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Mr. Man
Jun 24th, 2003, 04:16 PM
defeated by Loit 7:5 7:6(2).

shocking... :p Good effort Alex. Well played Emilie!

King Lindsay
Jun 24th, 2003, 04:16 PM
she was up against a better player. ;)

emilie has a beautiful draw. maybe it'll all come together for her.

irma
Jun 24th, 2003, 04:16 PM
lol

Hurley
Jun 24th, 2003, 04:17 PM
Shocking? To who?

This result was never in doubt.

Mateo Mathieu
Jun 24th, 2003, 04:17 PM
Predictable :p

jenglisbe
Jun 24th, 2003, 04:17 PM
I don't even know how Alexandra is still top 30!! or did Wimbledon give her a higher seeding?

GoDominique
Jun 24th, 2003, 04:18 PM
I would have been shocked and disappointed if Emilie had lost this one.

Congrats Emilie :)

Burberry
Jun 24th, 2003, 04:22 PM
Well Done Miss Loit!!! :D

King Lindsay
Jun 24th, 2003, 04:23 PM
I don't even know how Alexandra is still top 30!! or did Wimbledon give her a higher seeding?

she is seeded where she is ranked.

irma
Jun 24th, 2003, 04:24 PM
indoor results

carisbro
Jun 24th, 2003, 04:28 PM
:rolleyes: here we go again, alex wtf ????....

well done loit.... :)

now its time for my girlfriend to play.. go ashley :drool: :hearts:

E. Blackadder
Jun 24th, 2003, 04:30 PM
go Emilie :hearts:

darren cahill
Jun 24th, 2003, 04:30 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

baleineau
Jun 24th, 2003, 04:30 PM
Phew, narrowly avoided the upset. Well played Emilie Loit. good try Alex. You're getting there.

baleineau
Jun 24th, 2003, 04:31 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

at the same time LOL

Kuti Kis&Monica
Jun 24th, 2003, 04:33 PM
Whatever we could say is that's a pity to see how much potential can be so wasted :o

Gowza
Jun 24th, 2003, 04:41 PM
no i'm not surprised. at first i thought stevenson would win but then i realised that loit has a pretty good effective game for grass and stevenson doesn't play well at majors so it became clear that loit would have won.

Whatzup
Jun 24th, 2003, 04:42 PM
No :D :p

darren cahill
Jun 24th, 2003, 04:43 PM
Phew, narrowly avoided the upset. Well played Emilie Loit. good try Alex. You're getting there.


exactly where is she 'getting'? lol

Cariaoke
Jun 24th, 2003, 04:45 PM
surprised? hell no.

Julian
Jun 24th, 2003, 04:52 PM
LMAO! I am totally shocked!! Well not really. :p

BTW didn't Alex predict that she would win Wimbledon someday? Sighh can anyone tell me who her coach is??

irma
Jun 24th, 2003, 04:54 PM
samantha

RAA
Jun 24th, 2003, 04:55 PM
well, it was close.. but no cigar for Alex...

Julian
Jun 24th, 2003, 04:56 PM
Sighh Alex seriously needs more training from a different coach. She does have the talent..

treufreund
Jun 24th, 2003, 05:12 PM
yes and during the entire clay court we had to hear "wait til alex gets on grass where she will kick ass" :rolleyes:

I just hope Emilie can string together a few more matches. :D

Mrs. Peel
Jun 24th, 2003, 05:16 PM
Not surprised...totally expected this result...I bet Loit carved her up good!

Lelu
Jun 24th, 2003, 05:22 PM
Alex seriously needs more training from a different coach

Alex needs more training, period. Aspiration needs to be supported by perspiration.

Mase
Jun 24th, 2003, 05:33 PM
surprised? hell no.

