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Jakeev
Jun 11th, 2003, 08:37 PM
But if she continues to waste her talent away I am just not sure I can stomach her losses anymore.

It's enough I have to read the crap that people say about her, not that other players don't get around here too, but to watch her lose the way she does well it's just depressing.

So from now on I am just gonna silently cheer for her and pray something snaps in her head and she finally realizes she has got what it takes to be a Champion and that she needs help to get to that point.

Good luck to you the rest of the way Alex, but I hope you start smelling the roses or coffee or whatever soon.........

Cam'ron Giles
Jun 11th, 2003, 08:45 PM
The only way things will change for her is if she get rid of the that tyrant she calls a mother and stop living in a dream world...It boggles my mind to be honest...I am had no idea that we share a fave...Well, wonders never ceases...:D

Jakeev
Jun 11th, 2003, 08:47 PM
The only way things will change for her is if she get rid of the that tyrant she calls a mother and stop living in a dream world...It boggles my mind to be honest...I am had no idea that we share a fave...Well, wonders never ceases...:D


Well that's because you don't pay attention enough around here :p

Glenn
Jun 11th, 2003, 08:50 PM
I've always liked Alexandra, and that won't change yet.
I hope she can do well at Wimbledon, which is her favorite surface!

Simplify
Jun 11th, 2003, 08:51 PM
Jakeev, I am by NO means an Alex fan, but I understand how you feel.

SJW
Jun 11th, 2003, 08:56 PM
I've always liked Alexandra, and that won't change yet.
I hope she can do well at Wimbledon, which is her favorite surface!

liar! :p u started liking her due to a superior power :angel: hmmm i wonder who that was :angel:

LOL Alex has been my second fave for ages now....im with her this far, why not all the way?

Jakeev
Jun 11th, 2003, 09:24 PM
liar! :p u started liking her due to a superior power :angel: hmmm i wonder who that was :angel:

LOL Alex has been my second fave for ages now....im with her this far, why not all the way?

LOl SerenaJ I see Glenn is suddenly on an "alex bandwagon."

:kiss:

SJW
Jun 11th, 2003, 09:30 PM
LOl SerenaJ I see Glenn is suddenly on an "alex bandwagon."

:kiss:

well hes liked her for about a year now but if it wasnt for me...:angel:

Glenn WTF did u change Suarez to ur avatar?!?!?! leave Jeca alone, u suck! :p

Cybelle Darkholme
Jun 11th, 2003, 09:33 PM
She needs to hire davenports old coach because he whipped lindsay into grandslam shape when she was nothing but a tall big mess.

Cam'ron Giles
Jun 11th, 2003, 09:49 PM
he whipped lindsay into grandslam shape when she was nothing but a tall big mess.


OOOOOHHHHHH Cybelle, run for cover...the TOP crew is gonna get you... :eek:

auntie janie
Jun 11th, 2003, 10:51 PM
The only way things will change for her is if she get rid of the that tyrant she calls a mother and stop living in a dream world

I agree with this 100%. Alex is, what, 22 or 23 years old, but she acts and speaks like a 12 year old, always trying to be cutesy. Alex, ugh! You are too old to get away with cutesy! Her mother has such a strong hold over her, she has no clue that she is suffering from a bad case of arrested development.

I don't totally dislike Alex. I respected the way she slowly made her way up the ranks by playing in qualies all over Europe right after 9/11. If she ever busts out of her childish personna, she may become a decent adult. As an adult, she would then take over responsibility for her own career and dismiss her Mom from that role -- it's not impossible; Anna Kournikova did it, and she had an intense Mom-coach, too.
But I'm not holding my breath. Alex seems too happy in her child-woman personna.

King Lindsay
Jun 12th, 2003, 12:03 AM
She needs to hire davenports old coach because he whipped lindsay into grandslam shape when she was nothing but a tall big mess.

If you knew anything about her career, you'd know that Robert was her coach even when she was a "tall big mess". The impetus for change came from Lindsay herself.

Bella
Jun 12th, 2003, 12:04 AM
Remember what Jennifer came back from and how long it took her. There's lots of hope for Alex.

King Lindsay
Jun 12th, 2003, 12:09 AM
Remember what Jennifer came back from and how long it took her. There's lots of hope for Alex.

