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OZTENNIS
Apr 11th, 2008, 11:57 PM
After losing to Bethanie Mattek in the first round of qualifying last week, Molik comes in to Charleston desperately in need of winning A MATCH. The entry list for Roland Garros will be released next week and Molik is currently 8 ranking spots outside the main draw cut off...with a win here, she could almost guarantee herself a spot in the Paris main draw

So let's use our brain powers and pray for a good draw

Droolv
Apr 12th, 2008, 12:40 AM
We need a good run and good draw here :angel:

Good luck Alicia :yeah:

smit101
Apr 12th, 2008, 12:42 AM
Good Luck Alicia, would be great if she could have an easy first round to get some points and get into Paris. Lets hope the draw is kind!

Sammy 4 eva!!!
Apr 12th, 2008, 01:12 AM
Lets go Alicia!!!

Ben.
Apr 12th, 2008, 06:37 AM
A good draw would be nice, but she had a good draw in AI qualies & she didnt fulfil her duties so I'm not so sure. C'mon alicia, you can do it.

Sammy 4 eva!!!
Apr 12th, 2008, 09:19 PM
Molik vs Dulko

OZTENNIS
Apr 12th, 2008, 10:31 PM
Not a bad draw...Dulko's form has been patchy of late

Hopefully Leesh can make something happen

Harvs
Apr 12th, 2008, 10:43 PM
dulko has had two wins all season... one against someone whos unranked.. and the other against ditty (got bagelled in the first set!)

so i win here is possible:) very happy with this first round...

Milito22
Apr 12th, 2008, 11:05 PM
Vamos Alicia, sorry Gise :hug:

OZTENNIS
Apr 12th, 2008, 11:16 PM
^^^^
Good choice!! :lol: we agree with you

Droolv
Apr 12th, 2008, 11:25 PM
Good luck Alicia :yeah: Set up a clash with Serena :scared:

Daniel.
Apr 13th, 2008, 12:51 AM
Dulko is way better on clay than hard though. Whereas Molik isn't. This being on clay Dulko will win the majority of bassline rallies you would think, and last week Molik wasn't serving very effectively. Not looking good i dont think.

However i know Alicia desperately wants to get into Roland Garros and Olympics so she will be pumping with motivation. Good luck!

Ben.
Apr 13th, 2008, 01:05 AM
Not an easy draw for Alicia, guys don't underestimate Dulko here even though she hasn't had a spectacular year & besides she did push radwanska to 3 sets on clay in AI. Furthermore Alicia ain't a fantastic mover on clay & Dulko will be lookng to take advantage of that by moving her around in the long baseline rallies.

And what Alicia has to do is to be patient in the rallies, serve well & attack as soon as she gets an opportunity. You can do it Alicia :yeah:

scottsue
Apr 13th, 2008, 01:21 AM
Hope Alicia serves well.

aussie_fan
Apr 13th, 2008, 07:28 AM
good luck alicia, hope she can win

Harvs
Apr 13th, 2008, 07:56 AM
Not an easy draw for Alicia, guys don't underestimate Dulko here even though she hasn't had a spectacular year & besides she did push radwanska to 3 sets on clay in AI. Furthermore Alicia ain't a fantastic mover on clay & Dulko will be lookng to take advantage of that by moving her around in the long baseline rallies.

And what Alicia has to do is to be patient in the rallies, serve well & attack as soon as she gets an opportunity. You can do it Alicia :yeah:

compared to the rest of the draw... i would say its just about as easy as they come.

i dont think anyone is doubting dulko's talent... but there are a lot of other more talented players in the draw who r in form

Bероника
Apr 13th, 2008, 10:28 AM
Go Alicia! :kiss:

Chrisi
Apr 13th, 2008, 03:54 PM
Go Lish :wavey:

IanRadi
Apr 13th, 2008, 03:57 PM
Good luck Leesh! :yeah:

smit101
Apr 14th, 2008, 01:22 AM
Alicia is first match on Court 3, she is followed by Casey, Good luck Alicia! Would be great if the Aussies could go 2/2!

scottsue
Apr 14th, 2008, 11:51 AM
Good luck Alicia! Some good results would be very pleasing!

OZTENNIS
Apr 14th, 2008, 01:24 PM
I'm wondering if I should stay up and see some of Alicia's progress tonight on livescores (potentially a season making or breaking match), or go to bed because I have a 9am start at Uni tomorrow....decisions, decisions :scared:

OZTENNIS
Apr 14th, 2008, 02:28 PM
Alicia fought off a break point in the opening game to lead 1-0. Dulko then held comfortably before Alicia held serve again.

Molik now leads 2-1 on serve :bounce:

Ben.
Apr 14th, 2008, 02:37 PM
alicia trails 3-2 now :unsure: really do not know how dulko is serving so easily :shrug: but then again serves on clay do not matter that much.

