Alicia Molik life and biography

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Alicia Molik biography

Date of birth : 1981-01-27
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Adelaide, Australia
Nationality : Australian
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-04-21
Credited as : Professional Tennis player, WTA tour, Australian Open

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Alicia Molik is a professional female tennis player from Australia.

She reached a career high singles rank of number 8 and also won a bronze medal for Australia at the 2004 Athens Olympics. Molik also reached a career high doubles ranking of number 6, and won two grand slam doubles titles, at the Australian Open in 2005 and the French Open in 2007. She retired from the sport in September 2008, however, announced a comeback in 2009. Molik is currently ranked World No. 197 as of 11 April 2011.

She won her first grand slam doubles title at the 2005 Australian Open with partner Svetlana Kuznetsova. She reached the top ten on the WTA tour for the first time in early 2005 following her first Grand Slam quarterfinal singles appearance, at the Australian Open, where she lost 9-7 in the final set to Lindsay Davenport.

Molik won the bronze medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens in the women's singles competition beating then World Number 3 Anastasia Myskina of Russia in straight sets 6-3 6-4.

She has also won the Zurich Open, a Tier I tournament, defeating Maria Sharapova in the final.

Singles Titles
2005: Sydney
2004: Stockholm, Z├╝rich, Luxembourg
2003: Hobart

Doubles Titles
2007: Roland Garros
2005: Australian Open, Miami, Doha
2004: Eastbourne, Stockholm, Philadelphia

Personal:
Currently without a coach
Parents are Andrew and Teresa; brother, Richard, is three years older than Alicia
Has a West-Highland white terrier dog
Enjoys good food, good red wine, the Barossa Valley, Thai and Japanese cuisine, spending time with friends at home, bike riding, the beach and attending football games
Favorite musicians are U2, Kylie Minogue, Coldplay and Robbie Williams; favorite movies are The Castle, Kath & Kim and any Australian comedy
Donated $1,000 Australian dollars for every ace she served in 2005 SF match ($9,000 total) at Sydney to the Bushfire Appeal, benefitting those areas in South Australia who were greatly affected by bushfires.


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