PLAYER PROFILE

Alicia Molik

  • Age38
  • Born27 January 1981
  • Birth PlaceAdelaide, South Australia
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria
  • Height182 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachNicole Pratt
  • Pro Since1996
FOLLOW
“We gave everything today. We fell just a fraction short. That happens.”

— Alicia Molik, 10 Nov 2019

» Molik on Fed Cup final: “We gave everything today”

On court

  • Started playing tennis at age of seven after watching her older brother, Richard.
  • Captured the Australian Open junior doubles title in 1998, partnering fellow Australian Evie Dominikovic.
  • Member of the Australian Institute of Sport scholarship program in 1999.
  • Broke into the world’s top 100 in 1999.
  • Member of the Australian team competing at the Sydney Olympics in 2000.
  • Captured her maiden career singles title in Hobart in 2003, beating Amy Frazier in the final.
  • Claimed three WTA titles in 2004 – in Stockholm, Zurich and Luxembourg.
  • Reached the Wimbledon and US Open mixed doubles finals in 2004, partnering Australian doubles legend Todd Woodbridge.
  • Won a bronze medal for Australia in singles at the 2004 Athens Olympics.
  • Broke into the world’s top 10 in 2005.
  • Won her first Grand Slam doubles title at the 2005 Australian Open with partner Svetlana Kuznetsova
  • Won the French Open doubles in 2007, partnering Mara Santangelo.
  • Reached the Wimbledon mixed doubles final in 2007, partnering Swede Jonas Bjorkman.
  • Competed for Australia at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.
  • Member of the Australian Federation Cup team from 1999-2004, 2006-08 and 2010.
  • Retired in September 2008 following elbow ligament damage, however launched a comeback 12 months later.
  • Represented Australia in the Fed Cup, as well as making a return to the top 100 since re-joining the tour.
  • Gave birth in January 2012 and hasn’t played competitively since.
  • Was named Fed Cup captain in January 2013 following Dave Taylor’s resignation in December 2012.

Off court

  • Parents are Andrew and Teresa.
  • Favourite city is Melbourne (for the shopping).
  • Hobbies include golf, in-line skating, bike riding, squash and going to the beach and football games.
  • Favourite musicians are U2, Kylie Minogue, Coldplay and Robbie Williams.
  • Favourite cuisines are Thai and Japanese, and she appreciates good red wine.
  • Pet is a West-Highland terrier.

 

Year-end singles ranking history

2011 317
2010 110
2009 309
2008 311
2007 58
2006 163
2005 29
2004 13
2003 35
2002 100
2001 47
2000 115
1999 94
1998 172

Titles/Finals

Titles

2009 Darwin ITF, Kalgoorlie ITF, Bendigo ITF

2005 Sydney

2004 Stockholm, Zürich, Luxembourg

2003 Hobart

2001 Gifu ITF, Fukuoka ITF

1999 Gold Coast ITF

1998 Saga ITF, Queensland ITF

Finals

2009 Port Pirie ITF, Esperance ITF

2005 Doha

2004 Vienna

2003 Sarasota, Budapest

2002 Nurlootpa ITF

2001 Stone Mountain, USA ITF

1999 Fresno ITF

Alicia Molik in the news

Molik on Fed Cup final: “We gave everything today”
Australian Fed Cup captain Alicia Molik; Getty Images
10 November, 2019

Alicia Molik says she has “no regrets” about how the Australian team prepared and performed in the Fed Cup final, but that the loss to France “hurts a lot”.
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Fed Cup final: Barty prepared for Mladenovic rematch on Day 2
Ash Barty in action during the second singles rubber of Australia's Fed Cup final against France in Perth. (Getty Images)
9 November, 2019

Ash Barty hopes victory over Kristina Mladenovic in the first of the reverse singles will put Australia on course for its first Fed Cup title in 45 years.
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Molik: ‘We’re just really hitting our groove’
The Australian Fed Cup team of (L-R) Priscilla Hon, Ajla Tomljanovic, Ash Barty, Alicia Molik, Sam Stosur and Astra Sharma speak to the press ahead of the 2019 final against France in Perth. (Getty Images)
6 November, 2019

With the entire Australian squad having now practised together, Fed Cup captain Alicia Molik is encouraged by the hosts’ form ahead of this weekend’s final.
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Tomljanovic: ‘I’ve been looking forward to this for a long time’
Ajla Tomljanovic during an Australian team practice session in Perth ahead of the Fed Cup final. (Getty Images)
5 November, 2019

Australian Fed Cup debutant Ajla Tomljanovic continues her preparations with the team in Perth ahead of this weekend's final against France.
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