OZTENNIS
Apr 14th, 2008, 02:43 PM
:scared: :help: 2-5 now

OZTENNIS
Apr 14th, 2008, 02:44 PM
Wish she would do to Dulko what Mattek did to Molik last week

OZTENNIS
Apr 14th, 2008, 02:44 PM
COME ON ALICIA FIGHT :bounce: we believe in you :yeah:

OZTENNIS
Apr 14th, 2008, 02:45 PM
Dulko 0-15

OZTENNIS
Apr 14th, 2008, 02:45 PM
Dulko 0-30

OZTENNIS
Apr 14th, 2008, 02:46 PM
Dulko is winning 100% of the points when her first serve goes into play :scared:

OZTENNIS
Apr 14th, 2008, 02:46 PM
Dulko 15-30

OZTENNIS
Apr 14th, 2008, 02:46 PM
Dulko 30-30 :o

OZTENNIS
Apr 14th, 2008, 02:47 PM
SP Dulko 40-30 :sad:

OZTENNIS
Apr 14th, 2008, 02:47 PM
Deuce! And Molik wins her first point on the Dulko first serve

OZTENNIS
Apr 14th, 2008, 02:48 PM
SP Again to Dulko

OZTENNIS
Apr 14th, 2008, 02:49 PM
:o :tape: Game and first set to Dulko 6-2
Dulko is winning more points on her serve than Molik is

OZTENNIS
Apr 14th, 2008, 02:53 PM
I think it has been painfully obvious all summer that Molik needs to invest in a foreign coach that could bring some innovations to her game. Whereas once her forehand was such a forceful and dangerous shot, my heart now skips a beat when she goes to hit one, it is so unreliable...and her backhand is even worse. Her one strong point has always been her serve, but I think she even struggles with it sometimes now.

It is so sad to see someone who literally had the world at her feet 3 years ago, stuggling to win matches in the main draws and even qualifying of some of these tournaments. She needs to really go for a well known coach from overseas. That's the only way she can turn her career around. I'd like to see her working with Martina Navratilova and having Giselle Tirado (Navratilova and Stosur's old fitness trainer) as her fitness trainer. Navratilova and Tirdo could work together on improving many aspects of the Molik game

OZTENNIS
Apr 14th, 2008, 02:54 PM
Molik serving at 2-6 0-0 40-40

OZTENNIS
Apr 14th, 2008, 02:54 PM
BP Dulko

OZTENNIS
Apr 14th, 2008, 02:54 PM
Deuce again

OZTENNIS
Apr 14th, 2008, 02:55 PM
BP to Dulko yet again

OZTENNIS
Apr 14th, 2008, 02:56 PM
Molik is getting 55% of her first serves in and winning only 59% of the points off her first ball...clearly it is a weapon no more

OZTENNIS
Apr 14th, 2008, 02:56 PM
But she manages to stave off another BP and it's back to deuce

OZTENNIS
Apr 14th, 2008, 02:56 PM
Alicia somehow manages to hold and leads 1-0 in the second set...stopping a 4 game streak from Gisela

OZTENNIS
Apr 14th, 2008, 02:58 PM
Dulko 6-2 0-1 15-0

OZTENNIS
Apr 14th, 2008, 02:58 PM
Dulko 6-2 0-1 30-0

OZTENNIS
Apr 14th, 2008, 02:58 PM
Dulko 6-2 0-1 30-15

OZTENNIS
Apr 14th, 2008, 02:59 PM
30-30 :eek: a small opening...make something of it PLEASE

OZTENNIS
Apr 14th, 2008, 03:00 PM
:o GP Dulko

OZTENNIS
Apr 14th, 2008, 03:00 PM
She has won 16/17 points on her first serve, Dulko :o

OZTENNIS
Apr 14th, 2008, 03:01 PM
And she once again holds and levels at 1-1...Molik has yet to earn a break point

OZTENNIS
Apr 14th, 2008, 03:03 PM
Dulko just broke to love and leads 2-1

OZTENNIS
Apr 14th, 2008, 03:06 PM
10 points in a row for Dulko, she now leads 6-2 3-1

OZTENNIS
Apr 14th, 2008, 03:06 PM
DF No.4...15-15

OZTENNIS
Apr 14th, 2008, 03:07 PM
Molik finally breaks the trend, 2-6 1-3 15-0 and serving

OZTENNIS
Apr 14th, 2008, 03:08 PM
Molik 30-30

OZTENNIS
Apr 14th, 2008, 03:09 PM
GP Molik :bounce:

OZTENNIS
Apr 14th, 2008, 03:09 PM
deuce

smit101
Apr 14th, 2008, 03:10 PM
Down 4-1 :help: Another DF at Deuce, after having game point :(

OZTENNIS
Apr 14th, 2008, 03:10 PM
Dulko leads 6-2 4-1 now :o :tape: :help: :sad:

OZTENNIS
Apr 14th, 2008, 03:11 PM
Molik will miss out on the French Open cutoff this year :mad: :fiery:

smit101
Apr 14th, 2008, 03:13 PM
15-30 on Dulko's Serve C'mon Alicia get 1 break back!

smit101
Apr 14th, 2008, 03:14 PM
2 BPs, Her first of the matchy, Take one Alicia!

smit101
Apr 14th, 2008, 03:14 PM
Alicia Breaks now 6-2 4-2* to Dulko, Hold here!

