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apoet29
Oct 12th, 2001, 09:54 PM
I have been surprised to see a quiet resurgence of Alexandra Stevenson, who hasn't done much since her Wimbledon semifinal a few years ago. In this week's newly releashed rankings, she has risen to 76 in the world and is currently playing in the qualifying draw of the Linz tourney (?). Can she make some sort of comeback? Does anyone have any information about who she is working with? Is her mom still with her?

BTW, if anyone has any information on Mirjana Lucic, I would love to see it. I haven't heard anything about her since the FO.

apoet29
Oct 12th, 2001, 09:57 PM
Sorry, I meant Stevenson is currently in qualifying at Zurich.

justenis
Oct 12th, 2001, 10:17 PM
Apoet

Can one come back if one has never really arrived?

auntie janie
Oct 12th, 2001, 10:23 PM
apoet,

Alexandra had a good run in Moscow, but this week she lost 3-6, 3-6 in the first round of qualifying to Elena Bovina. It is so hard to know with that girl! <IMG SRC="smilies/berzerk.gif" border="0">

Mirjana is supposed to play in a Challenger event in Florida next week, I learned here. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> Please join us in following her results in the Challenger section here on this board!

Becool
Oct 13th, 2001, 02:21 AM
Yes, I'm very happy to see Alexandra backing on the tour..... I mean backing to have good results, cause she always was present all the time! I really miss Mirjana... Would be great if we see both girl doing great, they surprised the world reaching the semis in Wimbledon 1999, now both are fighting to stay at least in top 100.. I think this is bad.....
Well, i just wish good luck to Mirjana in her combeack, in a challenger in Florida and to Alexandra vs Els Callens tomorrow in Zurich <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

ShadowJack
Oct 13th, 2001, 02:26 AM
Alexandra gained a lot of weight last year. And her game wasn't all that refined in 1999. I think she's about where she should be, ranking-wise. She can turn herself intp a top twenty player with a lot of work and conditioning. It would be good to see her. I'm al0ways happy when people who've been shat on come back. Cause if anyone could give the whole tour and all us fans a royal 'fuck you' for how she's been treated, its Alex. I hope she fulfills her potential.

Infiniti2001
Oct 13th, 2001, 02:55 AM
Tell me, why is Alex and comeback in the same sentence?? She 's a player who had 1 good outing and and has yet to back it up...I still say the kid needs to head back to college :P

geoepee
Oct 13th, 2001, 03:10 AM
Hey ShadowJack <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

MANEVSKI
Oct 13th, 2001, 05:34 AM
a comeback?

sorry alex fans but i dont think there could be such a thing becaus ei think wimbeldon 1999 for her wasn't to be.....she wasn't ready!

In a few years time once shes better conditioned , and experienced i really hope she can break the top twenty cos she has the talent and artillery to do so! <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

but to quesiton if shes gonna make a comeback doesnt make sense....cos alex has never been up there , and other than wimbeldon 99 which as i said she wasnt ready for , she hadnt done much.....and if u check her results at wimby she wa slucky to make it that far , winning alot of matces in 3 sets and jelena pretty much had her before the rain delay..

Messenger
Dec 13th, 2002, 03:06 PM
Gold Coast Jan 7 2001
Qual 1 A Stevenson(3) - K Liggan 6-4 3-6 6-1
Qual 2 A Stevenson(3) - J Husarova 6-1 7-68
Qual 3 L Krasnoroutskaya - A Stevenson(3) 6-2 1-0

Sydney Jan 14 2001
Qual 1 B Lamade - A Stevenson(6) 6-1 6-4

Australian Open Jan 28 2001
1 A Stevenson - L Bacheva 7-5 6-1
2 V Ruano Pascual - A Stevenson 3-6 7-5 6-2

Oklahoma City Feb 25 2001
1 A Stevenson - M Irvin 6-4 6-2
2 A Stevenson - J Kandarr 6-3 7-69
QF M Seles(1) - A Stevenson 6-3 6-4

Scottsdale Mar 4 2001
Qual 1 A Stevenson - J Shiflet 6-1 6-3
Qual 2 A Stevenson - K Nimmers-WC 7-61 1-6 6-3
Qual 3 T Pisnik(3) - A Stevenson 6-3 2-2

