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AaronJoyB
Feb 18th, 2003, 01:24 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Gowza
Feb 18th, 2003, 10:40 PM
come back soon alicia

TS
Feb 19th, 2003, 05:14 AM
So she'll miss the US hardcourts...which means she will be right for the clay season? I dont think she wouldve done much damage anyway on clay, but hopefully she is raring to go come the grass 'season'!!!

Mateo Mathieu
Feb 19th, 2003, 05:18 AM
She have to pulled out for another two months so, I guess she will play Roland Garros for first clay tournament of the year or start at Birmingham.

SpikeyAidanm
Feb 19th, 2003, 06:54 AM
IT'S SUCH A pity she got injured, she would be rising up the ranks now :(

2284
Feb 19th, 2003, 11:46 PM
Hopefully she will have recovered by April for Fed. Cup

King Aaron
Feb 20th, 2003, 02:24 PM
I hope she takes her time. Her form was great before the injury and top rush now and risk having it nag her the rest of the season isn't nice. She'll be back when she's 100% healthy. :)

Gowza
Mar 12th, 2003, 03:57 AM
i think she is playing the 50k tournament in mesa this week. she is in the doubles and singles draws.

good luck alicia hopefully she returns playing like she has played this year.

TS
Mar 12th, 2003, 04:07 AM
Unfortunately Alicia lost 46 26 to Kurhajcova in her comeback match :(

But it's great to see her back anyway...her first match back was always going to be tough, and Kurhajcova is no slouch. She is in the doubles with Musgrave so hopefully she can get rid of some rust there! She will probably play Miami next week...

Cilla
Mar 12th, 2003, 05:30 PM
C'mon Alicia :D I hope she can work her way back to fitness :D

Shine On Silver Moon
Mar 13th, 2003, 08:33 AM
Alicia...welcome back...despite of loss, I know you will be playing better next time! Keep going, mate! :D :wavey:

Cilla
Mar 20th, 2003, 01:22 PM
Alicia beat Babsi Schett in the 1st rnd of Miami :D

6-7, 6-2, 7-6(3) :D

Well Done Alicia :D

Mateo Mathieu
Mar 20th, 2003, 01:30 PM
Hope she can beat Daniela again! :D

King Aaron
Mar 20th, 2003, 02:39 PM
Well done Alicia. :)

K&J fan
Mar 21st, 2003, 09:47 PM
well, that was quite sensational...

survived 2 matchpoints, and TEN (10!) games in a row...

beauty_is_pink
Mar 21st, 2003, 11:05 PM
seriously.. molik.. of ALL people.. beating #5 seed... Daniela Hantuchova.. who've thunk it?! :confused: i wouldnt have! Daniela is WAY better player than Molik.. yeh molik has the experiences... whoop-ie... Daniela has the spirit and agility... you guys go rant on how happi you are that Molik won... but you do kno it was pure luck... yeh she beat Daniela at Hopmans.. so what... Daniela has had it all bad since at Indian Wells when she caught that stomach flu going around... the heat and humidity there was crazy./... molik is use to that kind of heat.. advantage there for molik... molik's been on the tour longer than Daniela has.. so molik did have a lot of advantages over Daniela.. but yeh her time is over.. bye molik!
ey.. yeh i kno im being a bitch.. but i gotta rant somewhere about this loss to Daniela... dont mind me.. im a crazy freak... :wavey:

wait till next time molik fans... we'll see... we'll see

chapel
Mar 21st, 2003, 11:47 PM
congrats...but i'd still say that was sheer luck. molik may have beaten dani in hopman but every1 knows that was a fluke. and this time, dani was clearly having a bad day...or maybe even a bad tummy.

but really, to the whole molik crowd, nice game!

Cilla
Mar 21st, 2003, 11:49 PM
omg Alicia :eek: Congrats :bounce:

Vicky88
Mar 22nd, 2003, 12:03 AM
Have to say I think it is rather pathetic to come onto a thread intended to talk about Alicia Molik and proceed to whine on how she didn't deserve to win the match, Dani is better etc. etc. If Dani was better she would have won the match. Get sick of supporters always saying their favourite was injured/ill etc. everytime they lose a match.

Also luck plays a part in all player's career, whether it be getting someone on a day that they are not playing up to their normal scratch, or just getting a lucky line call. If Molik was not good enough, no matter how lucky she was, she would not have won this match.

louloubelle
Mar 22nd, 2003, 12:29 AM
BTW Alicia is in her 2nd or 3rd tournie back from an ankle injury so I think that cancels out Dani's little tummy upset.

