46 Facts About Alicia Molik


Alicia Molik was born on 27 January 1981 and is an Australian former professional tennis player.


Alicia Molik reached a career-high singles ranking of world No 8 and a career-high doubles ranking of world No 6.


Alicia Molik won the 2004 Zurich Open, defeating Maria Sharapova in the final, and reached the quarterfinals of the 2005 Australian Open.


Alicia Molik won Grand Slam doubles titles at the 2005 Australian Open with Svetlana Kuznetsova, and at the 2007 French Open with Mara Santangelo.


Alicia Molik reached the finals of three mixed doubles major tournaments: at the 2004 Wimbledon Championships, the 2004 US Open, and the 2007 Wimbledon Championships.


Shortly after the 2005 Australian Open, Alicia Molik contracted an inner-ear infection.


Alicia Molik was never able to replicate her pre-ailment singles results, even though she returned to the top 60 a year later.


Alicia Molik retired in August 2008, but she returned a year later in September 2009.


Alicia Molik's last match was a second-round loss at the 2011 Australian Open to Nadia Petrova.


Alicia Molik won her first Grand Slam doubles title at the 2005 Australian Open with partner Svetlana Kuznetsova.


Alicia Molik won the bronze medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens in the singles competition, beating then world No 3, Anastasia Myskina, in straight sets.


Alicia Molik won the Zurich Open, a Tier I tournament, defeating Maria Sharapova in a three-set final.


Alicia Molik began 2005 by partnering Mark Philippoussis in the Hopman Cup.


Alicia Molik played in the Australian Open as the 10th seed.


Alicia Molik defeated Anabel Medina Garrigues in the first round, Aiko Nakamura in the second round and Tatiana Panova in the third round to set up a meeting with eighth seed Venus Williams in the fourth round.


Alicia Molik played in her first ever Grand Slam quarterfinal against top seed Lindsay Davenport.


Alicia Molik won her first Grand Slam doubles title with Svetlana Kuznetsova.


Alicia Molik took another long break, missing Wimbledon, due to the ear infection.


Alicia Molik lost in the first round in her last four tournaments of the year, Beijing, Filderstadt, Moscow and Zurich.


In late 2005, Alicia Molik was diagnosed with vestibular neuronitis, an inner-ear condition caused by a virus that affected her balance, vision and energy level.


Alicia Molik played a Wimbledon warm-up in the Netherlands, losing in the first round to fifth seed Ana Ivanovic in three sets.


Alicia Molik lost in the first round of Stockholm, Montreal and New Haven.


Alicia Molik finished the year by losing in the first round of qualifying at the Generali Ladies Linz to Yaroslava Shvedova.


In preparation for the Australian Open, Alicia Molik competed in the Hopman Cup in Perth and scored victories over world No 6, Nadia Petrova, and Ashley Harkleroad.


Alicia Molik reached the doubles quarterfinals in Hobart with Mirza, before losing a close match to the No 2 seeds.


Alicia Molik had three consecutive first round losses, in Miami, Amelia Island and Charleston.


Alicia Molik finally won a match in the clay season, in Strasbourg, before losing to Anabel Medina Garrigues.


However, Alicia Molik teamed with Mara Santangelo to win her second Grand Slam doubles title at the French Open.


Alicia Molik played in two Wimbledon warm up tournaments, reaching the second round in Birmingham lost in the first round in Eastbourne to Melanie South in three sets.


Alicia Molik lost in the first round of two lead-in US Open tournaments, in Forest Hills and New Haven, before then falling in the first round at the US Open to Katarina Srebotnik.


Alicia Molik's singles ranking continued to fall due to an elbow problem.


Alicia Molik lost in the first round of singles qualifying at the French Open and Wimbledon in 2008, and did not win a main-draw match after January 2008.


Alicia Molik has enjoyed erratic results in doubles, where she partnered Sun Tiantian and defeated Cara Black and Liezel Huber who were the top-seeds at the tournament in Sydney.


Alicia Molik partnered Mara Santangelo at Wimbledon and the French Open, but fell in the first round of competition.


Alicia Molik worked for six months as a commentator before announcing her comeback.


On 30 July 2009, Alicia Molik announced that she planned to embark on a comeback to tour tennis, claiming to be free of injury.


Alicia Molik entered the women's doubles at the Pilot Pen Tennis event as a wildcard with Meghann Shaughnessy, losing to the Spanish duo of Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez and Nuria Llagostera Vives.


In September 2009, Alicia Molik entered a $25k tournament in Darwin, which she won in both singles and doubles.


Alicia Molik backed up with a win at the Bendigo ITF event.


Alicia Molik won another ITF event in Mildura, and reached the semifinals of another ITF event in Perth.


Alicia Molik then made it through to the Australian Open wildcard playoff quarterfinals after winning three out of three round-robin matches suffered a shock loss to teenager Jessica Moore.


Alicia Molik took part in both singles and doubles at the Australian Open with Meghann Shaughnessy.


Alicia Molik played in Dubai, where she defeated Australian Open semifinalist and 16th seed Zheng Jie in the first round, and then lost to fellow qualifier Anna-Lena Gronefeld in straight sets.


Alicia Molik accepted a wildcard into the Premier Mandatory event at Indian Wells.


Alicia Molik lost to Zheng Jie in the fourth round.


Alicia Molik married Tim Sullivan in February 2011 and gave birth to their first child, a son, in 2012.