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OZTENNIS
May 19th, 2008, 08:58 AM
Jarmila Gajdosova's season is gathering momentum as this week she is playing in the French Open qualifying event in Paris. This comes after a week of intensive training at the AIS Base in Sutton.

Hopefully Jarka has put in the had yards and is ready to lift her game to WTA level once more. She has a shot of qualifying for the main draw if she is fit, motivated and determined...and a kind draw would help :)

So good luck to Jarka :bounce:

Dani12
May 19th, 2008, 10:26 AM
Good luck over the next couple of weeks Jarka :D

Sammy 4 eva!!!
May 19th, 2008, 12:11 PM
Good luck Jarka :yeah:

scottsue
May 19th, 2008, 03:46 PM
Good to see that she is gaining support from the AIS too!

Harvs
May 19th, 2008, 10:44 PM
carn jarks:)

OZTENNIS
May 20th, 2008, 10:18 PM
French Open Qualifying

1st Round: versus Marta MARRERO (ESP)

TO BE PLAYED SECOND MATCH ON COURT 8, STARTING AT 9AM (5PM AUSTRALIAN TIME)

Sammy 4 eva!!!
May 20th, 2008, 10:20 PM
Good Luck Jarka :yeah:

Harvs
May 21st, 2008, 12:14 AM
id love a jarka VS alicia QR2 match:)

scottsue
May 21st, 2008, 06:29 AM
I am with Harvs! Bring it on!

smit101
May 21st, 2008, 06:45 AM
Good Luck Jarka, hopefully she can meet Alicia!

azza
May 21st, 2008, 10:27 AM
Gajdosova 6-2 6-0 :eek: :)

OZTENNIS
May 21st, 2008, 10:29 AM
:eek: :yeah: :woohoo: a very impressive performance from Jarka :yeah:
Looks like she will play Ondraskova in the second round...good luck :)

scottsue
May 21st, 2008, 11:09 AM
Good luck against the Aussie slayer!

Ben.
May 21st, 2008, 11:24 AM
Well done Jarka :yeah:
Now take down Ondraskova for revenge for Alicia :armed:

Dani12
May 21st, 2008, 11:41 AM
:D Jarmila. Soph and Jarka made me feel better about Alicia crapping!

Daniel.
May 21st, 2008, 11:43 PM
If you look at the photo of Jam in the GM pics thread, some dude said she was carrying "A LOT" of weight. I reckon she has lost HEEEEEAPS since i saw her in January. Go look at it.
Lookin' good

Keadz
May 22nd, 2008, 11:11 AM
Gadjasova just won her second round at qaullies 6-4 6-1 against Ondraskova.

Good job Jarmila

Sammy 4 eva!!!
May 22nd, 2008, 11:13 AM
Awesome work Jarka :yeah: One more match :armed: And yes she has lost alot of weight :hearts:

Dani12
May 22nd, 2008, 11:34 AM
Yeah Jarmila is looking fit as. Hopefully this is why the results are coming this week. Keep it up, good luck!

OZTENNIS
May 22nd, 2008, 11:40 AM
:eek: :yeah: :woohoo: :bounce: :worship: :cool: :banana: :angel: :rocker: :) ;) :hearts: :kiss:

AWESOME WIN
2/2 with the girls tonight so far...
Good luck in the final round of qualifying

scottsue
May 22nd, 2008, 11:57 AM
Impressive work there from Jarmila!

Ben.
May 22nd, 2008, 12:39 PM
Well done Jarka :yeah:

Harvs
May 22nd, 2008, 01:13 PM
great stuff jarka!:):)

u should beat jozami:)

PointBlank
May 22nd, 2008, 04:42 PM
lost weight and got engaged. ;)

Dani12
May 22nd, 2008, 11:13 PM
lost weight and got engaged. ;)

Sam and Jarka are engaged?

Daniel.
May 23rd, 2008, 01:56 AM
Thats awesome news if its true, congrats Jam!! However Jarmila Groth does sound horrid, lets hope she keeps Gajdosova, or Gajdosova-Groth at least.

On a tennis note, its so fantastic that she has pulled this form out of no where, would love to see her back in the top 100 after Wimbledon!

She also has changed to that ugly black Wilson racquet.