To comeback from an ankle injury is very difficult (I myself know that it takes ages for it to feel 100%) and for Alicia to get results straightaway shows that all her hardwork in the past couple of years has prepared her to cope with the enforced break like she had.

Hey it's been a great day with Pratty beating Dementieva in str8.

Mateo Mathieu
Mar 22nd, 2003, 01:16 AM
This is Alicia Molik forum so, get fuck off for all Alicia-bashers! :fiery: You guys jealous of her forms!

Anyway, great win for Alicia! :D Congratulations!

TS
Mar 22nd, 2003, 01:22 AM
LMAO@what I was reading from 2 certain posters. hehe. Sorry your precious Daniela fell to pieces, what can I say? Shit happens.

beauty...Daniela might be a couple years younger but I think it's safe to say she probably has more experience in big matches than Alicia...you want to wager your 'upset tummy' against a 'fucked up ankle'? hmmm.

Well done Alica :kiss: on you pure 'luck' victory :D How dare you :D

Chance
Mar 22nd, 2003, 02:04 AM
what do you expect from beauty..

Congratulations Alicia :D

I knew it was going to be a tough match especially since she had a marathon match against Schett. Alicia has a great fighting spirit saving 2 MP . Good luck against Elena L. :D

beauty_is_pink
Mar 22nd, 2003, 04:06 AM
what do you expect from beauty..

Congratulations Alicia :D

I knew it was going to be a tough match especially since she had a marathon match against Schett. Alicia has a great fighting spirit saving 2 MP . Good luck against Elena L. :D

ey sorri for bashing alicia guys... bad mood i was in.. but still gave me no right to bash her... sorri again next time i'll keep my shit to myself ;)
k........ gotta admit alicia played good... props to that :bounce:
again sorri......

chapel
Mar 22nd, 2003, 04:12 AM
yep, same with my friend here. we were just in a bad mood y'know. but still it was no excuse. so sorry, it won't happen again. next time i'll count 1 to 10 first before i react. so....bygones?...i hope.

louloubelle
Mar 22nd, 2003, 12:48 PM
It was also good that Alicia knocked out Schett in the 1st rnd considering Babsi had much to say about Alicia's suspect temperment in the US Open 2001. Pity the mentally tough Schett didn't pull the tiebreak out this week. ;)

King Aaron
Mar 22nd, 2003, 03:35 PM
Have to say I think it is rather pathetic to come onto a thread intended to talk about Alicia Molik and proceed to whine on how she didn't deserve to win the match, Dani is better etc. etc. If Dani was better she would have won the match. Get sick of supporters always saying their favourite was injured/ill etc. everytime they lose a match.

Also luck plays a part in all player's career, whether it be getting someone on a day that they are not playing up to their normal scratch, or just getting a lucky line call. If Molik was not good enough, no matter how lucky she was, she would not have won this match.
Very well said. :)

King Aaron
Mar 22nd, 2003, 03:37 PM
Congrats Alicia and beauty_is_pink/chapel, very nice of you two to apologize. :)

Gallofa
Mar 22nd, 2003, 05:52 PM
Alicia is in great form this year! May she continue in this sort of form! she's always looked like a very nice person with loads of potential, so maybe this is her year for making her mark in the WTA!

Bероника
Mar 23rd, 2003, 12:01 AM
Congrats for that big win,Alicia!

~|Naomi|~
Mar 23rd, 2003, 12:23 AM
Congrats and all credit to Alicia, I know how difficult ankle injuries are I have broken my left and ankle and also did the ligaments in that ankle. And have done the ligaments in my right ankle twice as well as countless other sprains and niggles.

So full credit to Alicia for coming back this strong straight away.

Elleke
Mar 23rd, 2003, 07:36 AM
well done alicia! :D

gokimmie
Mar 23rd, 2003, 07:53 AM
congrats alicia:D

xan
Mar 24th, 2003, 04:07 AM
Schett, Hantuchova, Likhovtseva.

Three quality wins in a row for Alicia!

Best of Luck against Jelena.

