PLAYER PROFILE

Jarmila Gajdosova

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AUSTRALIAN
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WTA
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  • Age28
  • Born26 April 1987
  • Birth PlaceBratislava, Slovakia
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria
  • Height174 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Pro Since2005
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“I tried and again I wanted to compete and at least try for a while but my shoulder wouldn't let me and I was in pain the whole match.”

— Jarmila Gajdosova, 13 May 2015

» Injured Gajdosova to skip Strasbourg

On court

  • Her parents, engineers Jarmila and Jan, introduced her to the sport as a seven-year-old at their local tennis club in Bratislava.
  • Former top ranked junior player with ranking of No.6 in 2003.
  • Secured her maiden ITF Futures Pro Circuit title in 2003, winning in Rabat.
  • Played in first WTA main draw in Budapest 2003, reaching the quarterfinals.
  • Made her Grand Slam debut at the 2006 Australian Open.
  • Broke into the world’s top 100 for the first time in 2006, winning four ITF Futures titles.
  • Officially started representing Australia in 2007, having trained in Sydney during the off-season for several years.
  • Won her first WTA tour title at Guangzhou in 2010, breaking into the world’s top 50 for the first time shortly after.
  • Most memorable moment was playing in the semifinals of the Wimbledon girls’ singles in 2003.
  • Best shots are her return and two-handed backhand.
  • Represented Australia at the 2012 London Olympic Games.
  • Goal is to reach the world’s top 10.
  • Enjoys following her dream and doing what she loves.
  • Admires her family more than anyone “for the sacrifices they made for me”.

Off court

  • Nicknames are ‘Jarka’ and ‘Bugsy’.
  • Speaks English, German and Slovak.
  • Describes herself as easy-going, fun-loving and studious.
  • Favourite bands are U2 and Bon Jovi.
  • Enjoys shopping and fashion.
  • Favourite foods are sushi, pizza and her mum’s cooking.
  • Enjoys sleeping and laying by the pool.
  • Favourite TV shows are The Simpsons and Family Guy.
  • Favourite movie is ‘P.S: I love you’.
  • If she weren’t a tennis player she’d probably be a lawyer.
  • Sporting hero is Michael Jordan for his accomplishments.

Year-end singles ranking history

2014 71
2013 232
2012 180
2011 33
2010 42
2009 112
2008 98
2007 145
2006 71
2005 145
2004 217
2003 197

Titles/Finals

Titles

2014 Nottingham ITF, Vancouver ITF

2011 Hobart

2010 Sydney ITF, Guangzhou

2008 Gimcheon ITF, Kawana ITF, Traralgon ITF, Taipei
ITF

2006 Sydney ITF, Gosford ITF, Canberra ITF, Vittel
ITF

2005 Catania ITF, Felixstowe ITF

2003 Rabat ITF

Finals

2010 Burnie ITF

Jarmila Gajdosova in the news

Gallery: Aussies in glorious Wimbledon week
Nick Kyrgios (L) and Madison Keys were opening-round winners in the mixed doubles; Getty Images
4 July, 2015

A large Aussie contingent has sparkled on the courts at Wimbledon in the first week of The Championships - check out the highlights in images.
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Hewitt, Kokkinakis win doubles epic
Lleyton Hewitt (R) and Thanasi Kokkinakis in first-round Wimbledon doubles action; Getty Images
3 July, 2015

Lleyton Hewitt and Thanasi Kokkinakis have combined for an epic victory in the Wimbledon men's doubles event, while Aussies will feature prominently in mixed action…
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Aussie Ajla falls back in love with tennis
Ajla Tomljanovic; Getty Images
1 July, 2015

After feeling flat for much of the year, Ajla Tomljanovic has rediscovered her joy in competing - and it showed in her first-round victory at Wimbledon.
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Stosur overcomes Wimbledon demons
Sam Stosur in action during her first-round Wimbledon victory over Danka Kovinic; Getty Images
30 June, 2015

Sam Stosur said she was feeling more relaxed ahead of Wimbledon, and it showed on Monday in her straight-sets first-round victory over Danka Kovinic.
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