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Stevenson’s Mom in Trouble With WTA

June 15, 2001

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) _ One day after Alexandra Stevenson was beaten in the DFS Classic, her outspoken mother was in trouble with the WTA Friday.

Samantha Stevenson took exception to a WTA display of newspaper reports, most of which related to her daughter’s defeat by Nathalie Tauziat on Thursday.

Stevenson ripped down the articles _ an action which could lead to a WTA Tour reprimand for ``vandalizing club property.″

She had ruffled the WTA earlier in the tournament by asking a pianist to stop playing in a hospitality tent during her daughter’s second round win over Anne-Gaelle Sidot.

Mother and daughter left Birmingham after Stevenson withdrew from the doubles tournament Friday citing illness.

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