PLAYER PROFILE

Jarmila Wolfe

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WTA
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  • Age29
  • Born26 April 1987
  • Birth PlaceBratislava, Slovakia
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria
  • Height174 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Pro Since2005
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“I been playing with pain my shoulder for almost a year and (in the) last few weeks it's been getting worse and was struggling to play and train as much as I would like to.”

— Jarmila Wolfe, 22 Apr 2016

» Jarka goes under the knife

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.
  • Married Adam Wolfe in November 2015

Year-end singles ranking history

2015 102
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 Wolfe in the news

Jarka goes under the knife
Jarmila Gajdosova in action at Australian Open 2016; Getty Images
22 April, 2016

Jarmila Wolfe, who revealed she has been playing with pain for a year, underwent shoulder surgery earlier this week.
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Stosur, Gavrilova seeded at Indian Wells
Sam Stosur in action during her first-round victory over Jana Cepelova at the Brisbane International; Getty Images
8 March, 2016

Sam Stosur and Daria Gavrilova are seeded for the prestigious BNP Paribas Open, beginning this week at Indian Wells.
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Brilliant Hewitt secures victory for Australia
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6 January, 2016

Australia Gold has defeated the USA 2-0 at the Hopman Cup on Tuesday night after a vintage performance from Lleyton Hewitt.
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Serena retires, Australia Gold up 1-0
Jarmila Wolfe (R) consoles Serena Williams after the world No.1 was forced to withdraw from their Hopman Cup singles match; Getty Images
5 January, 2016

Serena Williams' continuing knee troubles have given Australia Gold - represented by Jarmila Wolfe and Lleyton Hewitt - a 1-0 lead over the USA at the Hopman Cup.
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