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Encyclopedia > Alexandra Stevenson
Alexandra Stevenson
Image:Http://www.familycirclecup.com/files/0000003035 l.jpg
Country Flag of the United States United States
Residence San Diego, California, U.S.
Date of birth December 15, 1980 (1980-12-15) (age 27)
Place of birth La Jolla, California
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 156 lbs (71 kg)[1]
Turned Pro 1999
Plays Right; One-handed backhand
Career Prize Money $1,320,076
Singles
Career record: 210-219
Career titles: 0
Highest ranking: No. 18 (October 28, 2002)
Grand Slam results
Australian Open 2r (2003)
French Open 1r (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003)
Wimbledon SF (1999)
US Open '1r (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)
Doubles
Career record: 30-59
Career titles: 1
Highest ranking: No. 67 (July 7, 2003)

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In 1999, Stevenson, in her first appearance at Wimbledon, became the first woman qualifier in the Open Era to reach the semi-finals. In the fourth round, she saved one match point against Lisa Raymond in a 2–6, 7–6, 6–1 win. She then beat Jelena Dokic in three sets in the quarter-finals, before finally being knocked out in straight sets by the eventual champion, Lindsay Davenport. Stevenson joined Chris Evert and Anna Kournikova as the only women in recent times to reach the semi-finals on their Wimbledon debut. Wimbledon logo The Championships, Wimbledon, commonly referred to as simply Wimbledon, is the oldest and arguably most prestigious event in the sport of tennis. ... The Open Era in tennis began in 1968 when the Grand Slam tournaments, such as Wimbledon, abandoned the long-standing rules of amateurism and allowed professionals to compete. ... Lisa Raymond (born August 10, 1973 in Norristown, Pennsylvania) is a professional female tennis player from the United States. ... Country: Australia Residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco Height: 175 cm (5 9) Weight: 60 kg (132 lbs. ... Lindsay Ann Davenport (born June 8, 1976 in Palos Verdes, California) is a former World No. ... Christine Marie Evert (born December 21, 1954) is a former World No. ... Anna Sergeyevna Kournikova (Russian: Анна Сергеевна Курникова ( ), Anna Sergeevna Kurnikova; born June 7, 1981) is a retired Russian professional tennis player and model. ...

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Playing style

Stevenson is known for her offensive baseliner game, although she is also a skillful volleyer.


Her serve on average is one of the most powerful on the WTA tour. Stevenson is known for her powerful one-handed backhand, which is her stronger and more consistent side. Occasionally her forehand has been prone to break down in tough matches. The Womens Tennis Association, formed in 1973, is the principal organizing body of womens professional tennis. ...


Early Career & Childhood

As a junior player, Stevenson won the US Open girls' doubles title in 1997. She was ranked the No. 5 junior in the US in 1996. For other uses, see U.S. Open. ...


Stevenson has been coached by her mother, Samantha Stevenson. The identity of her father was not publicly known at the time she became professional in 1999. But it was soon revealed that her father was the former NBA star Julius Erving, who had a relationship with Samantha Stevenson in 1980, when Stevenson was a sports writer in Philadelphia and Erving was playing for the Philadelphia 76ers. NBA redirects here. ... Julius Winfield Erving II (born February 22, 1950, raised in Roosevelt, New York), commonly known by the nickname Dr. J, is a former American basketball player who helped launch a modern style of play that emphasizes leaping and play above the rim. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the Sixers for short) are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ...


Career Post Wimbledon Debut

Since her dramatic first year as a professional in 1999, 2002 has been Stevenson's most successful year on the tour. She finished runner-up in two top-level tournaments that year in Memphis and Linz. And she also won one tour doubles title at Leipzig, partnering Serena Williams. Also see: 2002 (number). ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... For the town in Germany, see Linz am Rhein. ... Leipzig ( ; Sorbian/Lusatian: Lipsk from the Sorbian word for Tilia) is, with a population of over 506,000, the largest city in the federal state of Saxony, Germany. ... Serena Jameka Williams, (born September 26, 1981) is an American former World No. ...


Stevenson reached her career-high ranking at 18th on October 28, 2002. is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


Injury

Stevenson suffered an extensive labral tear in her right shoulder in January 2003. She had surgery on September 21, 2004.


