Hooray for Alicia Molik!! Well done, well done.
Alicia Molik defeated Venus Williams 7-5, 7-6 (7-3).
I knew she was in fine form coming into last night's match, but I was concerned how she'd go against Venus Williams. What a game, it certainly was an edge of the seat affair. Although I must say, there were quite a few more dodgy line calls than usual, and Venus didn't seem to be at her best. Apparently she wasn't match fit, but decided to play in the tournament anyway. Alicia has proved she can slog it out with the best, it will be interesting to see how she goes against Lindsay Davenport tomorrow, she will certainly have the crowd behind her, even more so as it is Australia Day.
And Lleyton, what a comeback!
7-5, 3-6, 1-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-2
When he lost that third set I thought it was all over. But then he showed what a legend he is, and toughed it out to come back and win. Kudos to Rafael Nadal though, only 18 years old, and not a bit intimidated to have a go in the main arena. He will definitely be a force to be reckoned with in the future.