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Yesterday 09:36 PM
Re: Alex Stevenson's Chat Thread. (!!!)

Well a nice effort from her. Certainly a better one than I expected. Having said that, it's yet another L and a close to her year. Really not sure what her game plan could be for next year or if she should even give it a go. According to her, this was the first year she was healthy since her shoulder injury over a decade ago and she has ended the year worse than she has the past few years(outside of the top 500). If she does continue in 2016, which we have no reason to expect her not to, she really has to do like what Patty Schnyder has done this year and strictly play $10k and $25ks. She has to win an event at this level before she can even consider playing a $50 or $100k. Honestly though she probably won't have much of a choice. It'll be tough for her to even get into qualifying of some of the $50k events.

She should probably ditch that useless coach she picked up this year. He might be even more delusional and more of a crutch than her mother is. I know I said before but I honestly don't understand how she has any financial resources to continue. sigh

*Awaits mikireturns response*
Nov 23rd, 2015 11:34 PM
the mixer
Re: Alex Stevenson's Chat Thread. (!!!)

Loses 6-1 in the third

Surprisingly good effort overall. Very impressive in the first two sets. A bit more belief and she could have won the opening set.
Nov 23rd, 2015 11:24 PM
the mixer
Re: Alex Stevenson's Chat Thread. (!!!)

Down 1-4 in the third. There was a thread recently saying Jovanovski was 15-1 in three setters this year so maybe no surprise. At least no bagel.
Nov 23rd, 2015 11:18 PM
Re: Alex Stevenson's Chat Thread. (!!!)

Down double break 0-3 in the third. C'mon Alex.
Nov 23rd, 2015 10:57 PM
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Nov 23rd, 2015 10:57 PM
Re: Alex Stevenson's Chat Thread. (!!!)

YEESSSSSS. GO ALEX. she's playing so well, moving Jovanovski from side to side, and is getting to the net when she can!!! Common Alex. Big 3rd set here. Please.
Nov 23rd, 2015 10:54 PM
the mixer
Re: Alex Stevenson's Chat Thread. (!!!)

C'mon!!! Wins second set 6-3!!!
Nov 23rd, 2015 10:52 PM
Re: Alex Stevenson's Chat Thread. (!!!)

Can't take the set on her first serving opportunity, she'll get another go though if she can't break.. Common Alex

She's really going for it on serve, has 10 DF. But that's mostly because she's really going for it, has at least 1 or 2 second serve aces.
Nov 23rd, 2015 10:48 PM
CiCi Robson
Re: Alex Stevenson's Chat Thread. (!!!)

She's had quite a few tough match ups this year, and a lot of those were pretty close.
Praying she can take this set and take the match though! She has her quirks, but since she's so dedicated, I can't help but pity her
Nov 23rd, 2015 10:46 PM
the mixer
Re: Alex Stevenson's Chat Thread. (!!!)

She's now 5-2 up in the second
Nov 23rd, 2015 10:29 PM
the mixer
Re: Alex Stevenson's Chat Thread. (!!!)

Her one handed backhand is very effective and aesthetically pleasing, and her first serve is a weapon, but her forehand is spraying UEs all over the place and her second serve really sucks. But overall the quality has been a lot higher than I expected. Just comes from BP down to maintain her break for 3-1 in the second now...

edit: just blows about a dozen BP chances to go 4-1 up, now 3-2. Still playing surprisingly well and competing in long rallies.
Nov 23rd, 2015 10:22 PM
Re: Alex Stevenson's Chat Thread. (!!!)

She's playing pretty well today and I just can't understand how she has been losing to so many scrubs lately playing like this
She should have won that first set Reminds me of her match against Mestach earlier this year
Well at least she's still fighting in the 2nd set
Nov 23rd, 2015 10:12 PM
the mixer
Re: Alex Stevenson's Chat Thread. (!!!)

She's just lost the first set 7-6 (3), having been 3-1 up in the breaker. As the score suggests playing a lot better than one would expect, thus far anyway...
Nov 23rd, 2015 12:12 AM
Re: Alex Stevenson's Chat Thread. (!!!)

I'm happy she got a top seed, this is the level that she wants to be playing at, so let's she what she's got!!
Nov 22nd, 2015 11:47 PM
Re: Alex Stevenson's Chat Thread. (!!!)

Oh my goodness, not a good draw whatsoever. Though anyone would be tough for her in this draw considering her current form. I have zero expectations. I can't remember the last time she has played someone in the top 100.
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