PLAYER PROFILE

Jarmila Gajdosova

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AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
140
WTA
RANKING
  • Age27
  • Born26 April 1987
  • Birth PlaceBratislava, Slovakia
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria
  • Height174 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Pro Since2005
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“There's still a lot of work to be done but it's the first match and I thought it was pretty solid at times; it looked somewhat like the old me.”

— Jarmila Gajdosova, 10 Dec 2013

» Gajdosova, Dellacqua cruise into quarters

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

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

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

Rankings watch: potential US Open seed for Dellacqua
Casey Dellacqua in action on Centre Court during her second round loss to No.4 seed Agnieszka Radwanska; Getty Images
29 July, 2014

Australia's Casey Dellacqua has jumped two spots on the women's world tennis rankings to a career-high No.31, putting her in prime position for a US Open seeding.
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Rankings watch: Kyrgios surges to 66th
Nick Kyrgios celebrates during his second round win against 13 seed Richard Gasquet of France at Wimbledon; Getty Images
8 July, 2014

Nick Kyrgios has been rewarded for his stunning run at Wimbledon, surging 78 places to world No.66, and by far the highest-ranked teen in the game.
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Aussies in action: Wimbledon Day 7
Chris Guccione (L) and Lleyton Hewitt in action in the men's doubles event; Getty Images
30 June, 2014

With Nick Kyrgios' fourth round match against world No.1 Rafael Nadal scheduled for Tuesday, on Monday the Australian focus will be concentrated on the doubles events at the…
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Gallery: Aussies enjoy successful Wimbledon
Casey Dellacqua in action on Centre Court during her second round loss to No.4 seed Agnieszka Radwanska; Getty Images
30 June, 2014

It has been an extremely successful Wimbledon for the largest Aussie contingent since 1999, with many enjoying wins in singles and also thriving in doubles action.
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