PointBlank
May 23rd, 2008, 04:12 AM
yes, im sure she is engaged, it happened on her trip back to australia after her indian wells tournament. theyre young, but i hope it will work for the best. :)

Ben.
May 23rd, 2008, 12:52 PM
Jarka defeated Jozami 7-6(6) 6-3 :bounce: :bounce:

Main draw here we come :armed:

Golovinjured.
May 23rd, 2008, 12:54 PM
:woohoo: I was wondering where it went on the scoreboard! Great effort, and hopefully its a good omen for Christina!

smit101
May 23rd, 2008, 01:49 PM
Great job by Jarka!! Hopefully she gets a good main draw and can win a match or two! :yeah:

Harvs
May 23rd, 2008, 01:50 PM
well done jarks:) great stuff!

wales1994
May 23rd, 2008, 09:06 PM
Maria Sharapova RUS (1)
v
Evgeniya Rodina RUS
Bethanie Mattek USA
v
Madison Brengle USA

Jarmila Gajdosova SVK
v
Olivia Sanchez FRA
Martina Muller GER
v
Karin Knapp ITA (32
The FO site says this is her draw :confused:

wales1994
May 23rd, 2008, 09:07 PM
winnable first 2 rounds give it your all Jarka

Ben.
May 23rd, 2008, 11:03 PM
winnable first 2 rounds give it your all Jarka

I agree, Knapp may provide her with a bit more resistance if they meet in the 2nd round. But its not impossible for Jarka :D

Harvs
May 23rd, 2008, 11:06 PM
Great draw!!!!!!!!!!!
Jarka could very well take on Maria in the 3rd if she continues to play well:)

smit101
May 23rd, 2008, 11:58 PM
Very kind draw for Jarka, hopefully she can make the 3rd round with this...Good Luck Jarka!

scottsue
May 24th, 2008, 02:16 AM
Great work there. Very exciting times after a very rough period.

scottsue
May 24th, 2008, 02:18 AM
Goodness me! What a strike of luck drwing Olivia Sanchez in the first round. I really hope that Jarka will make the most of this!

Daniel.
May 26th, 2008, 12:25 AM
I just looked at Olivia Sanchez's recults so far this year and some of them are ok but nothing really too impressive. A few of her decent wins have been Martina Muller, Youlia Fedossova, Carla Suarez-Navarro and yeah nothing really too much better than that.

Jarmila and Olivia are playing last match on Court 17. Jarmila is obviously in good condition and playing well, she would have alot of confidence from those 3 qualies wins, and i think the winner will be Jarmila is 2 sets.

scottsue
May 26th, 2008, 03:25 AM
I really hope you are right Daniel!

Sammy 4 eva!!!
May 26th, 2008, 11:45 AM
Lets go Jarka :armed:

wales1994
May 26th, 2008, 01:09 PM
GL Jarka

If she wins 1st round what ranking will she be??

PointBlank
May 26th, 2008, 03:09 PM
she will be 141 if she wins this round.

OZTENNIS
May 26th, 2008, 03:31 PM
That would be a nice boost in the rankings...
Hopefully she will deliver

OZTENNIS
May 27th, 2008, 01:48 PM
Jarka on at the moment...
Receiving at 5-2 30-30
Podme!

OZTENNIS
May 27th, 2008, 01:51 PM
Jarka now serving for the first set at 5-3...
Take it now

OZTENNIS
May 27th, 2008, 01:51 PM
0-15

OZTENNIS
May 27th, 2008, 01:51 PM
0-30

OZTENNIS
May 27th, 2008, 01:53 PM
:help: she just lost serve...now leads 5-4

OZTENNIS
May 27th, 2008, 01:54 PM
Sanchez serving 15-0

OZTENNIS
May 27th, 2008, 01:54 PM
15-15...carn Jarka

OZTENNIS
May 27th, 2008, 01:55 PM
30-30///

2 more points

OZTENNIS
May 27th, 2008, 01:55 PM
30-15

OZTENNIS
May 27th, 2008, 01:56 PM
30-30///

2 more points!

OZTENNIS
May 27th, 2008, 01:56 PM
:o 40-30

OZTENNIS
May 27th, 2008, 01:57 PM
5-5 now...
She certainly has had her chances in this set...

OZTENNIS
May 27th, 2008, 01:57 PM
15-0

OZTENNIS
May 27th, 2008, 01:58 PM
15-15

OZTENNIS
May 27th, 2008, 01:59 PM
30-15!

OZTENNIS
May 27th, 2008, 01:59 PM
30-30...crucial point here

OZTENNIS
May 27th, 2008, 02:00 PM
40-30 :bounce:

OZTENNIS
May 27th, 2008, 02:00 PM
:yeah: Jarka works her way out of a tight spot and now leads 6-5...

OZTENNIS
May 27th, 2008, 02:02 PM
30-15...

OZTENNIS
May 27th, 2008, 02:02 PM
30-15....

OZTENNIS
May 27th, 2008, 02:03 PM
Sanchez serving...15-0

OZTENNIS
May 27th, 2008, 02:03 PM
15-15...

