- Born26 April 1987
- Birth PlaceBratislava, Slovakia
- LivesMelbourne, Victoria
- Height174 cm
- Pro Since2005
“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
- 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.
- Married Adam Wolfe in November 2015
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 Wolfe in the news
Wolfe reached the world top 40 in both singles and doubles, clinching the Australian Open Mixed Doubles title in 2013.
Arina Rodionova, Ash Barty and Jarmila Wolfe are all in the hunt for a wildcard into the US Open main draw when they contest this weekend's play-off in Florida.
Jarmila Wolfe, who revealed she has been playing with pain for a year, underwent shoulder surgery earlier this week.
Sam Stosur and Daria Gavrilova are seeded for the prestigious BNP Paribas Open, beginning this week at Indian Wells.