Jennifer was much different. She was a solid top tenner when she left the game, and had been for a few years. alex has never ever shown those type of results. Honestly, she hit the top twenty last year, but I don't see that much reason why she should be better than that. Yeah, I get it, she has a big serve and can hit the ball hard. Just not in the court. She's apparently an "athlete", but she seems slower than mud to me. She's a good player when everything works right, but i don't know if you can say she's wasting her talent at this stage. She made a big jump last year, might be the best she can do.

Jakeev
Jun 13th, 2003, 09:48 AM
OOOOOHHHHHH Cybelle, run for cover...the TOP crew is gonna get you... :eek:

Uh not at all Cybelle was right Lindsay was a big tall mess. ANd oh my freaking goodness somebody call CNN I just freakin agreed with Cybelle........

Jane
Jun 13th, 2003, 12:31 PM
I think Janie is right that Alex’s problem is immaturity, both on and off the court. She often seems more interested in being a tennis star than in fully developing her talent. I think that run she had at Wimbledon, in retrospect, did not help her at all. It gave her and her mother a false sense of where she was with her game. I understand that the Wimbledon run convinced them that Alex should turn pro and abandon the idea of playing college tennis.

I don’t usually think that playing college tennis is much help in developing a pro-player, but in Alex’s case, I think a couple of years on a college team would have helped her a lot in terms of maturity. (She should have enrolled in an east coast college and left Mom is Southern California.)

In any case, she needs to do something quickly. Alex will be 23 this year and there are already players 5,6,7 years younger than her starting to make a name for themselves on the tour.

c2
Jun 13th, 2003, 03:34 PM
Thanks Jane - v good reply, with some intelligence in it too (wow, when does that happen on THIS board??) ;) :)

auntie janie
Jun 13th, 2003, 06:22 PM
I agree, c2! I am in awe of that post! Welcome aboard, Jane! :):):):):)

tennisjam
Jun 13th, 2003, 06:51 PM
To me, Alex has only been a spoilt daddy's daughter so far...

King Lindsay
Jun 13th, 2003, 08:58 PM
To me, Alex has only been a spoilt daddy's daughter so far...

I don't really think dr J spoiled her. he was never around.

Jakeev
Jun 13th, 2003, 09:53 PM
To me, Alex has only been a spoilt daddy's daughter so far...

Im not gonna be as nice as King Lindsay. That was a stupid comment.

Jakeev
Jun 13th, 2003, 09:57 PM
I think Janie is right that Alex’s problem is immaturity, both on and off the court. She often seems more interested in being a tennis star than in fully developing her talent. I think that run she had at Wimbledon, in retrospect, did not help her at all. It gave her and her mother a false sense of where she was with her game. I understand that the Wimbledon run convinced them that Alex should turn pro and abandon the idea of playing college tennis.

I don’t usually think that playing college tennis is much help in developing a pro-player, but in Alex’s case, I think a couple of years on a college team would have helped her a lot in terms of maturity. (She should have enrolled in an east coast college and left Mom is Southern California.)

In any case, she needs to do something quickly. Alex will be 23 this year and there are already players 5,6,7 years younger than her starting to make a name for themselves on the tour.

Good point. Now you see this poster is farely new and already shows how a person can critique a player without being mean spirited. Bravo Jane!!!!!!

Cariaoke
Jun 13th, 2003, 10:20 PM
Jane pretty much summed up my thoughts.

I've noticed that she's practically married to her mom. I understand that that's a particularly strong bond since Samantha was a single mother raising Alex. But she needs to take a note from her 'best friends' on the tour, Serena and Venus. Sure, both of their parents are their coaches but they are their own people.

Does Alex even have her own house, yet? Probably not. Her mom probably controls her to no end. It's particularly sad because I think her mom has filled her little head with dreams and has basically told her that if she keeps with the same game plan, that she'll eventually make the top ten and win grand slams. This game plan has not worked and it's time for Alex to realize that. She has a huge serve but has no idea how to deal with it. She has the talent but not the tools to string up consecutive wins.

I'm not going to give up on her, yet. I figure she'll get tired of being stagnant one of these days. She's had plenty of opportunities to win her first title. I hope she wakes up and stop viewing her tennis career and life in general through her mom's rose-colored glasses.