Indian Wells Mar 11 2001
1 S Pitkowski-Malcor - A Stevenson-WC 4-6 6-4 6-4

Key Biscayne Mar 25 2001
1 A Stevenson-WC - M de Swardt 7-64 6-4
2 E Dementieva(7) - A Stevenson-WC 6-2 2-0

Amelia Island Apr 15 2001
Qual 1 M Maruska - A Stevenson(6) 7-66 4-0

Charleston Apr 22 2001
1 A Stevenson - C Castano 1-6 6-1 6-4
2 I Majoli - A Stevenson 6-1 6-3

Roland Garros June 10 2001
1 D Hantuchova - A Stevenson 6-3 6-3

Surbiton ($25,000 - Great Britain) June 10 2001
1 L Latimer - A Stevenson 7-5 6-3

Birmingham June 17 2001
Qual 1 A Stevenson(6) - R Viollet-WC 6-1 6-3
Qual 2 A Stevenson(6) - R Kolbovic(16) 6-1 6-3
1 A Stevenson-Q - L Krasnoroutskaya 6-4 7-5
2 A Stevenson-Q - A Sidot(15) 6-3 6-2
3 N Tauziat(1) - A Stevenson-Q 6-3 6-3

Eastbourne June 24 2001
Qual 1 A Stevenson - T Snyder 7-61 6-3
Qual 2 E Dominikovic(7) - A Stevenson 7-63 4-6 6-3

Wimbledon July 8 2001
1 A Stevenson-WC - T Garbin 2-6 6-4 6-4
2 S Farina Elia(16) - A Stevenson-WC 6-3 6-2

San Diego Aug 5 2001
Qual 1 A Stevenson(8) - A Loyola-WC 4-6 6-0 7-65
Qual 2 A Stevenson(8) - R Fujiwara 6-4 4-6 6-3
1 A Stevenson-Q - K Brandi 7-65 6-0
2 A Stevenson-Q - A Frazier(14) 6-1 5-7 6-4
3 M Hingis(1) - A Stevenson-Q 6-1 6-3

Manhattan Beach Aug 12 2001
Qual 1 A Stevenson(4) - E Callens 6-3 6-2
Qual 2 A Stevenson(4) - S Obata 7-5 6-4
1 T Tanasugarn - A Stevenson-Q 6-3 4-1

New Haven Aug 26 2001
Qual 1 A Spears(0) - A Stevenson 6-74 7-67 3-1

US Open Sep 9 2001
1 B Schett(19) - A Stevenson-WC 6-1 6-3

Quebec City Sep 23 2001
1 A Stevenson - K Liggan-Q 6-3 6-4
2 A Stevenson - L Osterloh(7) 6-4 6-1
QF M Shaughnessy(1) - A Stevenson 7-66 6-77 7-64

Leipzig Sep 30 2001
Qual 1 A Stevenson - A Svensson 6-4 6-2
Qual 2 D Hantuchova(3) - A Stevenson 6-4 4-6 6-3

Moscow Oct 7 2001
Qual 1 A Stevenson - M Mikaelian 6-3 6-4
Qual 2 A Stevenson - M Marrero(5) 6-0 6-1
Qual 3 A Stevenson - T Panova(1) 6-3 6-1
1 A Stevenson-Q - A Kremer 6-2 6-3
2 E Dementieva(8) - A Stevenson-Q 4-6 7-5 6-2

Filderstadt Oct 14 2001
Qual 1 E Bovina(8) - A Stevenson 6-3 6-3

Zurich Oct 21 2001
Qual 1 A Stevenson(8) - J Craybas 6-1 6-2
Qual 2 A Stevenson(8) - E Callens 6-0 6-0
Qual 3 I Majoli(1) - A Stevenson(8) 6-75 7-5 6-3
1 L Raymond - A Stevenson-LL 7-64 6-3

