 - 5
2007 - 6
2006 - 5
2005 - 2
2004 - 3
2003 - 2
2002 - 0
2001 - 6
2000 - 2
1999 - 1
1998 - 0
1997 - 0
1996 - 0

A total of 53 retirements !



Mind you none of the retirements came whilst, Lexy was winning !

LMAO. wow.

This is so damn shocking. :lol::lol::lol::lol:

WhatTheDeuce
Dec 26th, 2012, 05:55 PM
Yeah, well, that may be your opinion, but if so your opinion is as malformed as Stevenson's game.

First, I don't think Lucic has any pretense about being anything other than what she is. Before Wimbledon this year she told the press: "I'm number 120 in the world and that's what I am. I don't want to talk about goals."

Second, Lucic subsequently went on to win all three of her Wimbledon qualifying matches, then beat Panova and world Top 10 Bartoli to reach the Wimby 3rd round before losing in two tiebreaks to Vinci.

Stevenson hasn't even *played* a Grand Slam main draw since 2004.

Moreover, Lucic has spent most of the past 2 years in the Top 100, has won 2 ITF Events since beginning to play a full schedule in 2008. She has played 8 Grand Slam main draws since 2010, having to qualify for several of them, and has won 4 Grand Slam main draw matches in that period.

Stevenson has not won a Grand Slam main draw match since ... 2001?

Lucic received only THREE (3) wild-cards since 2007. Total. Indian Wells, Auckland, and an ITF in Rome.
Compare that to the dozens that Stevenson has been gifted.

Lucic has reached the quarterfinals of two WTA events since returning full-time in 2008.

Stevenson has managed nothing remotely close.

Lucic earned nearly $200,000 in prize-money for 2012. Stevenson just over $9,000 for 23 events.

Lucic is in prime physical condition; Stevenson is ... What?

Lucic has earned direct acceptance to her first two WTA events of the coming season, including the Australian Open ... while Stevenson has already withdrawn from her first two Florida 25Ks of January 2013.

So, while Lucic has been humbly going about her business with poise and great work ethic as a striving Top 100 (or close) journey woman, Stevenson has done nothing remotely comparable. NOTHING.

Unless you have some press quote where Lucic indicates otherwise, she is just doing what she is doing, and what she's been doing may not be star-quality, but it is a whole hell of a lot better than anything Stevenson has done. Particularly given Stevenson's financial and wild-card advantages, and the fact she has been "coming back full-time" since 2005, while Lucic has played full-time only since 2008.

So, I don't know how well you do research to form your other opinions, but your opinion that Lucic's comeback has not gone any better than Sexy Lexy's is basically an opinion that = shit.
:bigclap:

http://i45.tinypic.com/svjdc1.gif

flyingmachine
Dec 26th, 2012, 06:41 PM
Wow its surprise that she is still on tour. :o

Israel
Dec 26th, 2012, 06:45 PM
I would like to go and watch the 2014 AO too.

Cooper96
Dec 26th, 2012, 07:09 PM
I would like to go and watch the 2014 AO too.

:haha:

Sombrerero loco
Dec 26th, 2012, 08:34 PM
no words :spit:

chuvack
Jan 4th, 2013, 03:54 PM
Lawrenceville $50,000 Hard Oct 21 2007
Qual 3 Petra Rampre - Stevenson(7) 6-1 2-0
1 Raquel Kops-Jones - Stevenson 6-4 4-1



Twice in the same tournament! "Thanks for that LL spot and the extra prize money. I'm gettin the fuck out of here."

LefandePatty
Jan 4th, 2013, 04:18 PM
Nah... I think she had mp for one though, she was a really good indoors player

She wasted 5 MP's against Lisa Raymond in Memphis' final in 2002, eventually losing 6-4, 3-6 6-7 (9). :sad:

SERVivor
Jan 4th, 2013, 04:57 PM
Yeah, well, that may be your opinion, but if so your opinion is as malformed as Stevenson's game.

First, I don't think Lucic has any pretense about being anything other than what she is. Before Wimbledon this year she told the press: "I'm number 120 in the world and that's what I am. I don't want to talk about goals."

Second, Lucic subsequently went on to win all three of her Wimbledon qualifying matches, then beat Panova and world Top 10 Bartoli to reach the Wimby 3rd round before losing in two tiebreaks to Vinci.

Stevenson hasn't even *played* a Grand Slam main draw since 2004.

