(born 27 January 1981) is a professional female tennis player from Australia. She reached a career high singles rank
of number 8 and also won a bronze medal for Australia at the 2004 Athens Olympics
. Molik also reached a career high doubles ranking of number 6, and won two grand slam doubles titles, at the Australian Open in 2005 and the French Open in 2007. She retired from the sport in September 2008, however, announced a comeback in 2009. Molik is currently ranked World No. 206 as of 16 May 2011.
Molik was born in Adelaide
,South Australia and currently lives in Perth
. She attended Our Lady of Perpetual Succour School
in West Pymble
, Sydney, before completing her schooling in Adelaide. She is now married to Tim Sullivan.
She won her first grand slam
doubles title at the 2005 Australian Open with partner Svetlana Kuznetsova
. She reached the top ten on the WTA tour for the first time in early 2005 following her first Grand Slam quarterfinal singles appearance, at the Australian Open, where she lost 9–7 in the final set to Lindsay Davenport
Molik won the bronze medal
at the 2004 Summer Olympics
in Athens in the women's singles competition beating then World Number 3 Anastasia Myskina of Russia in straight sets 6–3 6–4.
She has also won the Zurich Open
, a Tier I tournament, defeating Maria Sharapova
in the final.
2005: Rise to the Top 10
Molik began 2005 by partnering Mark Philippoussis
in the Hopman Cup. She then played in the Sydney......