Linz Oct 28 2001
Qual 1 A Stevenson(8) - A Barna 7-5 6-1
Qual 2 A Stevenson(8) - M Pastikova 6-2 6-2
Qual 3 A Stevenson(8) - D Chladkova(2) 6-0 6-4
1 A Stevenson-Q - C Torrens Valero 7-64 6-2
2 A Stevenson-Q - A Sanchez-Vicario(8) 6-3 3-6 6-0
QF J Dokic(3) - A Stevenson-Q 6-3 7-5


Gold Coast Jan 6 2002
1 E Likhovtseva - A Stevenson 6-2 1-6 6-4

Sydney Jan 13 2002
Qual 1 A Stevenson(7) - S Klaschka 6-2 1-6 6-3
Qual 2 A Stevenson(7) - M Dowse-WC 6-3 1-6 6-1
Qual 3 A Stevenson(7) - A Gersi 6-1 6-1
1 A Stevenson-Q - I Tulyaganova 6-1 6-70 7-5
2 A Stevenson-Q - J Capriati(1) 7-65 3-6 6-4
QF M Shaughnessy(8) - A Stevenson-Q 6-4 6-1

Australian Open Jan 27 2002
1 M Shaughnessy(10) - A Stevenson 6-75 6-2 7-5

Pan Pacific Open Feb 3 2002
Qual 1 A Stevenson(1) - L Huber 6-3 5-7 6-2
Qual 2 A Stevenson(1) - A Spears 6-2 6-4
Qual 3 A Stevenson(1) - W Prakusya 7-65 6-4
1 A Stevenson-Q - K Srebotnik-Q 6-1 6-4
2 A Stevenson-Q - A Coetzer(8) 4-6 6-0 7-63
QF M Seles(3) - A Stevenson-Q 7-69 7-69

Memphis Feb 24 2002
1 A Stevenson(4) - V Zvonareva-Q 7-64 4-6 7-65
2 A Stevenson(4) - Y Cho 6-2 6-74 6-3
QF A Stevenson(4) - S Talaja 6-1 4-6 6-2
SF A Stevenson(4) - A Jidkova 6-1 6-2
F L Raymond(2) - A Stevenson(4) 4-6 6-3 7-69

Scottsdale Mar 3 2002
1 A Stevenson - A Frazier 1-6 6-4 6-4
2 J Capriati(1) - A Stevenson 6-4 6-4

Indian Wells Mar 10 2002
1 A Stevenson(25) bye
2 A Stevenson(25) - S Kleinova-Q 6-2 6-2
3 A Stevenson(25) - E Dementieva(8) 6-4 0-6 6-4
4 A Coetzer(10) - A Stevenson(25) 6-1 5-7 7-5

Key Biscayne Mar 24 2002
1 A Stevenson(23) bye
2 A Stevenson(23) - E Dominikovic-Q 6-3 6-2
3 A Stevenson(23) - M Maleeva(16) 6-3 7-5
4 M Hingis(3) - A Stevenson(23) 6-2 6-0

Amelia Island Apr 14 2002
1 A Stevenson(13) - A Serra-Zanetti-Q 6-4 5-7 6-2
2 A Myskina - A Stevenson(13) 2-6 6-0 6-2

Roland Garros June 9 2002
1 E Dominikovic - A Stevenson(28) 6-3 6-2

Surbiton ($25,000 - Great Britain) June 9 2002
1 A Stevenson(1) - C Watson 7-5 6-0
2 A Stevenson(1) - M Saeki-LL 6-2 6-1
QF A Stevenson(1) - J Pullin 6-4 7-65
SF L Granville - A Stevenson(1) 7-66 3-6 6-3

Birmingham June 16 2002
1 A Stevenson(10) - W Prakusya 6-2 7-63
2 A Stevenson(10) - S Asagoe-Q 6-3 6-4
3 A Myskina(6) - A Stevenson(10) 3-6 6-2 6-3

Eastbourne June 23 2002
1 A Frazier-Q - A Stevenson 7-66 6-2

Wimbledon July 7 2002
1 S Obata - A Stevenson(24) 6-1 6-3

Stanford July 28 2002
1 M Tu - A Stevenson 7-65 6-4

San Diego Aug 4 2002
1 A Kournikova - A Stevenson 6-0 6-1

Los Angeles Aug 11 2002
1 A Stevenson - E Likhovtseva 6-4 7-66
2 D Bedanova(8) - A Stevenson 6-3 6-2

