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Alicia Molik ready for Australian summer

Alicia Molik ready for summer

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ALICIA Molik neither sounds, nor looks, like the world's 164th-ranked player.
It is almost two years since the South Australian roared into the top 10 with a string of scintillating victories over Maria Sharapova, Amelie Mauresmo and Anastasia Myskina. Since then Molik has been to tennis hell and back. Now, however, the past counts for little.
"I'm back from something I didn't think I would be back from," Molik said, referring to inner-ear virus vestibular neuronitis, which wrecked her 2005-6 seasons.
"I've had a great training block over the last 5-6 weeks. I've still got another month to go before Hopman Cup starts and it's been ideal.
"I'm quietly expecting big things from myself. I guess I've slipped under the radar a bit. I think a lot of things will come unexpected to a lot of people over the summer."
Molik won only nine of 25 matches this season, but her most significant gain came off-court with the appointment of Paul Kilderry as coach.
"He makes me work hard, he makes me want to be a better player every day," Molik said.
"For where I am and where I want to be, he's one of the most important things. I wouldn't be playing for any other reason than that of getting back into the top 20, nearing the top 10 again.
"One positive is that I know what it took to get to that position. I knew what it felt like and I think I handled it very well at that level.
"Everyone who I played, whether it was someone at 50 or Sharapova or (Lindsay) Davenport, I felt like that I could put myself in a position to win.
"It's something that I want to get back to. It keeps me going out on court now. It's no fun being out on court on a 37C degree day and that's the reason I do it -- to get back to that No. 8 spot again."
Supremely fit, healthy and happy, Molik has been a Melbourne Park practice court fixture since resuming from a short break.
Kindred spirit Kilderry has drafted in a succession of National High Performance Academy male players to probe Molik's form.
"They've really been pushing me," Molik said.
"The guys hit the ball a lot heavier than the girls and they move incredibly well.
"They certainly make you work hard. Balls that you think might be winners come back with a pretty intense reply and it's really setting me up for that top level."
Molik will test the theory this week at the Australian Open training camp wildcard playoff, which doubles as a lucrative prizemoney tournament. Unlike Mark Philippoussis, her Hopman Cup partner, Molik does not shy away from the prospect of competition against compatriots.
"The more matches the better," she said.
"Any situation I can put myself into, a competitive environment, is what I want to do.
"I've been trying to replicate competitive situations in practice.
"Why not put yourself on the line? Why not play a lot of other girls and earn the wildcard and earn my spot?"
Molik concedes she played "a lot of very average matches" this year. But it was a price Molik was determined to pay.
"I'm glad that I got through this year," she said.
"I played a couple of good matches, I played a lot of very average matches. The bottom line is that I was out there competing, giving my best."
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Thats great to hear i hope that she can get back into the top 20 this year. Good luck Alicia
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Great article

The wildcard playoffs will be interesting.

Alicia Molik Vladimira Uhlirova ~ Ana Ivanovic

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Go Alicia.

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Come back alicia!!

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Great to hear Alicia telling us her intentions about what she wants to do in the 2007 season well I hope for her sake that she achieves her goals & get back to where she once belonged - in the world's top 10

all the best alicia & remember that you got lots of fans that will be behind you everywhere you play in 2007
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Great to hear Alicia is determined to return to the top. When is the Australian Open WC Play-Off?

Btw I am going to see Alicia at Hopman Cup on December 30 against Russia
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Now I just need to find out when Alicia will play in the playoffs.

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Go Alicia, looking foward to your return.
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Great to hear Alicia is fired up and ready to play. Hope she goes well in the WC playoff and then onto the Hopman Cup and the rest of the summer.

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Hey even if molik loses the play off.. do u think she will get a wild card? a aussie star, former top 10, recovering from illness .. i think she deserves it no matter what..

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Hey even if molik loses the play off.. do u think she will get a wild card? a aussie star, former top 10, recovering from illness .. i think she deserves it no matter what..
she will get it, she deserves it

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woooo go alicia
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Alicia


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i love her attitude
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