Martian Stacey
Mar 24th, 2003, 05:51 AM
Good luck against Jelena, Alicia :bounce: :bounce:

Cilla
Mar 24th, 2003, 11:50 AM
Congrats Alicia on a fantastix week :D And may it continue against Dokic ;)

King Aaron
Mar 24th, 2003, 02:47 PM
Well done Alicia. :)

DownTheTee
Mar 25th, 2003, 03:06 AM
I'm surprised that Alicia dosen't have a "sub-forum" or whatever you call it, as she's clearly better than either Evie or Rachel. I hope she turns out better than a big server from my country, Alex Stevenson, has so far. I wonder if playing an "ex-compatriot" like Jelena who has such a bad relationship with the fans "back home" put too much pressure on her in Miami?

TS
Mar 25th, 2003, 05:51 AM
Nah I don't think it played any part Down...it's all ancient history now (and besides there isn't really any ill feeling towards her from most of the Aussie girls)

Tough loss but great week anyway :)

King Aaron
Mar 25th, 2003, 03:19 PM
Tough loss but she was competitive in the second set. :)

Alicia doesn't have a sub forum because she's not part o WTAstarz.com

Cilla
Mar 25th, 2003, 07:39 PM
Unlucky Alicia. Congrats on a great week :D

King Aaron
Mar 29th, 2003, 04:11 PM
Alicia is in Sarasota qualies. Good luck!

Vicky88
Mar 29th, 2003, 07:17 PM
Let's hope that Alicia qualifies and makes it through to the main draw. Her main opponent in her quarter is Jill Crabyas but think Alicia is playing good tennis at the moment so hopefully she will be through.

SpikeyAidanm
Mar 30th, 2003, 02:49 AM
R1 Qualifying

Alicia beat Kapros 7-5, 6-4

Craybas lost to Bealik, so Alicia should make the main draw now :)

Vicky88
Mar 30th, 2003, 06:05 AM
Let's hope so. However, we have all seen occasions when players should win easily and for some reason come unstuck. If Alicia plays as well as she did last tournament she should defiinitely make it to the MD.

TS
Mar 30th, 2003, 11:32 AM
Molik has Tara Snyder next and then either Bielik or Vento-Kabchi in round 3. I think she is the hot fave to qualify, but she's not there yet...but still she should ;)

King Aaron
Mar 30th, 2003, 05:06 PM
Congrats Alicia. :)

Tara has retired in a few matches this year. Let's hope she retires or elese Alicia will have to beat her! :p

Vicky88
Mar 30th, 2003, 11:31 PM
Well she got past Snyder so next up is Vento-Kabachi. Let's hope that she gets thru this last match and gets into the main draw.

King Aaron
Mar 31st, 2003, 02:53 PM
A tough three setter but well done. :) Good luck against Vento-Kabachi.

ozfan44
Apr 1st, 2003, 04:09 AM
Got Past Vento Kabachi 75 75 Tougher Match Than I Thought
In Main Draw Will Now Face Schett Hopefully Schett Hasn't Learnt From Her Miami Loss To Alicia Last Week. A Tough Draw If She Beats Schett She Will Play Either Sugiyama Or Martinez In The Second Round

ozfan44
Apr 1st, 2003, 04:15 AM
TODAY 31/3/03
ALICIA RISES FROM 89 UP TO 71 IN SINGLES
and FROM 137 UP TO 125 IN DOUBLES

GO ALICIA

Vicky88
Apr 1st, 2003, 05:56 AM
I think Alicia is playing well enough to get by Schett who appears to be suffering from a bit of a slump at the moment. She certainly isn't the player she was 3 years ago.

Looking ahead, if she does get by Schett, and I stress if, because I think it is disrespectable to Schett to assume she definitely will, Martinez would present an easier task than Sugiyama would, as Sugiyama is playing well at the moment.

King Aaron
Apr 1st, 2003, 03:23 PM
Well done Alicia. I hope she can beat Babsi again. :)

Vicky88
Apr 1st, 2003, 08:46 PM
Well she did it in 3. I thought after losing the first that she may go down but she must have played amazing in the next two sets. Well done Alicia.

Next up is Conchita Martinez who beat Ai Sugiyama. I think this is a winnable match for Alicia, however don't think we can underestimate how good Conchita is on this surface.

