PLAYER PROFILE

Jarmila Gajdosova

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AUSTRALIAN
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WTA
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  • Age27
  • Born26 April 1987
  • Birth PlaceBratislava, Slovakia
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria
  • Height174 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Pro Since2005
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“I do love playing in Australia and I've played well the last couple of weeks.”

— Jarmila Gajdosova, 19 Jan 2015

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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

Tomljanovic exits Open
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 04:  Ajla Tomljanovic of Croatia stretches for a forehand in her match against Jelena Jankovic of Serbia during day one of the 2015 Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena on January 4, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
22 January, 2015

Ajla Tomljanovic bowed out of the 2015 Australian Open on Thursday, going down to American 30th seed Varvara Lepchenko 6-1 7-6(1).
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Aussie Day 3 Preview
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 20:  Nick Kyrgios of Australia plays a forehand during a practice session during day two of the 2015 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 20, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Wayne Taylor/Getty Images)
21 January, 2015

After two successful days at the 2015 Australian Open, Aussie fans are set to have plenty to cheer about on Day 3.
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Kokkinakis ‘not finished yet’ at Aust Open
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 19: Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia celebrates with fans after winning in his first round match against Ernests Gulbis of Latvia during day one of the 2015 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 19, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)
20 January, 2015

Australian teenager Thanasi Kokkinakis is savouring the biggest win of his career, a shock first-round defeat of world No.13 Ernests Gulbis that has sent local hopes soaring.
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First Open wins for Matosevic and Gajdosova
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 19:  Marinko Matosevic of Australia celebrates winning his first round match against Alexander Kudryavtsev of Russia during day one of the 2015 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 19, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
19 January, 2015

Marinko Matosevic and Jarmila Gajdosova are no longer Australian Open hard-luck stories after both registered their maiden wins at the tournament on Monday.
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