- Born26 April 1987
- Birth PlaceBratislava, Slovakia
- LivesMelbourne, Victoria
- Height174 cm
- Pro Since2005
“She’s a great player, has had a great career, she’s been much higher than I’ve ever been. It was a great match and I’m happy to be through.”
— Jarmila Gajdosova, 16 Sep 2014
» Gajdosova, Dellacqua score upset victories
- 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”.
- 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 Nottingham ITF, Vancouver ITF
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
2010 Burnie ITF
Jarmila Gajdosova in the news
Jarmila Gajdosova is in the running to win the WTA's Comeback Player of the Year Award after a stunning rise following her illness-marred 2013 season.
Sam Stosur has scored her first victory over fellow Australian Jarmila Gajdosova but in bittersweet circumstances as Gajdosova injured her ankle and was forced to withdraw.
UPDATE: Sam Stosur has kicked off her title defence at the Japan Women’s Open in style and will next meet in-form compatriot Jarmila Gajdosova.
Sam Stosur will return to the site of her most successful tournament this week at the WTA International event in Osaka, Japan.