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Let's just be merciful and start a BFTP Alexandra Stevenson page already.

At least one can say that Alexandra isn't exactly lacking.....ummmm......ahem....confidence. After her 12 hour pyschodramathon in the previous qualifying round against Dokic, and after her MEDICAL TIME-OUTS during the match- she actually was quoted as saying something like, yep, one down, two more to go in qualifying, and then seven more to go in the main draw.

Yes, this deserves a :sad: :lol: .

Here's the summary of her next match on the Wimbledon site. Please also note that my partner and I have become lifelong fans of the excitable Poutcheck, who we observed a few years back in a U.S. Open qualifying match constantly pounding on herself practically every time she lost a point. And, since she's never made it past the 2nd round of a Slam, that's a WHOLE lot of self-love for Tatiana.

This just deserves a :sad: .

Here's the article. Please make an appointment with a therapist before reading:

Former Wimbledon semi-finalist Alexandra Stevenson was unable to progress past the second round of qualifying after being defeated in three sets by Tatiana Poutchek.

A sizeable crowd turned up to watch the contest between the American, a semi-finalist in 1999, and her Belarussian opponent. But while entertainment was plentiful – both women were vocal to say the least – the tennis was not up to much.

On Tuesday, Stevenson ousted another former Wimbledon semi-finalist, Jelena Dokic in a challenging three-set encounter, but today the American looked to have run out of steam. While the 25-year-old was always determined - strutting around the court, glaring at her opponent and intermittently pumping her fist – it was ultimately not enough.

After losing the first set, Stevenson clawed her way back by taking the second and forcing the match into a deciding set. Stevenson recovered from an early break to even the match at 2-2 in the third, but that was the last game she won.

As Poutchek pummeled groundstrokes deep into the angles of the court, Stevenson relied on power to see her out of trouble. But it did not work, with many of her unforced errors bouncing inches long of the baseline.

Poutcheck simply had to get the ball in court, and very occasionally mix the game up with lobs to wrong-foot her opponent. Her strategy worked and she eventually emerged the victor 6-4, 4-6, 6-2.
 

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Helen Lawson said:
I guess she's "done" with tennis now and can tackle winning an Oscar and a Tony!
Or having those teeth fixed.
 

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alfajeffster said:
Or having those teeth fixed.
There's something very Nancy Kerrigan/Jeffrey Dahmer about them, but that's the look in Hollywood.
Do you remember that awful "Pearl Harbor" movie? I actually saw it in the theatre :)o ) and the two poor farm boys who have been living in the jungle and in rice fields for like a week, caked in dirt, one opens his mouth at night and we're treated to these huge, perfect, bleached out, glow-in-the-dark choppers of Ben Affleck. Perfect film moment. :lol:
 
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