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alwayshingis
Dec 18th, 2006, 04:05 AM
6-4 6-1!

She will play Moore in the final.

alwayshingis
Dec 18th, 2006, 04:07 AM
The South Australian was below her best and made to work hard by her 16-year-old opponent, but sharpened up late in the match. Molik said she was confident with how her game was progressing.

“I feel like I’m setting myself up to play well, it’s just about physically doing it in that hour and a half, having my head right,” she said. “There’s no point doing all the hard work in the gym if you’re off-song mentally.

“I’ve been working hard on my fitness. I’m working on cutting out the errors and playing as solid as I can and attacking as quick as I can.”

While Molik said she’s ready for the Australian summer, she believes her serve still needs work.

“That’s one thing that let me down today, it definitely wasn’t good enough,” Molik said after recording a first serve percentage of 48. “I was definitely not content just with the win.”

The 25-year-old is on the comeback trail after a debilitating ear infection put her out of the game for much of last year and early this year. At the 2005 Australian Open Molik had a career-best Grand Slam showing when she reached the quarterfinals.

Now as the 2006 Open approaches Molik said she is ready to step up again.

“I’m as ready as I’ll ever be. I’m 110 per cent ready to go.”

In today’s other semifinal West Australian teenager Jessica Moore continued her brilliant run with a straight sets win over Hewson.

The 16-year-old, who won the recent Optus 18s National Championships, required just over two hours to complete the 6-4 6-3 win over her higher ranked opponent.

While Hewson served better, it was the 31-13 winners count in favour of Moore that made the difference.

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Dec 18th, 2006, 04:10 AM
great job Molik im really happy for you

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Dec 18th, 2006, 04:10 AM
also playing Moore it was the final i wanted so keep it going leesha

Sharapova's_Boy
Dec 18th, 2006, 04:24 AM
Alicia :yeah:

Brett.
Dec 18th, 2006, 04:51 AM
i hope Jessica Moore beats her like hell! She's my second favourite aussie! :D

Dani12
Dec 18th, 2006, 04:57 AM
Well done Alicia! Good luck to both in final ;) May the best girl win.

Ben.
Dec 18th, 2006, 05:02 AM
this is great news to hear :D well done alicia :yeah: now win the wildcard! :banana:

klok
Dec 18th, 2006, 05:05 AM
Great stuff by Alicia, it would be good to see her win the final.

Verdasco
Dec 18th, 2006, 05:15 AM
Well done Alicia. However I want Jessica to win the final for two reasons. First of all, Jess is a West Australian as I am and also Alicia will get a Wildcard anyway. Jess might but she also might not.

I wouldn't mind seeing Alicia win though.

But go Jess Moore!!

Alicia Rocks
Dec 18th, 2006, 05:54 AM
Alicia :D

One more baby :banana:

Modiac.
Dec 18th, 2006, 05:57 AM
Alicia :)
I believe you can get the WC.

CrossCourt~Rally
Dec 18th, 2006, 06:00 AM
Nice going ALICIA!!:yeah: She has gottin in some solid match practice over the past few days :bounce:

Sunny_Boy
Dec 18th, 2006, 06:11 AM
Just one more win Alicia! :)

Derek.
Dec 18th, 2006, 06:13 AM
Alicia. :)

Martian Stacey
Dec 18th, 2006, 09:07 AM
Congrats Alicia, and good luck in the final :D :bounce:

CooCooCachoo
Dec 18th, 2006, 09:13 AM
WC should be in the bag. Congrats Alicia.

Yarden
Dec 18th, 2006, 09:15 AM
Well done Alicia :banana:
Good luck in the final :kiss:

Slampova
Dec 18th, 2006, 12:51 PM
Woohoo, go Alicia :bounce:

ioni
Dec 18th, 2006, 01:04 PM
Alicia :woohoo: Good luck in the final ! :yeah:

Carsten
Dec 18th, 2006, 01:10 PM
Alicia :bounce:

-Makiri-
Dec 18th, 2006, 01:40 PM
Alicia :)

LDF
Dec 18th, 2006, 01:40 PM
Well done Alicia, good luck in the final :)

jas_aussie
Dec 18th, 2006, 01:44 PM
well done!!

Dexter
Dec 18th, 2006, 05:52 PM
One more match Ala :kiss:

The Daviator
Dec 18th, 2006, 05:56 PM
Alicia :clap2:

Tenis Srbija
Dec 18th, 2006, 05:59 PM
Mirković :sad: :sad:
She is such a nice girl. It's not possible to be any nicer...
This is the reason that I'm not approving Alicia playing WC play-off!
Young girls like Marija are bound to be defeated, and finish this one empty handed.

Still great fight Mirković :hug: ;)

Craigy
Dec 18th, 2006, 06:01 PM
:bigclap: Well done Alicia :D

:inlove:
Dec 18th, 2006, 06:06 PM
Alicia :woohoo: ;) but Marija :hug: :awww:
Good luck in the final Alicia. :)

doris_hdz
Dec 18th, 2006, 06:35 PM
Well done Alicia....

Good luck in the final Alicia

gocanadago
Dec 18th, 2006, 06:38 PM
Alicia :banana:

narrisch
Dec 18th, 2006, 06:55 PM
:yeah:

HenryMag.
Dec 18th, 2006, 08:15 PM
One more victory Alicia!
good luck!

fOxYLiCiOuS
Dec 18th, 2006, 11:10 PM
Alicia :D :hearts:

one more and the wild card is urs :hearts: :bounce:

go hingis
Dec 19th, 2006, 12:57 AM
Keep it up Alicia!

miss_molik
Dec 19th, 2006, 12:59 AM
when does it start?