Exactly.

harloo
Jun 24th, 2003, 06:04 PM
alex!!!!!! :eek: :sad: whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!


lol

maccardel
Jun 24th, 2003, 07:14 PM
Well there's not much for me to say but out of concern, I hope she didn't book her hotel for two weeks. I'd hate to imagine her throwing the money away considering there's not much in the bank.

I thought she would use her hidden skills that only she seems to know about and string together something sort of a run, well those skills still remain hidden.......damn Alex.

Kart
Jun 24th, 2003, 07:50 PM
All that money I bet on her to win gone ... this is the biggest shock I can think of since Eastbourne :eek:.

King Lindsay
Jun 24th, 2003, 08:04 PM
Well there's not much for me to say but out of concern, I hope she didn't book her hotel for two weeks. I'd hate to imagine her throwing the money away considering there's not much in the bank.

I thought she would use her hidden skills that only she seems to know about and string together something sort of a run, well those skills still remain hidden.......damn Alex.

uh, hospitality is paid by the tournament.

darren cahill
Jun 24th, 2003, 08:19 PM
uh, hospitality is paid by the tournament.


even for alexandra? :p :confused:

Sanneriet
Jun 25th, 2003, 04:26 AM
Stevenson Doesn't Dwell on '99 Performance
By GEORGE VECSEY


imbledon, England

ALEXANDRA STEVENSON will always have Wimbledon - but only if she chooses to dwell on the way she blasted into the semifinals at age 18, maybe even thinking her career was always going to be that way.

Instead, Stevenson has never come close to the form she showed in 1999. She lost again in the first round yesterday, 7-5, 7-6 (2), to Emilie Loit of France, with a crowd of curiosity-seekers gathered around Court 5.


"I think everybody remembers it more than me," Stevenson said afterward.

The amazing thing was that she played the best tennis of her life, with fans and the news media gawking after the revelation that her father is Julius Erving. Up until then, she had been known only as the daughter of Samantha Stevenson, a freelance journalist who has worked for The New York Times.

Alexandra Stevenson cannot afford to live four years in the past. She is a 6-foot-1 woman with a powerful serve, who is trying to convert her game from baseline to serve-and-volley, while also hanging on to her ranking as 28th in the world. Grass is supposed to be her best surface, but only if she gets her serves in.

After that wonderful burst in 1999, Stevenson has a record of 4 victories and 16 losses in Grand Slam events. Her overall record is 8-16 this year and her career record on grass is only 10-11.

For all the trial and error, Stevenson moves on. She studies college philosophy courses on the road. She wants to be an actress one day. And she has strong views on race and femininity, particularly when they are intermingled.

At the moment, Stevenson is angry over the way her friend Serena Williams was jeered in the semifinals of the French Open. Some people explain that the crowd was mostly rooting for a French-speaking underdog, Justine Henin-Hardenne of Belgium, but Stevenson said: "I thought it was unfair. They crossed the line."

Recently, she and her mother discovered an article that celebrated Henin-Hardenne, as Stevenson remembers it, as a victory for "femininity in a long blond ponytail."

"They played the race card," Stevenson said. "As somebody of mixed race, that hurts me. I'm sure it hurt some brunettes, too. My mom and I call that a 'refrigerator quote.' "

Serena Williams, who won yesterday, did not want to talk about what happened at the French Open. Her sister Venus, who won on Monday, praised the Wimbledon fans for their "class" in applauding the good hits by both players.

Both sisters are currently supporting a new advertising campaign for women's tennis that says, "Get in touch with your feminine side," and depicts top players in ferocious poses.

"This sport is over-Kournikova-ized," Stevenson said, referring to the Russian-born Anna Kournikova, who has been the star of tennis calendars without ever winning a tournament.

"People call me fat, they say I have a big butt," said Stevenson, who is listed as 156 pounds. "It's ridiculous. Nobody talks about Andy Roddick's arms or James Blake's legs. They just play."

Then there is the matter of her mind. Stevenson is finishing up her sophomore year at the University of Colorado, taking correspondence courses in sociology and philosophy.

