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Aug 14th, 2016 12:37 AM
mikireturns
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Originally Posted by SERVivor View Post
MikiReturns, stop cheating on Lucic.

No, just kidding. I saw your post on the front page of the Forum under "Recent Discussion" and couldn't resist a little teasing.
HA! 😆 At least SEXY LEXY is out there on the courts PLAYING this summer, racking-up the wins (and another ret. in record-holding Ret Portfolio).

Miki is coasting on her Top 55 ranking and probably drinking champagne on the beach in Sarasota. 🍾🎉 Girl needs to get back out there and fight like Sexy is doing.
Aug 13th, 2016 06:23 PM
SERVivor
Re: Alex Stevenson's Chat Thread. (!!!)

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Originally Posted by mikireturns View Post
Oh boy. Sexy was interviewed at the Granby tournament and the journalist described her in the headline and lede as THE SUPERSTAR who wants to regain her place.

��

Sorry, Alexandra Stevenson may have drummed-up a lot of (mostly weird) publicity in her day, but she was never even close to being a tennis "SUPERSTAR."

No wonder this lady has been on the hamster wheel of delusion for so long. These kinds of articles about her don't help.

For those who want "Cliff's notes" from the French original, she repeats a lot of the same silliness we've been hearing for years:

1. She is only NOW perfectly healthy (or *almost* perfectly healthy!) for the "first time in years." [Please forget that she has said she was perfectly healthy and "ready" in 2007, and 2008 --when she begged the father for financial help because she was "ready to go", and then in 2009 when she beat Coco Vandeweghe at a small event and declared, "I always knew I would come back." etc. etc.]

2. Her goal is to regain the Top 100 (She has at least --for now-- stopped publicly mentioning a plan to win a Slam or make the Top 20).

3. She gets no financial support from her home country and is resentful about it. Apparently, she believes she should have been getting $$$ since 2004 when she had surgery. She is also envious of players like Aleksandra Wozniack who are supported financially by Tennis Canada for their comebacks. Sexy joked that she might have to become Canadian to get some dollars. ��

4. Sexy believes that she can play a lot longer and "age doesn't mean anything" because other athletes are doing so well at 35 and older.

Anyhow, here's the link to the SUPERSTAR story, if anyone is interested:

Alexandra Stevenson: la superstar qui veut reprendre sa place | Michel Tassé | Sports

Needless to say, she followed this interview with the first-round retirement against the unranked gal in Landisville, so ...

Sexy keeps on giving entertainment value, no matter what. Gotta give her that.
MikiReturns, stop cheating on Lucic.

No, just kidding. I saw your post on the front page of the Forum under "Recent Discussion" and couldn't resist a little teasing.
Aug 13th, 2016 06:19 PM
mikireturns
Re: Alex Stevenson's Chat Thread. (!!!)

Oh boy. Sexy was interviewed at the Granby tournament and the journalist described her in the headline and lede as THE SUPERSTAR who wants to regain her place.

😆

Sorry, Alexandra Stevenson may have drummed-up a lot of (mostly weird) publicity in her day, but she was never even close to being a tennis "SUPERSTAR."

No wonder this lady has been on the hamster wheel of delusion for so long. These kinds of articles about her don't help.

For those who want "Cliff's notes" from the French original, she repeats a lot of the same silliness we've been hearing for years:

1. She is only NOW perfectly healthy (or *almost* perfectly healthy!) for the "first time in years." [Please forget that she has said she was perfectly healthy and "ready" in 2007, and 2008 --when she begged the father for financial help because she was "ready to go", and then in 2009 when she beat Coco Vandeweghe at a small event and declared, "I always knew I would come back." etc. etc.]

2. Her goal is to regain the Top 100 (She has at least --for now-- stopped publicly mentioning a plan to win a Slam or make the Top 20).

3. She gets no financial support from her home country and is resentful about it. Apparently, she believes she should have been getting $$$ since 2004 when she had surgery. She is also envious of players like Aleksandra Wozniack who are supported financially by Tennis Canada for their comebacks. Sexy joked that she might have to become Canadian to get some dollars. 🙄

4. Sexy believes that she can play a lot longer and "age doesn't mean anything" because other athletes are doing so well at 35 and older.

