Aussies Carving up the Womens draw!
Alica Molik fights through to the 3rd round after staging a mighty fightback in just her 3rd match after an 8 week injury layoff!
Alicia Molik def Daniela Hantuchova(5) 2-6 7-5 6-0 (Saving 2 matching points from 2-6 2-5 down!) Second victory for her over Daniela this year!
"The slender Hantuchova, who is listed at 5-foot-11 1/4 and 123 pounds, said she has lost weight recently because of her training regimen. That may have been a factor in the third set against Molik.
``I felt I had nothing left,'' Hantuchova said. ``Anything I've eaten, it just disappeared because I was working so hard. So this is one of things we're working on now -- to get a bit stronger.''
Then Nicole Pratt got passed Elena Dementieva(19) 7-5 6-4 in a close match also coming from behind to take the first set!
3rd Round see Alicia Molik up against Elena Likhovtseva(28) a very winnable match for Alicia
Nicole Pratt goes up against Iroda/Bovina winner which would be a very interesting contest given that Nicole has worked hard on her gameskills against the power hitters