Her laptop and notes for a paper on Descartes recently disappeared from her hotel room in Birmingham, England, but Stevenson's aunt had fortunately saved some of the research and early drafts.

The memories of 1999 are not totally purged from Stevenson's mental hard drive, either. She counts herself lucky that she came along before major renovations to the All England Club.

"Everything is new here," she said yesterday. "The old locker room is gone. I was in the second room, and it was pretty sparse. By the time I got to the semifinals, I was the last player dressing in there.

"I was lucky to be here then," she decided. "It was a little more quaint then. It's more commercialized now."

As a semifinalist, Stevenson is forever eligible to partake of the hospitality of the Final Eight Club, a little oasis for former quarterfinalists here. But she has never been inside, giving the tickets to her hosts during her stays here, which tend to be short.

Alexandra and her mother soldier on, pretty much as they did in 1999, without a professional coach.

"I'm happy to have her," Alexandra said. "I don't think I'd be out here without her. I don't like the coach-lover system. You can tumble out pretty fast when that ends. She's my blood. She cares for me."

After the post-mortem for her brief 2003 Wimbledon performance, Stevenson saw her mother was waiting for her out in the hallway, just as she was in 1999, when all things seemed possible.



Alexandra, you NEED a coach. They aren't ALL coach/lovers. That sounds like her mother speaking.

treufreund
Jun 25th, 2003, 05:05 AM
Why does everyone blame all of Alex's losses and problems on her mother? I am not a fan of Samantha but it is not fair to always blame her.

F-R-E-A-K
Jun 25th, 2003, 05:50 AM
Go Loit!

Couver
Jun 25th, 2003, 06:18 AM
I feel bad for Alex, it seems she works so hard but with nothing to show for it. :sad: Did she shake the chair umpires hand? That is one thing that irritates me about her, when she looses she won't shake their hand, it's not really their fault.

I kinda see where she is coming from in regards to the apperance issue. But really if she wanted to see people talk about Andy's arms and James' legs, not to mention other parts of them she should check this board out. :)

o0O0o
Jun 25th, 2003, 06:34 AM
There goes Alex...another black person saying Justine won because of racist crowds. Why am I not suprised? Alex deserves every last internet bashing and offensive journalist question she gets. :)

Aerien
Jun 25th, 2003, 07:16 AM
Phew, narrowly avoided the upset. Well played Emilie Loit. good try Alex. You're getting there.

Alex, the seeded player and former semi-finalist, beating Emilie, the unseeded player, would have been an upset?
Poor Alex.:angel:

cynicole
Jun 25th, 2003, 08:25 AM
Recently, she and her mother discovered an article that celebrated Henin-Hardenne, as Stevenson remembers it, as a victory for "femininity in a long blond ponytail."

"They played the race card," Stevenson said. "As somebody of mixed race, that hurts me. I'm sure it hurt some brunettes, too. My mom and I call that a 'refrigerator quote.' "

[...snip...]

"This sport is over-Kournikova-ized," Stevenson said, referring to the Russian-born Anna Kournikova, who has been the star of tennis calendars without ever winning a tournament.

"People call me fat, they say I have a big butt," said Stevenson


ROTFLMAO

really, the amount of press Alex receives is just as incommensurate with her talent as Anna's.

Diya
Jun 25th, 2003, 08:49 AM
Yea I am soooooo suprised ! I thought she would have atleast made the SF's again :rolleyes:;)

azza
Jun 25th, 2003, 09:17 AM
Loit needs the points so good on her :)

Tennisfan-Mtl
Jun 25th, 2003, 10:23 AM
Poor Alex ;) When will all of her points drop off ? I can't believe she's still in the top 30 when she can barely win a match nowadays...

Well done, Émilie! :)

tennisjam
Jun 25th, 2003, 12:10 PM
She should get down to earth and be a little more humble...maybe then she could win some more matches... :rolleyes: