Alicia Molik


Alicia Molik backs Canberra for tennis fixtures

David Polkinghorne Australia captain Alicia Molik has backed a redeveloped Lyneham Tennis Centre to host both Fed and Davis cups fixtures and end a 14-year drought for Canberra.

Alicia Molik back in business

By Darren Walton It's taken two-and-a-half years but Alicia Molik is finally talking like a world-beater again.

Sam Stosur to play in Australia's Fed Cup semi-final

Samantha Stosur.

Linda Pearce Sam Stosur will next month make the long trek back home from the northern hemisphere to Queensland for Australia's first Fed Cup semi-final since 1993.


Dellacqua hot in Open heat

Australia's Casey Dellacqua celebrates after victory in her women's singles match

Linda Pearce Casey Dellacqua, now 28, and ranked 120th, she is about to return to double figures, and is back in a grand slam fourth round for the first time in what she calls her second career.

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Casey Dellacqua ready for big time, bloody oath she is

Single-minded: Casey Dellacqua's relationship with coach Shannon Nettle and her doubles success have fuelled her confidence for singles campaigns.

Linda Pearce Six years ago, her passage to the fourth round was a fairytale. Now it's about experience.


Australian Open 2014: Casey Dellacqua aims for late-career peak

Casey Dellacqua

Linda Pearce On this same weekend six years ago, Casey Dellacqua needed to look at the morning papers to make sure she had not been dreaming.

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Top Russian women skip Fed Cup tie in Hobart

Maria Sharapova

Russian captain Anastasia Myskina has named a severely under-strength team to take on Australia in the upcoming Fed Cup tennis tie in Hobart.


Australia taps Ashleigh Barty's Russian knowledge

Ashleigh Barty

Australia will pick the brain of young gun Ashleigh Barty as they prepare to take on a team of unknown Russians in the Fed Cup's first round.


Sam Stosur, Bernard Tomic to lead Aussie assault

Bernard Tomic.

Untried pairing of Samantha Stosur and Bernard Tomic are the latest double act hoping give Australia a hot start to another sizzling summer of tennis down under.


Sam Stosur is feeling her way with new coach Miles Maclagan

Samantha Stosur.

Linda Pearce Sam Stosur's initial December training session with Miles Maclagan felt a little like the first date with a new partner after the end of a long marriage.

Samantha Stosur keeps Hobart International in her sights as Venus Williams brings added focus

Sam Stosur

David Beniuk Samantha Stosur and Venus Williams are set to thrust the normally low-profile Hobart International into the tennis spotlight.


Stosur shocks with coach split

David Taylor

Linda Pearce Australian splits with David Taylor just over a week before US Open.


Tomic, Stosur to play Hopman Cup

Bernard Tomic at Perth Arena

Brad Elborough Australia has its best chance of winning the Hopman Cup in more than a decade.


Australian teen into US Open

Nick Kyrgios

Linda Pearce Nick Kyrgios faces an US Open baptism of fire after successfully qualifying.


Stosur's coach split upsets US Open lead-up

Katherine Delaney, Darren Walton Samantha Stosur admits splitting with her long-time coach nine days out from the US Open wasn't flash timing.


Stosur's change of tack

Moving on: Sam Stosur will take her time choosing a new coach.

Linda Pearce Sam Stosur will not rush to appoint a replacement coach for the departed David Taylor.


Samantha Stosur knocked out of US Open by qualifier

Samantha Stosur.

Linda Pearce Sam Stosur has been stunned by 296th-ranked American qualifier Victoria Duval in the biggest upset of the US Open's first round, the 2011 champion eliminated 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 by a 17-year-old playing in...


Stosur aced by teen upstart

Sam Stosur

Linda Pearce As Sam Stosur starts the search for a new coach following her shock first-round US Open defeat, Tuesday's error-strewn failure against the bold 17-year-old, 296th-ranked qualifier Victoria Duval,...

Sam Stosur needs 'time away': Molik

Samantha Stosur.

Linda Pearce, New York Australia's Fed Cup captain Alicia Molik said she would consider any request to continue working with Sam Stosur on a temporary or longer-term basis.


Dokic to serve up another return

In the swing: Jelena Dokic.

Linda Pearce Jelena Dokic seeks Australian launching pad for yet another career resurrection