Alexandra Stevenson
Tennis player
Alexandra Stevenson
Alexandra Winfield Stevenson is a professional tennis player. She made her professional debut in 1999 at Wimbledon, two weeks following graduation from La Jolla Country Day School. At the Wimbledon Championships, Stevenson became the first woman qualifier in the Tennis Open Era to reach the semi-finals. It was her second time at Wimbledon, having competed the year before in the Junior Wimbledon Championships.
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August 28, 2004
2004 Wta Glam Slam NYC Was Held at Ruby Falls 609 W 29th Street Between 11th and 12th Avenue, New York City 08/27/2004 Photo: Rick Mackler/ Rangefinders/ Globe Photos Inc. 2004 Alexandra Stevenson
August 26, 2004
5th Anuual Evian Taste of Tennis Benefit World Team Sports Was Held at the W Hotel on 541 Lexington Avenue, New York City 08/26/2004 Photo: Mitchell Levy/ Rangefinders/ Globe Photos Inc. 2004 Alexandra Stevenson
August 26, 2003
. Sd08/26/2003 Day Two of the Us Open Tennis Tournement in Flushing, New York City. Alexandra Stevenson Photo by Andrea Renault / Globe Photos, Inc.
August 23, 2003
. Sd08/23/2003. Nike Party For Tennis Players at Lot 61 ,NYC. Alexandra Stevenson Photo by Rick Mackler / Rangefinders / Globe Photos,inc.
August 21, 2003
International Taste of Tennis to Benefit Citymeals-on-wheels at the W New York Hotel in New York City 08/21/2003 Photo by Andrea Renault/Globe Photos, Inc. 2003 Alexandra Stevenson
April 28, 2003
/28/2003 New York City USA Tennis Rock & Rally. Rockefeller Center Photo by Andrea Renault/Globe Photos Inc K30262ar Alexandra Stevenson
November 14, 2002
Alexandra Stevenson K27207tr Xbox Live Peek (the Sunset Room), Hollywood, CA November 14, 2002 Photo by Tom Rodriguez/Globe Photos, Inc.
November 04, 2002
Alexandra Stevenson K27028mr Fashion Show to Benefit City of Hope Presented by Poleci the Fairmont Miramar Hotel, Santa Monica, CA Nov. 04, 2002 Photo by Milan Ryba/Globe Photos, Inc.
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An Activist Hedge Fund Manager Has A Coffee Mug Specially Designed To Intimidate CEOs
Business Insider - about 3 years
DealBook's Alexandra Stevenson has an article on activist investors like Daniel Loeb, Carl Icahn, David Einhorn and Bill Ackman. One unidentified hedge fund manager in the article has a passive aggressive approach to dealing with executives at companies he's targeting. The fund manager told Dealbook that he uses a mug during talks with execs that features photos of chairmen his hedge fund has ousted.   From DealBook:  But even though activists are more refined in their methods today, many keep a bully tactic or two in their back pocket. A partner at one activist hedge fund, based in New York, has a mug he likes to use during talks with corporate executives. The mug features the photographs of chairmen his hedge fund has removed in earlier activist campaigns. If this is not persuasive enough to make the executives pay attention, the hedge fund manager, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, will threaten to take his activist case to the public. “There’s one line that wo ...
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140 Characters: Not Much There!
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Twitter's IPO offering on its first day opened at $26 a share and after a trading frenzy closed at $44.90 a share - 73 percent above the IPO price for an initial valuation of $31.7 billion. The stock closed at $41.65 - down about 5%. This initial activity is testimony that in today's world: Opinions matter more than facts. Making noise matters more than making things. Financial markets matter more than business models. In a strange way, it also illustrates that being disconnected is more important than being connected. Finally, it represents the triumph of smoke and mirrors over stuff and gears. Let's examine why. Before doing so, let us confess that one of us twitters on occasion and the other by choice does not. Twitter not only has tremendous market appeal. It has tremendous crowd appeal as well. Recent research discloses that Twitter has has over 200 million active twitter users in countries around the globe. The top five countries in number of active users in order a ...