In 2006, following 18 months of shoulder strengthening, Stevenson began a baseball pitcher-type rehabilitation to gain muscle endurance in her shoulder. This required a similar baseball rehab program of innings in and innings out which resulted in retirements during tournaments.



Stevenson played in the qualifying round at the 2006 Wimbledon, but after defeating Jelena Dokic, a player that she had played in 1999 in the Wimbledon quarters, when they were both qualifiers, she suffered a pectoral strain and fell in the second round of qualifiers. At the 2006 Cincinnati Women's Open, she also had a successful run in the qualifying round, but continued shoulder pain caused her to fall in the 4th and final round to Chin-Wei Chen 3–6, 6–3, 7–5. Shoulder issues stayed with Stevenson through the first half of 2007. The Wimbledon Championships 2006 began on 26 June and will finish on 9 July 2006. ... Country: Australia Residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco Height: 175 cm (5 9) Weight: 60 kg (132 lbs. ...


Stevenson has announced that her shoulder is strong and she plans to play the second half of 2007. Stevenson intends to play a full schedule on the WTA Tour in 2008.


Footnote

Stevenson is thought to the be the first player at Wimbledon to curtsy to the crowds in all directions after successfully completing her 1999 match against Jelena Dokic, claiming she was copying Andre Agassi, who had bowed to the crowd at the end of his matches. After this match, she regularly followed this procedure at the end of her matches. The Championships, Wimbledon, commonly referred to as Wimbledon, is the oldest major championship in tennis and is widely considered to be the most prestigious. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... Country: Australia Residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco Height: 175 cm (5 9) Weight: 60 kg (132 lbs. ... Andre Kirk Agassi (born April 29, 1970) is a former World No. ...

Medal record
Pan American Games
Bronze Winnipeg 1999 Women's Singles

The Pan American Games are a multi-sport event, held every four years between competitors from all nations of the Americas. ... The 13th Pan American Games were held in Winnipeg, Canada for the second time, after the 1967 edition of the multi-sports event. ...

Grand Slam performance timeline (singles)

Tournament 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998
Australian Open - - 1r 2r 1r 2r 1r - -
French Open - - - 1r 1r 1r 1r - -
Wimbledon - - - 1r 1r 2r 2r SF -
U.S. Open - - 1r 1r 1r 1r 1r 1r 1r

Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... The Australian Open is held each January at Melbourne Park. ... The French Open, officially the Tournoi de Roland-Garros (English: Roland Garros Tournament), is a tennis event held over two weeks between mid May and early June in Paris, France, and is the second of the Grand Slam tournaments on the annual tennis calendar. ... Wimbledon logo The Championships, Wimbledon, commonly referred to as simply Wimbledon, is the oldest and arguably most prestigious event in the sport of tennis. ... For other uses, see U.S. Open. ...

End of year ranking (singles)

2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996
394 643 282 82 18 60 93 46 126 394 355

Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ...

External links

  • Alexandra Stevenson profile on the WTA Tour's official website
  • Magazine article about Alexandra Stevenson
The Womens Tennis Association, formed in 1973, is the principal organizing body of womens professional tennis. ...

  Results from FactBites:
 
Alexandra Stevenson at AllExperts (450 words)
Alexandra Stevenson (born December 15 1980, in La Jolla, California) is a professional tennis player from the United States.
Stevenson shocked the tennis world in 1999 when, in her first appearance at Wimbledon, she became the first woman qualifier in the Open Era to reach the semi-finals.
Stevenson played in the qualifying round at the 2006 Wimbledon, but after defeating Jelena Dokic, a player that she had played in 1999 in the Wimbledon quaters, when they were both qualifiers, she fell in the second round of qualifiers.
'Making a splash' - Alexandra Stevenson (1284 words)
Stevenson's Cinderella summer also brought endorsement deals which helped provide her with the means to relocate herself and her mother, Samantha, from a one-bedroom apartment in San Diego to a villa in Bradenton, Fla., where she's begun training with Nick Bollettieri.
Stevenson has already developed remarkable mental fortitude, showcased especially well at Wimbledon when the press – and subsequently the world – discovered that former basketball star Julius Erving is her father.
Stevenson has worked hard to better her game, and intends to keep working and improving, and to keep setting her sights higher – her goal for 2000 is to make the U.S. Olympic team.
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