The good news is Alicia was defending 16 points this week, surely with qualifying and this first round win she must have gained a few more points so hopefully will move up the rankings a bit.

ozfan44
Apr 2nd, 2003, 01:27 AM
I think alicia can beat conchita if she really concentrates and plays her attacking games like she obviously did in the 2nd and 3rd sets against schett and the 3rd set against hantuchova in miami.
Alicias ranking will be back in top 70 after this week.
:eek: :)

TS
Apr 2nd, 2003, 06:15 AM
wow :)

It's like she never went away at all for 2 months :worship:

louloubelle
Apr 2nd, 2003, 07:11 AM
Alicia is now winning the close ones which is great. I was hoping it wasn't embedded into her psyche a year or so back when she just couldn't clinch those 3 setters.

However hopefully she has worked hard enough to get confidence in her game in that when it gets close she can be confident that her strokes will stay together.

The Martinez match will hopefully give us an indication on how we may fare in the Fed Cup against Spain.

Bероника
Apr 2nd, 2003, 11:55 AM
I'm a fan of both players,Alicia and Conchita,so may the better of the 2 win :D


:mad: I wish I could watch the match but stupid spanish tv won't show it.

King Aaron
Apr 2nd, 2003, 02:52 PM
Well done Alicia against Babsi. :)

I'm not too sure about Conchita. Conchita looks to have found her form reaching IW semis. Clay is her best surface and Alicia's worst surface. But with the way Alicia is playing now, anything can happen.

I don't really think she'll win but maybe take Conchita to three sets.

Vicky88
Apr 3rd, 2003, 08:17 PM
Well she did it again, bet Martinez 6-2 6-1. I am very surprised at the score line because I thought there was a good chance she would lose this one. All I can say is she must be on fire.

Next up is the winner of Fernandez-Pistolesi. Wonder if this is going to be the tournament where she goes all the way???

Ranking must be moving towards the low 60s by now. If she keeps the consistently good play up, maybe she will be seeded by the US Open.

ozfan44
Apr 4th, 2003, 01:58 AM
alicia wow wow wow 2 and 1 over martinez, what a flogging. i am like you guys i thought alicia might lose that one but happily she proved me wrong. She now plays clarissa fernandez. this match culd be tough clarissa is a french open semi finalist and this is her best surface. i think alicia has to get her serve going and get into the net and she will be able to get through this one.
GO ALICIA :bounce: :worship: :hearts: :eek:

ozfan44
Apr 4th, 2003, 02:00 AM
IM USING A SCHOOL COMPUTER COZ MINE IS STUFFED CAN SOMEONE PLEASE SMS ME THE RESULT OF THE ALICIA MOLIK-CLARISSA FERNANDEZ MATCH TO MY NUMBER: 0407 257 486
PLEASE SOMEONE PLEASE PLEASE :confused:

AUSBOY
Apr 4th, 2003, 02:09 AM
Molik is now back in the top 60 after her win over Martinez!

My calculations says she will be up to number 60 exactly, I could be wrong though!

ozfan44
Apr 4th, 2003, 02:44 AM
definately will be low 60's

King Aaron
Apr 4th, 2003, 05:44 PM
Congratulations Alicia! :) Boy did she prove me wrong. :) I'd say she has a good chance to beat Clarisa. Good luck Alicia!

Vicky88
Apr 4th, 2003, 10:28 PM
Wow, another match won. I know that Fernandez retired but going by the live scoreboard Alicia was on track to win. Next up will be the winner of Majoli/Suarez. These points should definitely put her up to 60 or higher. Before this tournament Alicia was on 510 with 16 points to defend. Number 60 is sitting on 580. So not sure how many points she will have so far - 43 points for making the semi-finals plus quality points for beating Martinez and Fernandez who are ranked 25 and 25, but I figure she must have gained over 70 points so far.

One last question - will Alicia be able to make it to the next tournament for qualifying if she keeps on the winning track?

Go Alicia.

Vicky88
Apr 4th, 2003, 11:06 PM
I actually worked out the points that Alicia has for this tournament. To date she has earnt 48 quality points and 48.5 for qualifying and making the semis for a total of 94.5. Take from that the 16 she had to defend and that gives her 591 points which is equal to ranking 59. However, just above her are a couple who may fall below because they haven't defended their points this week. However, just below her 591 is Grande and she has probably earnt just as many points this week.

So needless to say I think Alicia will be at least 59 next week.

TS
Apr 5th, 2003, 02:17 AM
Well done Alicia (sorry for Clarisa) :) :D

Well...conflict of interest for me now as she takes on Iva :o I can never cheer against my fave of 10 years, but if Alicia were to win (and she has a good chance) then I'd be happy for her.

