Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The A-Train on the C-Trail?

Is Alicia Molik on the comeback trail?

The Aussie spent much of 2005 on the sidelines following a debilitating ear infection that left greatly affected her balance.

Now, a year and a half into her comeback, the former Australian Open quarterfinalist may be on the right track.

After beginning the year 10-6 (including a third round performance at the AO), Molik went 3-11. Losing three straight matches this summer and falling in the first round at the US Open.

But since leaving North America, the 26-year-old has looked sharp, going 9-4 and putting together several nice performances. In that span, she hasn't lost to a player outside the Top 60, and took Moscow title-winner Elena Dementieva to three sets in the quarters of that tournament.

Just today, she beat Agnieszka Radwanksa (aka Maria Slayer) from the US Open in Linz.

Another run at the Aussie for the Aussie? We sure hope so! Alicia is one of my favorite players on tour. Always kind and good-natured, but a fierce competitor.

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