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Basketball Legend, Dr. J, Reveals Intimate Details On Conceiving His Daughter
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
Revered as one of the greatest basketball players of all-time, fans will now get an up close glimpse into the life Julius “The Doctor” Erving in his forthcoming autobiography “Dr. J.” The candid memoir, which is set to hit stores on Nov. 5, has already drawn buzz surrounding the good doctor’s extramarital affairs and the birth of his lovechild-tennis pro, Alexandra Stevenson. According to an earlier excerpt obtained by the New York Post, the 63-year-old Hall of Famer detailed his then-intimate relationship with sports journalist, Samantha Stevenson and revealed how his 32-year-old daughter was conceived when her mother was unable to perform oral sex due to braces. “She becomes someone who helps me unwind if I’m feeling high-strung or stressed. I can drive over and spend a relaxing evening that might even include oral sex,” Erving writes. “I can only remember one time that we actually had intercourse, and that was because she had just gotten this new orthodontia to straighten her ...
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Stunt deconstructed: Lush’s animal tests on a human
Ft.com Financial Times Blogs - almost 5 years
A performance artist dressed in a nude body stocking was dragged is subjected to animal testing methods in a London store, writes Alexandra Stevenson
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Future of American Tennis - Donald Young, Stevenson, Shubert - 10sBalls
Google News - over 5 years
Speaking of potential, I've been practicing with Alexandra Stevenson this past week, and she has the potential for big wins in her upcoming events on the East Coast too! The reason is because she still hits a HUGE ball! I've found that there's your
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Shubert Daily Blog - 10sBalls
Google News - over 5 years
I've still been lucky enough to set up practices with Alexandra Stevenson. It's a great learning experience since she is a 10+ year American veteran. We've had talks about traveling, scheduling, and tournaments which are all really new subjects to me
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Shubert Daily Blog - 10sBalls
Google News - over 5 years
First off, my practice with Alexandra Stevenson went well yesterday and I've been lucky enough to be able to set up more practices times next week with her! I'm excited to keep learning about pros and their mentalities during practice, it helps me key
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Five to be inducted into San Diego tennis hall - SignOnSanDiego.com
Google News - over 5 years
Among his students were 1990 Wimbledon runner-up Zina Garrison, 1999 Wimbledon semifinalist Alexandra Stevenson and Angela Gavaldon. Ink started the Harper Ink Tennis Tournament in Balboa Park in 1935. In March, the tournament was staged for the 77th
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Passionate About Tennis | - 10sBalls
Google News - over 5 years
I'm looking forward to another good day of practice and conditioning tomorrow, and another opportunity to play with Alexandra Stevenson this Saturday (I'll definitely let you know how it goes!)
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Quality Qualifiers at the US Open - 10sBalls
Google News - over 5 years
He lost to Pete Sampras but his ranking jumped from 237 to 69 In 1999 American Alexandra Stevenson reached the semi-finals of the women's event, losing to eventual champion Lindsey Davenport. During her run she beat Lisa Raymond and Jelena Dokic,
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Обзор зарубежной прессы: через 20 лет после августовского путча Россия не ... - Финам.RU
Google News - over 5 years
Еще один пример своевременных действий российских властей приводится в другой статье Financial Times "Russia: "clearly underrated" (by Alexandra Stevenson): "Вот что значит уметь воспользоваться моментом - сразу после того, как Standard & Poors снизило
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Is Christina McHale upset victory really that big? - The Desert Sun
Google News - over 5 years
Or does anyone remember when Alexandra Stevenson reached the semifinals of Wimbledon? That's not to say McHale will be a bust. She can be a very good player on the tour. She is one of the most promising players out there. Will she be a top-10 player?
