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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“Obviously it's hard being sick for the past few days - I've been on antibiotics - so it's not really easy for me to be in the heat and I thought I played pretty decent when I had to.”

— Jarmila Gajdosova, 4 Mar 2015

» Jarka through, Casey out of Malaysian Open

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

Jarka through, Casey out of Malaysian Open
Jarmila Gajdosova in action during her first round victory at the WTA Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur; Getty Images
4 March, 2015

Australia's Jarmila Gajdosova fought through illness to eliminate her first-round opponent at the Malaysia Open, but countrywoman Casey Dellacqua fell to Taiwan's Hsieh…
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Dellacqua, Gajdosova seeded in Malaysia
Casey Dellacqua (R) and Jarmila Gajdosova will contest this week's WTA Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur; Getty Images
2 March, 2015

Aussie women Casey Dellacqua and Jarmila Gajdosova are among the seeds at this week's WTA Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur.
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Aussies aplenty in Doha, Acapulco
(L-R) Marinko Matosevic, Sam Stosur, Sam Groth, Casey Dellacqua and Bernard Tomic will fly the Aussie flag at events around the globe this week; Getty Images
23 February, 2015

Bernard Tomic, Sam Groth and Marinko Matosevic will feature in the ATP Acapulco action while Sam Stosur and Casey Dellacqua have headed to Doha, Qatar.
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Muguruza too strong for Gajdosova
 Jarmila Gajdosova of Australia plays a backhand in her quarter final match against Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic during day four of the 2015 Sydney International at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre on January 14, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)
17 February, 2015

Jarmila Gajdosova's run in Dubai has come to an end in three sets at the hands of Spaniard Garbine Muguruza.
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