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Old Feb 17th, 2013, 02:20 AM   #338
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Re: Alex Stevenson's Chat Thread. (!!!)

Stevenson appears to have withdrawn from the Surprise $25K, too, where she was no. 35 in the HUGE qualifying draw.

Following the withdrawal from Rancho Santa Fe (which was in her own back yard in San Diego) and now this disappearance, she is either injured or has decided to finally hang it up and get a day job.

She could also have opted to work on her fitness and attempt the 25Ks and 50Ks in April, but it doesn't seem likely she would withdraw from two events close at-hand to suddenly devote herself to fitness after years of NOT doing it.

She was in halfway decent form, game-wise ... The withdrawals are explicable only in terms of injury or the fact that she may be forced to move on, financially. It will be even more difficult for her to claw into upcoming USTA events in April, May, and beyond with her ranking still sinking.

Whatever her predicament, good luck to her. There are many things she can still bring to tennis.
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