Anyway, as for the Charleston qualies...she might just make it in if she loses her SF (they'll just make her play the next day) but if she makes the final then she'll have to withdraw (or they have to give her a WC into the main draw ;))...anyway, lucky that Charleston isn't too far from Sarasota...

Cilla
Apr 5th, 2003, 08:18 AM
Congrats on another great week Alicia :D Keep going up those rankings :)

King Aaron
Apr 5th, 2003, 03:34 PM
Congrats Alicia. :)
I think she can beat Iva. Iva hasn't been exactly lighting up the tennis world (Sorry Terry!) lately.

If she wins she must withdraw from Charleston but if she losses she'll have to play 2 matches on Sunday.

Vicky88
Apr 5th, 2003, 07:32 PM
Alicia just bet Iva Majoli in 2, so it's onto the final for her tomorrow against Myskina. Today's win gives her another 39 points which will lift her as high as 57.

So I guess this means she will be withdrawing from next week's qualifying. I think it is probably a smart thing to do because she has played a lot of tennis this week so she should give her body a bit of a rest.

BTW has anyone else noticed how many threads are suddenly mentioning Alicia. 6 months ago no-one even knew her name, now everyone is claiming to be her fan. This is always a sign that big things are going to happen.

Zummi
Apr 5th, 2003, 10:22 PM
Just a question for any Alicia fans. Since she isn't playing the singles qualifying in Charleston, do you know if she will still play doubles with Martina?

TS
Apr 6th, 2003, 03:33 AM
No worries Aaron, I've even been saying that too ;)

Zummi, no idea as yet. I guess we should wait for the dubs draw...I hope she does play with Martina though!

Vicky...I know. hehe, that's the beauty of sticking by a player from the start and watching them evolve ;) Anyway, what a great week.

King Aaron
Apr 6th, 2003, 04:40 PM
Okay Terry. :)

Martina who? The great Navratilova? I didn't know she was supposed to play with Martina. (Am I supposed to know? :o)

Congrats Alicia. She'll have a tough task against Nastya but never bet against her. ;) Yeah, so many threads now that she's back from injury.

louloubelle
Apr 6th, 2003, 10:51 PM
A lot of the Alicia threads were started by the same people ;) But being from a country who are now enjoying success in the mens game, Alicia (as being touted as Australia's next big thing for a few years now) is likely to attract alot more attention than other players similar to her standard.

Not everyone is bandwagon jumper tho, as mentioned in one of the threads. I'm sure it's not a pre-requisite to post 'Go Alicia' on the board every time she wins a match to be a classed as a true fan.

I saw Alicia in Aus Open qualifying a few years back (I think she was beaten easily by Ginger Helgesen... or someone similar) and tho the serve was great I thought she lacked penetration off the ground and some 'big point' intensity. I think those two elements are what are coming to the fore now.

I hope Alicia keeps a lid on it as it is a long season. But what a last couple of weeks........ Hantuchcova, Schett (x2), Majoli, Martinez, Likhovtseva..... :bounce:

vs1
Apr 7th, 2003, 06:18 AM
I've been an Alicia fan since I lived in Sydney a few years back. I always enjoyed her down-to-earth manner and found her to be very pleasant. I've followed her all along but it wasn't until the Hopman Cup this year (and all of the attention Australia got for going with Hewitt/Molik team) that I was actively posting in Alicia related threads. I've noticed with her great showing this season that there has been more and more interest in Alicia. I think that's GREAT news! It's good for Australian tennis and great for Alicia. I want her fan base to grow and more coverage of her so that I can find out more about her progress and match coverage. I think that she has SO MUCH talent and it's very exciting for me to see her do well. I also think that it's good for her to play doubles with Martina this week because it'll hopefully improve her clay game further (and net game) without the intense pressure of singles play.