Moreover, Lucic has spent most of the past 2 years in the Top 100, has won 2 ITF Events since beginning to play a full schedule in 2008. She has played 8 Grand Slam main draws since 2010, having to qualify for several of them, and has won 4 Grand Slam main draw matches in that period.

Stevenson has not won a Grand Slam main draw match since ... 2001?

Lucic received only THREE (3) wild-cards since 2007. Total. Indian Wells, Auckland, and an ITF in Rome.
Compare that to the dozens that Stevenson has been gifted.

Lucic has reached the quarterfinals of two WTA events since returning full-time in 2008.

Stevenson has managed nothing remotely close.

Lucic earned nearly $200,000 in prize-money for 2012. Stevenson just over $9,000 for 23 events.

Lucic is in prime physical condition; Stevenson is ... What?

Lucic has earned direct acceptance to her first two WTA events of the coming season, including the Australian Open ... while Stevenson has already withdrawn from her first two Florida 25Ks of January 2013.

So, while Lucic has been humbly going about her business with poise and great work ethic as a striving Top 100 (or close) journey woman, Stevenson has done nothing remotely comparable. NOTHING.

Unless you have some press quote where Lucic indicates otherwise, she is just doing what she is doing, and what she's been doing may not be star-quality, but it is a whole hell of a lot better than anything Stevenson has done. Particularly given Stevenson's financial and wild-card advantages, and the fact she has been "coming back full-time" since 2005, while Lucic has played full-time only since 2008.

So, I don't know how well you do research to form your other opinions, but your opinion that Lucic's comeback has not gone any better than Sexy Lexy's is basically an opinion that = shit.

I knew Chuvak didn't know who he was dealing with when he bashed Lucic. Nice fact laden comeback Mikireturns. Now at one point, in the early 2000's for whatever reason, Lucic did have a terrible period where she was out of shape and got WC's. But, she got her act together - got it shape and produced some good results and a decent ranking. Stevenson has not done so.

Just Do It
Jan 4th, 2013, 05:15 PM
I would like to go and watch the 2014 AO too.

:spit: Good one.

Juju Nostalgique
Jan 4th, 2013, 10:50 PM
A total of 53 retirements !


Excuse me? :hysteric: :hysteric: :hysteric:

mikireturns
Jan 14th, 2014, 07:24 PM
:bounce: Well, as we know, the 2014 Australian Open is well underway ... and Sexy is not there.:sad:

Alexandra Stevenson had "plans" for the 2014 Australian Open.

:worship: Plans, plans, plans ... where are all of my fabulous PLANS??!! :lol:

Just when her tired old story couldn't get any weirder, her father came (ahem, ) out with a book last year in which he revealed that Samantha Stevenson performed certain "services" for him in the late 1970s, while she was a female sports journalist (fighting for the cause of women! Fight that noble fight!) and he was still a basketball superstar.

Anyhow, Sexy was allegedly created by the terrors of orthodontia ... the tale is sordid and explains a lot that we already knew, anyhow.

Stevenson's "ranking" has again dipped below # 400.

She has withdrawn from every ITF/Challenger event she entered since November and has withdrawn from the January 2014 events.

All of this comes on the heels of her *record-setting* 2013 campaign, which saw some pretty garden-variety delusions of Wimbledon ("My goal is to win Wimbledon." --Alexandra Stevenson, Gold River, CA, July 2013) and nine mid-match retirements, which was a record, even for her.

What astonishments are the Stevensons ready to unleash in 2014?

A doubles partnership with DeWonder Davis?

An exhibition tour ("Coming to a parking-lot near you!") with Noelle Porter, Monique Viele and Brie Whitehead?

Or has it become "Grey Gardens" at last? :confused:

Will Sexy make an appearance on-court in 2014?

Warrior
Jan 14th, 2014, 07:38 PM
This isn't funny anymore

CrossCourt~Rally
Jan 14th, 2014, 07:40 PM
Forget Jessica Lange & Drew Barrymore in Grey Gardens. Sexy Lexy & Brie Whitehead should team up for a remake on Lifetime or Hallmark Channel :worship:

Then again, maybe she'll surprise us and team up with Nadal in mixed. We know how much he idolizes sexy. ;)

égalité
Jan 14th, 2014, 07:51 PM
If by "sights" she means "TiVo."

ce
Jan 14th, 2014, 07:54 PM
What is the point of posting stuff like that here Miki ? Why are you obsessed with Alexandra ? What can you gain for making fun of her...

edificio
Jan 14th, 2014, 08:03 PM
What is the point of bumping this thread?

Drake1980
Jan 14th, 2014, 08:05 PM
Is she going to play this year?