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Molik set for Hobart

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Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:55

The 28-year-old former world number eight retired from the sport in September 2008 because of nagging injury problems but reversed her decision a year later and has played in a number of ITF events.

Molik won the bronze medal at the Athens Olympics in 2004 and then reached the quarter-finals at the Australian Open in 2005 before an inner-ear condition forced her to take an extended break. She returned in 2006 but struggled to climb back up the rankings and decided to call it a day after being dogged by leg and elbow problems.

Molik, who also won doubles titles at the Australian and French Opens, told www.tennis.com.au: “I think it’s an incredible opportunity for me to be given another chance to go to Hobart and play again.

“That’s where it all started for me back in 2003 when I won the title so it’s just fantastic to be going back and I can’t wait to be there.

“The last few months have been fantastic playing on the Pro Tour but I’m really looking forward to having another step up to an even more challenging level, that’s where January will be very important for me… I hope to hit Hobart with a bang in the second week and set myself up for the Australian Open.”

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