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Today 07:41 AM
hessie
Re: Alex Stevenson's Chat Thread. (!!!)

$25,000 Brisbane Qualifying

RD1: def Hetrel 6-0 6-1
RD2: def Zakarlyuk 7-5 6-0
RD3: Vs Yuki Chiang

Rematch from last week in the Penrith MD! hopefully Alex can get her revenge
Yesterday 10:54 PM
hessie
Re: Alex Stevenson's Chat Thread. (!!!)

Alex is playing in Qualifying in $25,000 Brisbane starting today.

She’ll play Beatrice Hetrel in the opening round. Whom she beat 1&1 in Perth back in February.
Yesterday 02:40 AM
WhatTheDeuce
Re: Alex Stevenson's Chat Thread. (!!!)

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Originally Posted by mamacita12 View Post
Alex was getting frustrated by the slowness of the court which she yelled out was neutralising her power...After the match Alex commented to her mum that the other girl was a pusher and "going nowehere!"...She was pretty insulting to a player she just lost to, even shouted out on the court "what a pusher" about the other girl.
This is so beyond embarrassing
Sep 22nd, 2017 04:33 AM
mamacita12
Re: Alex Stevenson's Chat Thread. (!!!)

Well I've been following this story for awhile and live in Sydney so took the chance to go check out the match live to see Alex play. Alex still has good power and a beautiful game, her strokes are beautifully produced. Movement is a little dicey as discussed and she just can't seem to stay in long rallys with these young girls. Mum Samantha was sitting right in front of me and encouraging Alex every time she was down our end. The first set was a feast of errors for Alex and went by quickly. The other girl just refused to miss, she was a decent player but nothing amazing. Alex was getting frustrated by her own constant errors, what she saw as some bad calls, and the slowness of the court which she yelled out was neutralising her power. The second set was pretty close and Alex'es level picked up, she had her chances but could never quite get ahead and finally lost the match on a double fault which may have been her first of the match. The second set could have gone either way though. After the match Alex commented to her mum that the other girl was a pusher and "going nowehere!" I'm not sure what that means for Alex though if she still can't win. She was also complaining to Samantha about the slowness of the court and how it hurts her game and if all the courts at the Australian tournament were this slow she would play in Brisbane but that's it, so sounds like they are planning to be here for the ITF run. Too many errors and obviously lacking in match play, struggles to hang in with the longer rallies with these young pups who can run all day and don't miss. Her serve seems to have lost a bit of pop and her shoulder was taped. I can only remember 1-2 aces and 1 double fault so serve seems to have found a balance of not missing but not being as fearsome either. I think she needed a lot more free points than she got. But yeah, when she hits a bunch of good shots in a row as she still can do, her game is very pretty to watch, beautiful strokes and good power and won most points when she came forward to the net. I just don't think she can compete though at the level she wants to. Seeing her reminded me of my own playing and I played high level state tennis, I always play better against better players, hard hitters but struggled against the worse players. I think Alex has the same struggles and that's why we see her play good close matches against higher ranked players at bigger tournaments but struggles otherwise. As long as that keeps happening though, how will she ever get out of the position she is in? I could see her doing better if she was ranked 200-300 and playing higher level tournaments and players but I don't see her being able to reach that level from where she is now with the struggles she still has. She was pretty disappointed with the loss, was pretty insulting to a player she just lost to, even shouted out on the court "what a pusher" about the other girl. Mum was watching and encouraging as always and keeping notes on every point. Let's see what the rest of the tour holds......
Sep 20th, 2017 04:39 AM
coetzergambill
Re: Alex Stevenson's Chat Thread. (!!!)

Sep 20th, 2017 03:34 AM
hessie
Re: Alex Stevenson's Chat Thread. (!!!)

$25,000 Penrith.

RD1: Yuki Chiang def Alexandra Stevenson 6-1 6-4.

Alex was an error machine! Finally started to get going when she was down 6-1 4-2. But it was a little too late.
Sep 19th, 2017 04:24 AM
hessie
Re: Alex Stevenson's Chat Thread. (!!!)

$25,000 Penrith doubles.

RD1: Chiang/Wachaczyk def Stevenson/Zakarlyuk 6-2 6-4

Alex to play her first round singles tomorrow.
Sep 18th, 2017 03:39 PM
coetzergambill
Re: Alex Stevenson's Chat Thread. (!!!)

Gl in the main draw, you really need some wins alex!
Sep 18th, 2017 04:24 AM
hessie
Re: Alex Stevenson's Chat Thread. (!!!)

$25,000 Penrith Qualifying.

Final Round Q: Stevenson def Beslagic 6-0 6-1


Alex into the MD.

RD1: Alexandra Stevenson vs Yuki Kristina Chiang

Doubles RD1: Stevenson/Zakarlyuk vs Chiang/Wachaczyk (3)

Good to see Alex playing doubles.
Sep 17th, 2017 05:16 AM
hessie
Re: Alex Stevenson's Chat Thread. (!!!)

$25,000 Penrith Qualifying

RD1: BYE
RD2: Stevenson (4) def Stoica 6-0 6-0

Plays Binasa Beslagic for a MD spot.
Sep 16th, 2017 09:59 AM
oliver0001
Re: Alex Stevenson's Chat Thread. (!!!)

She's playing somebody who is 14 years old and only started playing tennis at 10
Sep 16th, 2017 05:40 AM
NicNic
Re: Alex Stevenson's Chat Thread. (!!!)

Here we go again...
Sep 15th, 2017 09:17 AM
hessie
Re: Alex Stevenson's Chat Thread. (!!!)

Alex is back in OZ!

$25,000 Penrith Qualifying

Q1: Stevenson vs Stoica
Will be played on Sunday.

Alex won't have to play a ranked player till the MD. should most certainly Qualify.
Sep 15th, 2017 04:24 AM
hessie
Re: Alex Stevenson's Chat Thread. (!!!)

Qualifying draw for Penrith will be released tonight, and I've just seen that Alex has priority 1 for Toowoomba the week after Brisbane. So I'll guess that she's actually back in Australia
We will find out tonight.
Sep 13th, 2017 12:54 AM
hessie
Re: Alex Stevenson's Chat Thread. (!!!)

Is it possible, that Alex would make a second trip for the year all the way to Australia?

having pulled out of next weeks event in the states, Alex remains on the entry list for the $25,000 ITF in Penrith (Near Sydney), as priority 5. shes also on the entry list for the following weeks $25,000 event in Brisbane.
there are 4 $25,000 events, a week off, then 2 $60,000 events all down the East coast of Australia....

surely she wont be flying all the way here again....

I hope she does though
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