What's her next tournament!? It'll be great for her to win a clay title this year. Or go deep in one of the Tier I or II events! Wouldn't that be exciting?! :D

King Aaron
Apr 7th, 2003, 04:11 PM
I've noticed Alicia's results for the last few years. I wasn't really rooting for her then but also wasn't against her. But when I saw the Hopman Cup this year, I really find her great to watch and she was impressive in beating Daja and Daniela. :)

She should be playing singles next at Amelia Island.

ozfan44
Apr 8th, 2003, 03:11 AM
alicia and martina will play round one doubles sometime wednesday probably at night i would think

Vicky88
Apr 9th, 2003, 03:38 AM
Has anyone heard anything about whether Alicia is definitely going to play Budapest next? I see she is not nominated for the B&L championships. If she does play Budapest she will have a high seed.

ozfan44
Apr 9th, 2003, 06:02 AM
99% sure that alicia will play amelia island and a little birdie tells me that she will team up with martina the great again for the doubles, ffingers crossed

alicia and martina will play toight if te poxy rain goes away but i dont think they will get on court

Vicky88
Apr 10th, 2003, 02:47 AM
What is confusing me is I can't see her listed in the commitments for Amelia Island, not even for qualifying. So do you think she will get a wildcard?

Martina and Alicia finally won their first round of doubles, would be great to see them go all the way. Wonder if Martina is going to consider Alicia for position of her fulltime partner.

Zummi
Apr 11th, 2003, 03:18 AM
Ozfan, it's true that Martina is playing in Amelia Island but unfortunately not with Alicia. She will play with Els Callens. Is Alicia not going to play in Amelia Island after all?

Aussie_Kim
Apr 11th, 2003, 10:14 AM
I'v been a fan of Alicia since I first saw her at Hopman Cup 2 years ago. I also like Kim Clijsters & Lleyton Hewitt but me & my sis really like Alicia too. I think she has a really good chance to get into the top 20 & beyond this year, especially considering she can beat players like Hantchanova, etc. My sister & I felt like crying when she got injured at AUS Open but I'm glad her good form has continued even after injury. I look forward to seeing how she does at her next tournment. It'd b great if she could win another title & I know she has the ability to do it.

King Aaron
Apr 11th, 2003, 05:16 PM
If Alicia's not in Amelia Island, it's more than likely she'll skip it. I think she has played quite a lot and she needs the rest. Remember she just recovered from injury a few weeks ago.

What's with Martina? She seems to be playing with everyone.

SpikeyAidanm
Apr 12th, 2003, 01:43 AM
Alicia's playing Budapest I believe

King Aaron
Apr 13th, 2003, 04:43 PM
Yes she is and she is seeded 3rd. :)

duck
Apr 13th, 2003, 06:07 PM
Hi! This is my first post here as I found this article and thought you guys might like it. I hope she keeps her good form up.

Molik on rise from Down Under (Sun-Sentinel)
Published April 13, 2003


Nineteen years have passed since an Australian woman, Wendy Turnbull of Boca Raton, finished in the top 10.

If Alicia Molik of Adelaide doesn't reach that heady plateau by the end of 2003, she's going to be close. Certainly at some point in her budding career, she's going reach the WTA's elite.

At 5 feet 111/2, she's imposing enough on court, though she is not well known outside Australia. However, had you seen her play at the Nasdaq-100, where she beat Daniela Hantuchova, you would have marked her name.

With her big serving, big strokes and head for tennis, Molik reminds you more than a little of Lindsay Davenport. At age 21 and No. 46 in the rankings, she now needs Davenport's experience and a lot more big wins.

"I'm playing well, but this is not something that has popped up overnight," Molik said last week from Charleston, S.C., where she missed the singles draw but found a doubles partner by the name of Martina Navratilova. "I think the standard I've set for myself has been there the entire year."

In her fifth full year on tour, she finally seems ready to take a giant step forward. Before the Australian Open, she won her first WTA title by defeating Amy Frazier in the final at Perth. Then, after making the round of 16 at Key Biscayne, she lost a week ago in the final at Sarasota to Anastasia Myskina.

In between, there was a scare. She damaged the plantar fascia of her left foot after splitting sets with Iroda Tulyaganova in the opening round at the Australian Open and didn't play again until the Nasdaq.

The injury angered her because she finally had strung together some wins. But it was clear when she arrived in South Florida that it was only a minor setback.

She's on her way next to Budapest, with a 15-3 record, to continue her clay court build-up to the French Open, and she doesn't feel pressure to put women's tennis back in the headlines back home.

"The pressure hasn't been so much," she said. "Anyway, I tend to ignore what other people think."

That sounds a bit like men's No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt, with whom she has hit a few times when they were growing up in Adelaide. Turnbull and bigger names Margaret Court and Evonne Goolagong were icons to an Aussie girl trying to fight through junior tournaments.

