From The Daily Telegraph.
By Leo Schlink
Confusion surrounds Alicia Molik's European claycourt aspirations amid fears an inner-ear infection could force the world number 8 out if the French Open.
Molik has not been able to practice at all since withdrawing from Charleston three weeks ago because of balance problems. The South Australian has returned to her Melbourne home, bypassing the German Open in Berlin.
While the right-hander conceded yesterday "anything was possible" when asked if she might mss the French Open, it is understood that Molik is still contemplating a start in the Italian Open in Rome from May 9.
Molik has consulted a physiotherapist and will have further discussions with her coach David Taylor and manager Lisa Chaffey, of Octagon, before mapping out definite plans.
The illness has robbed Molik of the chance to forge deeper into the top 5.
Fed Cup captain John Alexander predicts Molik can reach the sports summit - No.1 - with strong showings in the French Open and Wimbledon.
Molik has relatively few rankings points to defend until after Wimbledon, but she will then come under siege late in the season.
Alexander expects Molik will commit to Australia's next Fed Cup tie after it's unsuccessful bid for promotion in India last week.
Clay was your big chance to leap up the rankings with very little to defend...
Can't believe JA is still touting her as #1 material, talk about putting undue pressure on her. Would that even be possible? I don't think it would unless she won Wimbledon and the US Open or something O_o
get better soon Alicia!!! She hasn't won a match since beating Gisela Dulko in 3 sets at Miami