Montreal Aug 18 2002
1 A Stevenson - A Smashnova(13) 6-2 7-64
2 A Stevenson - T Tanasugarn 6-3 5-7 6-4
3 J Dokic(3) - A Stevenson 1-6 7-5 6-1

New Haven Aug 25 2002
1 A Stevenson-WC - J Kostanic-Q 6-3 7-5
2 M Hingis(5) - A Stevenson-WC 7-5 6-4

US Open Sep 8 2002
1 S Foretz - A Stevenson(31) 6-4 5-7 6-3

Quebec City Sep 22 2002
1 A Stevenson(6) - M Salerni 6-4 6-1
2 A Stevenson(6) - R Neffa-de los Rios 6-1 6-4
QF S Farina Elia(1) - A Stevenson(6) 6-2 3-6 6-1

Leipzig Sep 29 2002
1 A Stevenson - D Chladkova-Q 6-4 4-6 6-2
2 J Husarova - A Stevenson 1-6 7-62 7-66

Filderstadt Oct 13 2002
Qual 1 A Stevenson(5) - A Barna 4-6 6-4 6-3
Qual 2 A Stevenson(5) - N Duebbers-WC 6-3 6-3
Qual 3 A Stevenson(5) - M Matevzic 2-6 6-0 6-3
1 A Stevenson-Q - M Shaughnessy-WC 6-3 5-7 6-3
2 A Stevenson-Q - J Capriati(1) 7-64 4-6 6-4
QF D Hantuchova(8) - A Stevenson-Q 6-1 6-2

Zurich Oct 20 2002
Qual 1 A Stevenson(5) - M Geznenge 6-2 6-1
Qual 2 A Stevenson(5) - A Roesch 6-1 3-6 6-2
Qual 3 A Stevenson(5) - L Huber 5-7 6-2 6-0
1 A Stevenson-Q - A Sugiyama 6-3 6-4
2 A Stevenson-Q - J Dokic(5) 7-66 4-6 7-5
QF C Martinez - A Stevenson-Q 7-5 7-5

Linz Oct 27 2002
1 A Stevenson - C Martinez 6-1 6-2
2 A Stevenson - A Myskina(6) 6-3 7-65
QF A Stevenson - J Capriati(1) 6-1 6-1
SF A Stevenson - D Hantuchova(5) 6-4 7-66
F J Henin-Hardenne(4) - A Stevenson 6-3 6-0

Currently #18

Smart
Dec 13th, 2002, 05:12 PM
Why not?

Jakeev
Dec 13th, 2002, 05:46 PM
Being that this thread is rather old I think Alex has done rather nicely in 2002 even though she has some consistency and a string of losses during the summer.

I think as each comes and goes you will see fewer bad matches from her. 2003 I think will be a test but I predict she will be the most dangerous player on tour.

Volcana
Dec 13th, 2002, 05:50 PM
"... if anyone could give the whole tour and all us fans a royal 'fuck you' for how she's been treated, its Alex."

My guess is, a top 20 ranking feels real good. Alex seems more content, her Mom's still with her, and she seems to feel no need to taunt her suddenly MUCH quieter nay-sayers. Or maybe she's saving the 'fuck you' for after she wins her first tournament.

Monica_Rules
Dec 13th, 2002, 06:47 PM
Its good to see Alex ranked so high.I think she can go higher i don't know how high though!

BK4ever
Dec 13th, 2002, 07:25 PM
She wont go that much higher unless she gets a fulltime coach.

Jakeev
Dec 13th, 2002, 07:55 PM
Who is Alex working with?

Volcana
Dec 13th, 2002, 09:22 PM
BK4ever - That's what people said when she was ranked #50 too.

Venus Forever
Dec 13th, 2002, 11:37 PM
Originally posted by Jakeev
Who is Alex working with?

If you mean coaching wise, then her mother.:rolleyes:

If she got a real coach she could be a legitimate threat for GS titles and the #1 ranking.