PLAYER PROFILE

Alicia Molik

  • Age36
  • Born27 January 1981
  • Birth PlaceAdelaide, South Australia
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria
  • Height182 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachNicole Pratt
  • Pro Since1996
FOLLOW
“Providing our players with the opportunity to compete for valuable wildcards has proven to be a successful formula over the past couple of years.”

— Alicia Molik, 15 Aug 2017

» Eight Aussies set for US Open wildcard play-off

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

Five minutes with … Daria Gavrilova
Daria Gavrilova in action at the US Open; Getty Images
18 September, 2017

Before she travelled to Tokyo for this week's Toray Pan Pacific Open, we chatted with Daria Gavrilova about her New Haven title, top Aussie ranking and the months ahead.
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Aussie champs assess Kyrgios, Barty
Nick Kyrgios (L) and Ash Barty compete during the grasscourt season;. Getty Images
3 July, 2017

Alicia Molik, Todd Woodbridge and Nicole Pratt spoke with tennis.com.au ahead of Wimbledon about Nick Kyrgios and Ash Barty, perhaps our two most natural grasscourt talents.
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Strasbourg: Stosur v Gavrilova in high stakes final
Sam Stosur (L) and Daria Gavrilova in action at the WTA Internationaux de Strasbourg; (c) ChryslèneCaillaud.com
27 May, 2017

Sam Stosur and Daria Gavrilova will battle for the national No.1 ranking in the Strasbourg decider, the first all-Aussie women's final since 2005.
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Molik makes Jack’s day in Casino
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15 May, 2017

Jack McLean enjoyed a day he will never forget when Alicia Molik visited his school.
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