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ABOUT ALICIA

Alicia Molik (Al-ee-sha Mol-ik)

Current Rank: 49 (March 2002)
Residence: Adelaide,South Australia, Australia
Birthdate: January 27, 1981
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia
Height: 5' 11 3/4" (1.82 m)
Weight: 159 lbs. (72 kg)
Plays: Right-handed
Status: Pro
Sanex WTA TOUR singles titles:
0
Sanex WTA TOUR doubles titles:
0
Grand Slam titles: 0
ITF Women's Circuit singles titles: 9

2001 HIGHLIGHTS – SINGLES
THIRD ROUND: U.S. Open, Birmingham, Los Angeles

2001 HIGHLIGHTS – DOUBLES
SEMIFINALIST: Strasbourg (w/Hiraki)
QUARTERFINALIST: Los Angeles (w/Hiraki)
THIRD ROUND: U.S. Open (w/Courtois)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS - SINGLES
WINNER: 1999 - ITF/Gold Coast-AUS; 1998 ITF/Wodonga 2-AUS, ITF/Kugayama 1-JPN,
ITF/Ibaraki 2-JPN, ITF/Ibaraki 3-JPN, ITF/Kyoto-JPN, ITF/Saga-JPN, ITF/Queensland-AUS
SEMIFINALIST (1): 2001 - Shanghai

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS - DOUBLES
FINALIST (1): 2000 - Hobart (w/Clijsters)
SEMIFINALIST (6): 2001 - Strasbourg (w/Hiraki); 2000 - Gold Coast (w/Arendt),
Birmingham (w/Callens); 1999 - Gold Coast (w/Ellwood), Kuala Lumpur (w/Courtois),
Pattaya (w/Courtois)

ADDITIONAL: Australian Fed Cup Team 1999-2001. Australian Olympic Team 2000.

2002 IN DETAIL
* January - As a wild card, lost 1r at Sydney to eighth seed Meghann Shaughnessy; ranked
No. 54, l. to No. 35-ranked twenty-ninth seed Tatiana Panova 1-6, 6-3, 10-8 in 1r of Australian Open
* February - Ranked No. 54, upset former No. 1-ranked Arantxa Sanchez Vicario 6-4, 6-3 in
1r of Doha and reached QF before falling to another former No. 1, and eventual tournament
champion, Monica Seles 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-4; ranked No. 45, l. in 1r of Dubai to No. 32-ranked Tatiana Panova

QUICK FACTS
* As a wild card into 2001 Sydney, defeated Meghann Shaughnessy and stretched world No.
5 Conchita Martinez to three sets before falling

* Upset second seed, 16th-ranked Jelena Dokic at 2001 Birmingham, a grass-court event,
for her then career-best win before falling in the third round to finalist and strong
grass-court player Miriam Oremans in a third-set tie-break

* At 2001 Los Angeles, defeated wild card Mirjana Lucic and 16th seed Chanda Rubin
before falling to world No. 5 Kim Clijsters 7-6, 6-3

* Record her career-best win at the 2001 U.S. Open, defeating 15th-ranked Magdalena
Maleeva to reach the third round before falling to 19th seed Barbara Schett in three
sets

* Ranked No. 116, defeated world No. 23 Silvija Talaja in first round of 2000
Australian Open and went on to reach the third round

* At 2000 Hobart, reached first doubles final with Kim Clijsters, falling to the fourth
seeds in three sets

* First-time SF on the tour at Shanghai with a win over third seed and world No. 24 Tanasugarn and
avenging a loss a week earlier to Yoon Jeong Cho; ranking improved to a career-high No. 52

* Ranked No. 168, defeated 16th-ranked Natasha Zvereva at 1999 Sydney

* As a qualifier into 1999 Indian Wells, ranked No. 131, defeated No. 41 Alexandra
Fusai and then stretched 12th-ranked Patty Schnyder to three sets

* Defeated Sylvia Plischke in 1999 Fed Cup play

* Known for her powerful serve

* In junior competition, won 1998 Australian Open doubles and played for Australia on
the NTT World Tennis and NEC World Youth Cup Teams

* Prefers grass or hard courts

* Coached by David Taylor

* Began playing tennis at age 7 in a local club

PERSONAL
Father is Andrew, mother is Teresa; has an older
brother, Richard...Likes going to the beach, in-line skating, squash and
golf...Favorite city is Melbourne because she likes to go shopping there...Self-
described as relaxed and easy-going...Admires tennis player Steffi Graf...Most
compelling reasons for playing tennis are to see the world and to wake up every day
doing what she enjoys...Attained last year's goal of wanting to represent Australia in
the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.

Sanex WTA TOUR RANKING (SEASON-ENDING, SINGLES)
2001-47; 2000-115; 1999-94; 1998-172; 1997-679