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Farmers Classic – Prep for Hawaii, Federer, Djokovic, Nadal, Shubert - 10sBalls
Google News - over 5 years
Tuesday was my final day in California before taking off to Hawaii and I managed to have a great practice with former Wimbledon semifinalist, Alexandra Stevenson. We had a 2 hour session and I learned a lot from our conversations
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ING in Latin America: Away we go… - Financial Times (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The biggest ever foreign acquisition by a Colombian company will see Grupo Sura reach 25m customers in across Colombia, Uruguay, Peru, Mexico, Chile, Panama, Dominican Republic and El Salvador
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Daily Tennis News Briefs 24Jul11 - Bob Larson Tennis News
Google News - over 5 years
Past players include Sam Querrey, John Isner, Vince Spadea, Donald Young, Taylor Dent, Robert Kendrick, Jeff Tarango, Ashley Harkleroad, Alexandra Stevenson, Jill Craybas, Gavin Rossdale, and Elizabeth Shue. A New Jersey camp has an immediate opening
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Shotgun 21 Hits the Palisades on Sunday - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
... Eric Taino, Cecil Mamiit, Scott Davis, Derrick Rostagno, Donald Young, Ramon Delgado, Zack Fleishman, Andre Sa, Robert Kendrick, Kevin Ullyett, Phillip King, Alexandra Stevenson, Ashley Harkleroad, Jill Craybas, Sloane Stephens and Maureen Diaz
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Storm-troopers raise funds for Weymouth charity - Dorset Echo
Google News - over 5 years
Emma and Alexandra Stevenson, Tom and Joe Wells, Louis and Macey Goldsworthy and Aimee and James Limb persevered using a variety of water rafts – a Sailing boat, kayaks, surf boards and a rowing boat – and achieved 98 nautical miles – 112 miles
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Tsveta, Popp ei miracolati dell'erba - Ubi Tennis
Google News - over 5 years
quell'Alexandra Stevenson semifinalista a sorpresa al debutto londinese nel 1999 dopo aver sconfitto Halard, Raymond e Dokic, poi letteralmente scomparsa dal circuito e mai più giunta oltre il 2°turno di un torneo dello Slam. Nella stessa edizione si
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20 fun facts about sports dads - Newsday (subscription)
Google News - over 5 years
His daughter, Alexandra Stevenson, is a professional tennis player. Her highest ranking was 18th, in 2002. 2 Earl Woods played baseball at Kansas State and broke the Big Eight Conference “color barrier" in baseball in... newsday.com & ExploreLI are now
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Alexandra Stevenson
    THIRTIES
  • 2012
    Age 31
    Stevenson won the Sarasota Clay Court Invitational April 2012.
    More Details Hide Details Stevenson's mother is Samantha Stevenson, a noted sports journalist. Her father is former basketball player Julius Erving. Stevenson met her father for the first time in October 2008 after she initiated a meeting. The meeting was documented by ESPN.com's "Reaching Out". Stevenson keeps up with her father between tournaments. On September 11, 2001, Stevenson lost one of her friends – Manny Del Valle, a fireman in the World Trade Center. Stevenson wrote an article in the New York Times about Del Valle, a driver to the players at the US Open. In 2002, the four Grand Slams allowed Stevenson to wear the patch of DelValle's Engine Company (Engine No. 5) on her Nike hat. Stevenson is taking acting and singing classes in Hollywood during her off weeks from her full-time return to the WTA Tour. Stevenson graduated from the University of Colorado in December 2007, with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts, Sociology. She graduated on the Dean's List and is the only Final 8 member to have graduated from college while playing professional tennis. Stevenson was inducted into the La Jolla Country Day School Hall of Fame in December 2009 – joining fellow Torrey, Rashaan Salaam, the 1994 Heisman Trophy winner.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2010
    Age 29
    In 2010, Kevin Wilk, Dr. Andrews physical therapist said that Stevenson's shoulder "feels like a non-surgical arm."
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  • 2009
    Age 28
    By 2009, Stevenson gained shoulder strength and posted strong results.
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  • 2008
    Age 27
    Updated June 8, 2008
    More Details Hide Details A = did not participate in the tournament SR = the ratio of the number of singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played _ = tournament was either not held or not a Tier I event 1 If Fed Cup (0–1 overall) participation is included, her record stands at 213–220 overall
  • 2006
    Age 25
    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 final round to Chin-Wei Chen 3–6, 6–3, 7–5.
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    Stevenson played in the qualifying round at Wimbledon 2006, but after defeating Jelena Dokić, 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.
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    In 2006, following 18 months of shoulder strengthening, Stevenson began to mount a comeback.
