Injuries force Molik to retire at 27

Updated: September 4, 2008, 8:11 PM ET
Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Australia's Alicia Molik has retired from international tennis after a long run of injuries, including a debilitating inner-ear virus.

The 27-year-old Molik peaked at a No. 8 ranking after reaching the Australian Open quarterfinals in 2005 but spent most of the rest of that season off the circuit because she was unable to balance due to the ear virus.

She won the bronze medal in the 2004 Athens Olympics and, despite only limited time in competition, achieved ...

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