OZTENNIS
Apr 14th, 2008, 03:14 PM
Surprise, surprise, Alicia got one break back...too little, too late though

OZTENNIS
Apr 14th, 2008, 03:15 PM
Molik 15-0

smit101
Apr 14th, 2008, 03:16 PM
Alicia really needs to lift that first serve %, 50% is way too low when it is her major weapon

OZTENNIS
Apr 14th, 2008, 03:17 PM
Alicia holds two game points

OZTENNIS
Apr 14th, 2008, 03:17 PM
I agree smit101, and Dulko should not have hit the same amount of aces and less double faults...it WAS Molik's main weapon :sad:

smit101
Apr 14th, 2008, 03:18 PM
Alicia Holds and now trails 4*-3, but still down a break. Hang in there Alicia!

OZTENNIS
Apr 14th, 2008, 03:18 PM
But Alicia just held and now trails 2-6 3-4

smit101
Apr 14th, 2008, 03:19 PM
Another ace for Dulko :tape: 30-0

OZTENNIS
Apr 14th, 2008, 03:20 PM
Dulko serving up 30-0

smit101
Apr 14th, 2008, 03:20 PM
Just when Alicia had won 2 games in a row Dulko goes to 40-0 :(

OZTENNIS
Apr 14th, 2008, 03:20 PM
Dulko up 40-0

OZTENNIS
Apr 14th, 2008, 03:20 PM
Molik serving at 2-6 3-5

OZTENNIS
Apr 14th, 2008, 03:24 PM
1 MP saved

OZTENNIS
Apr 14th, 2008, 03:25 PM
GSM Dulko 6-2 6-3...Molik's worst loss of the season
Misses out on French Open main draw (bar a wildcard or a miracle)...very disappointing...should go back to ITF's now and GET A NEW COACH

smit101
Apr 14th, 2008, 03:25 PM
GSM Dulko 6-2 6-3...Alicia with 6 DFs and being out aced by Dulko. Very disappointing match from Alicia. Hopefully she will find some form soon!

smit101
Apr 14th, 2008, 03:29 PM
Missing FO is very sad news for Alicia...maybe she should have waited until after clay season to return. Clay doesn't suite her game much + she could have come back after heaps of training and been ready to go.

Chrisi
Apr 14th, 2008, 03:46 PM
Alicia :( :sad:

Milito22
Apr 14th, 2008, 04:11 PM
Alicia :hug:

Droolv
Apr 14th, 2008, 10:48 PM
Alicia :o You need some confidence and FAST! :help:

scottsue
Apr 14th, 2008, 11:48 PM
Very disappointing. I hope the elbow is o.k. Good to at least see her playing though.

Ben.
Apr 15th, 2008, 12:27 AM
not surprised by this loss, but at the same time its disappointing :sad:

well she's playing again which is good to see.

Mr_Molik
Apr 15th, 2008, 03:46 AM
she should get off the clay, go play the itfs in asia, find some form and come back strong for the grass court season

aussie_fan
Apr 15th, 2008, 04:00 AM
maybe needs to go out and work on her game for a while, hope it gets better

Alizé Molik
Apr 15th, 2008, 11:31 AM
grrr stupid! She always comes back during clay, struggles>fails>looses all her confidence and then is a mess for the grass/hardcourts!! she should have just sat the clay season out.

Bероника
Apr 15th, 2008, 02:05 PM
Alicia :sad: :hug:

Mr_Molik
Apr 15th, 2008, 10:17 PM
alicia isnt on any wta entry lists til rome.. hopefully she is playing some itfs!

Harvs
Apr 17th, 2008, 09:23 AM
hope so:)

Sammy 4 eva!!!
Apr 17th, 2008, 11:30 AM
Molik/Stewart d Ditty/Fusano 6-2 6-2!!!

:woohoo: Finally a win!

Milito22
Apr 17th, 2008, 05:23 PM
Molik/Stewart d Ditty/Fusano 6-2 6-2!!!

:woohoo: Finally a win!

:rocker2:

Chrisi
Apr 18th, 2008, 01:18 PM
a win is a win ;)