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  • 2004
    Age 23
    Stevenson went to Birmingham, Alabama, where Dr. James Andrews performed a Type II labral repair on her right shoulder in September 2004.
    More Details Hide Details Alexandra had a Type II labrum repair. Overhead athletes (tennis players and pitchers) tear the labrum at the top of the socket – and she did that between 11:00 and 1:00 on a clock face. When a tennis player pulls on the biceps during a serve motion, this contributes to the injury, and as the labrum detaches, it becomes painful. This also adds strain to the rotator and can cause a grinding feeling, popping and pain.
  • 2003
    Age 22
    Stevenson experienced shoulder pain in 2003 at the Wimbledon Championships.
    More Details Hide Details She worked on strengthening the area, but was unable to repair the tear.
  • 2002
    Age 21
    During the 2002 European indoors, Stevenson won her first doubles title with Serena Williams in Leipzig, Germany.
    More Details Hide Details She reached the quarterfinals of Filderstadt, defeating number one Jennifer Capriati. She was a finalist at Linz, beating two top ten players en route, including Capriati. Stevenson finished the year at 18, percentage points away from No. 17 Elena Dementieva.
    In 2002, prior to the European indoors, she lost to Monica Seles in the Tokyo quarterfinals 7–6(11–9), 7–6(11–9) and there were no breaks of serve until the tiebreakers.
    More Details Hide Details Alan Mills, the Tokyo referee and renowned Wimbledon referee proclaimed, "This is the finest women's serving match I have ever seen." Soon after, Seles and Stevenson were asked to serve aces for the American Heart Association, bringing awareness to heart disease. Stevenson served 100 aces in 2003.
  • 2001
    Age 20
    Stevenson had played during the European indoor season in 2001 and was the only American player to appear in Moscow in 2001 following the September 11 terrorist attacks.
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    Stevenson reached the quarterfinals at Quebec City in 2001, and the quarterfinals at Linz, defeating Arantxa Sánchez Vicario en route.
    More Details Hide Details But, it was 2002 that lifted Stevenson to No. 18 in the world.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2000
    Age 19
    In 2000 and 2001 Stevenson, often pitted against top 20 players – including Nathalie Tauziat, Mary Pierce, Martina Hingis, Monica Seles, Amanda Coetzer, Lisa Raymond, Dominique Van Roost, Julie Halard, Jennifer Capriati, Serena Williams, and Venus Williams – worked on her aggressive all-court playing style as she found her way in the professional game.
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  • 1999
    Age 18
    Stevenson moved from California to train with Nick Bollettieri at IMG Academy from 1999–2002.
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    In 1999, Stevenson qualified to the quarterfinals at Birmingham, a grass warmup to Wimbledon, before withdrawing to Magüi Serna because of a stomach muscle pull.
    More Details Hide Details The next week Stevenson was the number one seed during qualifying at Roehampton—and did not drop a set in three rounds as she moved into the main draw at Wimbledon. Stevenson beat number eleven seed Julie Halard in the third round. 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 Dokić in three sets in the quarter-finals, before losing to the eventual champion, third seed Lindsay Davenport. Stevenson had 57 aces during the fortnight, her serve speed over 120 mph. It was the beginning of Stevenson being known for the fastest second serve in the women's game. Stevenson's second serve was 105 mph – 115 mph. Phil Knight, the co-founder and chairman of Nike flew to London to personally sign Stevenson to a three-year contract. During the months following her dramatic run at Wimbledon, Stevenson was named rookie of the year by Tennis Magazine and named Most Fascinating by People Magazine. She was interviewed by Barbara Walters for a Barbara Walters Special and was featured in a variety of national and international media. Nike flew a dozen flags with Stevenson's name in bold print during her first visit to the iconic campus.
    Stevenson made her professional tennis debut in 1999 at Wimbledon, two weeks after graduating from La Jolla Country Day School.
    More Details Hide Details At the Wimbledon Championships, Stevenson became the first woman qualifier in the Tennis Open Era to reach the semi-finals. It was her second time at Wimbledon, having competed the year before in the Junior Wimbledon Championships.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1980
    Born
    Born on December 15, 1980.
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