Anyhow, here's the link to the SUPERSTAR story, if anyone is interested:

Alexandra Stevenson: la superstar qui veut reprendre sa place | Michel Tassé | Sports

Needless to say, she followed this interview with the first-round retirement against the unranked gal in Landisville, so ...

Sexy keeps on giving entertainment value, no matter what. Gotta give her that.
Aug 11th, 2016 07:19 PM
hessie
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Originally Posted by Kevin. View Post
She was also in the doubles qualifying draw with some local 18-year old who is a 1-star but withdrew. So maybe it is a legitimate injury?
Excuse me for being the naive Australian.. but what does 1-star mean?
Aug 9th, 2016 12:57 PM
Kevin.
Re: Alex Stevenson's Chat Thread. (!!!)

She was also in the doubles qualifying draw with some local 18-year old who is a 1-star but withdrew. So maybe it is a legitimate injury?
Aug 8th, 2016 08:11 PM
hessie
Re: Alex Stevenson's Chat Thread. (!!!)

^ She was still an amateur when she won he singles ITF title.


Alex retired from her qualifying match this morning down 3-5 in the first set.
Aug 8th, 2016 07:57 PM
Srodgers
Re: Alex Stevenson's Chat Thread. (!!!)

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Originally Posted by mikireturns View Post
It's a start! Now she should have perhaps a better chance to do well with Jaksic out of the way.

Go for the whole enchilada, Sexy! Get your first EVER tournament win as a pro.
She's won an itf title before and a WTA doubles title with Serena...
Aug 8th, 2016 07:41 PM
mikireturns
Re: Alex Stevenson's Chat Thread. (!!!)

😑 Terrible result. Back to her old tricks, it seems. This Starr girl isn't even ranked, at the moment.

Sexy's season could be essentially over. There are no more US-based challengers through the end of the US Open, and Sexy will lose 7 rankings points in the next two weeks, sending her back down toward the 600 ranking area.

It will be very difficult for her to win even qualifying matches against the strong players who will show-up in places like Albuquerque, etc.

She could very probably finish 2016 with only 1 main-draw match win at the Challenger-level. 😳

Wow, what a waste of money and time. Especially time. Truly.
Aug 8th, 2016 07:22 PM
coetzergambill
Re: Alex Stevenson's Chat Thread. (!!!)

QR2: Starr def. (4)Stevenson 53 ret.

Aug 8th, 2016 05:28 PM
coetzergambill
Re: Alex Stevenson's Chat Thread. (!!!)

Let's go lexy!
Aug 7th, 2016 08:44 PM
mikireturns
Re: Alex Stevenson's Chat Thread. (!!!)

Good chance to qualify here. It's a shame she doesn't get any points for these $25K qually wins, but at least she gets some confidence by beating up on these kids.

And it would be great if she could dig-in and make a good run in the main draw. Seems the form is there.
Aug 7th, 2016 03:24 AM
hessie
Re: Alex Stevenson's Chat Thread. (!!!)

Alex is playing in her next tournament this upcoming week in the $25,000 event in Landisville.. She's seeded 4th in qualifying so has a first round bye tomorrow. Should certainly qualify in her section.

Let's hope last weeks form continues over to this week.
Aug 5th, 2016 05:25 PM
NicNic
Re: Alex Stevenson's Chat Thread. (!!!)

Sad but expected result.
Aug 5th, 2016 09:57 AM
coetzergambill
Re: Alex Stevenson's Chat Thread. (!!!)

lost in doubles 63 46 10-2

a much more promising week, but she really needs to win those matches, especially if she has match points!
Aug 4th, 2016 09:49 PM
mikireturns
Re: Alex Stevenson's Chat Thread. (!!!)

Genuinely bummed for Sexy. This was sooooo close against a talented up-and-coming youngster. She fought all the way to the end, too.

(Which leads me to wonder why she didn't try to grit-out more matches over the past few years instead of that constant retiring nonsense.)

Still, a small glimmer of hope. But trouble awaits: she still has points to defend. Maybe in Landisville, her next event, she'll find the right gear.
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