But why no woman has hit top 10 since is a mystery.

"I don't know," Molik said. "It comes in cycles, I guess. Why does it rain some days and not others."

Bероника
Apr 14th, 2003, 12:33 AM
I've been interested in Alicia since I saw her a couple of years ago in the Fed Cup in Madrid,against Conchita Martinez.I liked what I saw,specially her big serve and her backhand.Of course,I'm very pleased with the good results of this year.I wish her good luck in her following tournaments!

duck ,thanks for the article!!! :wavey: Let's hope she can reach the top-10 by the end of the year.No doubt she has the game to do it.

louloubelle
May 10th, 2003, 12:05 AM
Just to bump this one up!

Molik next plays Madrid, and got the last spot in the main draw. Lets hope she's fresh after fed Cup for another stunning clay court run!!!

*JR*
May 10th, 2003, 12:43 AM
IMO, Punch (unless injured) should have gone for a Tier I like Rome instead, then taken the time off and practised more liesurely for RG.

louloubelle
May 10th, 2003, 12:54 AM
IMO, Punch (unless injured) should have gone for a Tier I like Rome instead, then taken the time off and practised more liesurely for RG.

She probably didn't expect (particularly after her injury) to be in the top 50 so soon so at the start of the year so scheduled clay Tier IV, III's to get matchs and ranking points... whereas with her situation now... it would be nice for her to gun after the big girls!

*JR*
May 10th, 2003, 01:21 AM
She probably didn't expect (particularly after her injury) to be in the top 50 so soon so at the start of the year so scheduled clay Tier IV, III's to get matchs and ranking points... whereas with her situation now... it would be nice for her to gun after the big girls!
Actually, I just checked the committments and Strasbourg has a strong field, Madrid less so. Sure a Tier III (BOTH of these are) would be a step up from Tier V Hobart, but I'd have done it the other way, instead of all this time off, then going the week B4 with only her first match @ RG vs. a lower ranked opponent. But players are different, Punch may want to go into Paris with just a few days off after a good run in Madrid. (Since the tour dosen't handle lodging BETWEEN EVENTS, only during them, with host families), doing Berlin, a week off, then one of the Tier III's would have left her (or TA) to foot the bill to stay in Europe (inc. her coach) in between. S-U-X. Sure the WTA would point out all the Oz titles Court won against weak fields, but that just means 2 wrongs, not 1 right IMO.

TS
May 27th, 2003, 08:14 AM
Here is an article/interview from TA about the upcoming match against Maggie :)

Molik's new confidence
Monday, 26 May, 2003

PARIS, May 25 AAP - Alicia Molik has gone to the French Open carrying a commodity rarely seen in Australian women's tennis. Confidence.
Molik has leapt from over 100 in the rankings to No.51 in four months following her first tour win in Hobart, two more finals appearances (both on clay) and a string of victories over top 20 players.
But on Tuesday, while men's top seed Lleyton Hewitt is expected to be cruising through the first round against unseeded Brian Vahaly, the future of Australian women's tennis will be facing a much tougher task.

Molik's progress will be tested by 15th seed Magdalena Maleeva, although she goes into the first round match with an edge over the Bulgarian, beating her in their last meeting at the 2001 US Open.
"I feel like I'm a much better player now, so I'm probably even more confident than back then," Molik, 22, said.
"Maggie's a seeded player, it's going to be tough. But the way I'm playing at the moment, if I stay confident and hit the ball exactly how I like to, I don't see any problems in beating Maggie. It's definitely a winnable match."

If she can get through, the draw opens up and a possible quarter final against No.2 seed Kim Clijsters looms as the best Australian female performance at Roland Garros since Rachel McQuillan made the fourth round in 1991.
So far this year, Molik has beaten world No.8 Daniela Hantchukova twice, former French Open champion Iva Majoli, former world No.2 Conchita Martinez, No.17 Farina Elia and No.37 Daja Bedanova. In Hobart, she beat five higher ranked players as she became the first Australian woman to win a tour event in eight years. And she reached consecutive clay court finals last month in Sarasota and Budapest, climbing from a ranking of 89 to 56 in two weeks.

"From November-December I've been playing fantastic tennis right up until now. I've worked really hard and I'm a much better player now than in the past," the South Australian said. "Clay was never one of my favourite surfaces but I'm really comfortable at the moment, I've made two clay court finals this year and I'm feeling really good coming into this event. Winning Hobart definitely put a lot of confidence in my game, in my mind. Since then I almost expected to make the finals of the tournaments I entered. I made three out of four finals. I've walked into every tournament with a huge amount of confidence and it's brought me some fantastic results."

The final may be out of reach this year, but she is in line to improve on her previous efforts at Roland Garros where she reached the third round on debut in 1999 but fell in the first round each year since.
World No.1 Hewitt has never played Vahaly but should have little trouble with the American who jumped over 300 places in the rankings in just over 12 months to currently sit at 75.
Hewitt's Davis Cup teammate Wayne Arthurs, however, knows plenty about his first round opponent Tuesday.
Radek Stepanek beat Arthurs in straight sets at the World Team Cup in Dusseldorf last week but the Czech world No.47 admitted it could be a different story when they meet over five sets.
Also on Tuesday, wildcard Scott Draper, who reached the fourth round here in 1995 and 1996, meets 12th seed Sjeng Schalken and Evie Dominikovic plays Iveta Benesova.

SpikeyAidanm
May 28th, 2003, 07:19 AM
What a shocking loss :( :(

ozfan44
Jun 3rd, 2003, 05:36 AM
cant believ alicia fell away in the third set like that

Aussie_Kim
Jun 3rd, 2003, 06:25 AM
Better luck next time Alicia.
I belive she will do very well at Wimby because she is very good on grass. And if she can get in some practice before hand she may surprise a few people there ;)

ozfan44
Jun 4th, 2003, 05:19 AM
hopefully she does really good at birmingham and can be seeded for wimbledon

Aussie_Kim
Jun 5th, 2003, 07:53 AM
I'm sure by tghe end of Wimbledon Alicia will be in top 30 if not higher.
What round did she reach there last year?

chris1897
Jun 5th, 2003, 08:01 AM
alicia lost 1rd at wimby last year the mary pierce. i think it was like 8-6 in the 3rd set or sumthin

Aussie_Kim
Jun 7th, 2003, 04:41 PM
So she doesn't have much to defend. I think she will reach at least 4th round. Don't ask me why but I have a feeling ;)

Mr_Molik
Dec 1st, 2004, 11:18 AM
seriously.. molik.. of ALL people.. beating #5 seed... Daniela Hantuchova.. who've thunk it?! :confused: i wouldnt have! Daniela is WAY better player than Molik.. yeh molik has the experiences... whoop-ie... Daniela has the spirit and agility... you guys go rant on how happi you are that Molik won... but you do kno it was pure luck... yeh she beat Daniela at Hopmans.. so what... Daniela has had it all bad since at Indian Wells when she caught that stomach flu going around... the heat and humidity there was crazy./... molik is use to that kind of heat.. advantage there for molik... molik's been on the tour longer than Daniela has.. so molik did have a lot of advantages over Daniela.. but yeh her time is over.. bye molik!
ey.. yeh i kno im being a bitch.. but i gotta rant somewhere about this loss to Daniela... dont mind me.. im a crazy freak... :wavey:

wait till next time molik fans... we'll see... we'll seebump :)
quite ironic when u look at alicia and daniela's careers now :)

SpikeyAidanm
Dec 1st, 2004, 12:41 PM
IT'S SUCH A pity she got injured, she would be rising up the ranks now :(
:o :p

beauty_is_pink
Dec 2nd, 2004, 01:09 AM
bump :)
quite ironic when u look at alicia and daniela's careers now :)
:o :rolleyes:
how immature i was back then :lol:

lets not bring back the past eh

nitocris_tiger
Dec 2nd, 2004, 03:36 AM
.. but yeh her time is over.. bye molik!
wait till next time molik fans... we'll see... we'll see
Sorry but you deserve everything you get after that load of shit :retard:

Good jaarb Mr Molik :yeah:

beauty_is_pink
Dec 2nd, 2004, 08:28 PM
why dont you read my post before yours :rolleyes:
I kno what I did was stupid. heesh.

nitocris_tiger
Dec 2nd, 2004, 10:45 PM
I'm unforgiving :devil:

Aussie_chic
Dec 5th, 2004, 01:24 PM
I think we can 4give u! U realise u were wrong and admit- what more can u do! We've all said things and regretted them. Look what poor Lleyton has been thru (he said some real :tape: ) and even Azza got banned but we all forgive him.