OZTENNIS
May 27th, 2008, 02:03 PM
Game Sanchez...first set tiebreak

OZTENNIS
May 27th, 2008, 02:04 PM
0-1 :o

OZTENNIS
May 27th, 2008, 02:04 PM
0-2

OZTENNIS
May 27th, 2008, 02:05 PM
1-2...
Must hold these two points on serve

OZTENNIS
May 27th, 2008, 02:05 PM
:fiery: 2-3

OZTENNIS
May 27th, 2008, 02:06 PM
2-2...

OZTENNIS
May 27th, 2008, 02:06 PM
:fiery: 2-3!!!

OZTENNIS
May 27th, 2008, 02:07 PM
:help: 2-4

OZTENNIS
May 27th, 2008, 02:07 PM
2-6...

OZTENNIS
May 27th, 2008, 02:07 PM
Looks like this set is gone...2-5

OZTENNIS
May 27th, 2008, 02:08 PM
2-6....

OZTENNIS
May 27th, 2008, 02:08 PM
3-6

OZTENNIS
May 27th, 2008, 02:09 PM
4-6

OZTENNIS
May 27th, 2008, 02:10 PM
And there goes the first set 7-6(4)...
Pretty piss weak IMO, she should have won that considering she led 5-2 and was thrice 2 points away from winning the set.
Hopefully she can put it out of her mind and come back strong in the second

OZTENNIS
May 27th, 2008, 02:13 PM
Looking at the stats, Jarka definitely beat herself in that set...3 double faults and 25 unforced errors to her opponents 3 double faults and 9 unforced errors...

She really needs to clean up in that department.

ozfan44
May 27th, 2008, 02:36 PM
Definately a good thing for the rain delay IMO.....get off court and get her head sorted so she can come back out and win this match like we all know she should!!

scottsue
May 27th, 2008, 02:42 PM
Definately a good thing for the rain delay IMO.....get off court and get her head sorted so she can come back out and win this match like we all know she should!!

I agree with you ozfan44! Saved by the rain!

Harvs
May 27th, 2008, 05:54 PM
jarka is down 6-7(4) 3-5... was down 0-5 and has just saved 2 match points!

now got a BP... CARN JARKS:)

Harvs
May 27th, 2008, 05:56 PM
she broke and held.... 5-5!!!

AMAZING COME BACK!!!:):):)

Harvs
May 27th, 2008, 06:02 PM
5-6 serving.... 0-30:(

Harvs
May 27th, 2008, 06:02 PM
30/30:):):)

Harvs
May 27th, 2008, 06:03 PM
15-30:)

Harvs
May 27th, 2008, 06:04 PM
30/40... Mp Aagh

Harvs
May 27th, 2008, 06:06 PM
saved 2 mps that game:) another tiebreakkkkkkkk

Harvs
May 27th, 2008, 06:07 PM
2-1:)

Harvs
May 27th, 2008, 06:07 PM
2-3..

Harvs
May 27th, 2008, 06:08 PM
3-3 at the change:)

Harvs
May 27th, 2008, 06:10 PM
3-4:( agh

Harvs
May 27th, 2008, 06:10 PM
4-5..

Harvs
May 27th, 2008, 06:11 PM
Mp 5-6... Noooo

Harvs
May 27th, 2008, 06:11 PM
6-6 saved another mp:):)

Harvs
May 27th, 2008, 06:13 PM
6-7... Mp:( Agh

Harvs
May 27th, 2008, 06:13 PM
Set Point 8-7:)

Harvs
May 27th, 2008, 06:13 PM
saved another one... 7-7:)

Harvs
May 27th, 2008, 06:14 PM
8-8:( had a SP

Harvs
May 27th, 2008, 06:15 PM
agh my comp is freezing... had a SP now lost it... MP:( 8-9

Harvs
May 27th, 2008, 06:16 PM
my comp freezes at the worst times...


she lost 6-7(4) 6-7(8)

very disappointing:(

had the huge lead in the first set and should of won it.

good comeback, just not enough in the end.

Should have won this match:(

Golovinjured.
May 27th, 2008, 09:34 PM
Jarka :(

Up 5-2 in the first set! What the hell happenened? :help: :help: Definately should have won this match. She did good to qualify anyway..

OZTENNIS
May 28th, 2008, 04:24 AM
Very disappointed with this one...

Oh well, good luck on the grass

Ben.
May 28th, 2008, 04:30 AM
A 5-2 lead, should of taken her chances. but now she must look forward to the grass season. I didn't even expect her to qualify in the first place so she's done well from my perspective.

OZTENNIS
May 28th, 2008, 04:34 AM
^^^^
Yes, that's true...she did very well to qualify, and in hindsight, must be playing a lot better than at the South Korean 25k's

slamman
May 28th, 2008, 08:59 AM
Jarka played Sanchez 2 years ago in the Final of the $50k in Vittel and beat her very comfortably 6-4 6-0 !!! the fact is and with no disrespect to Sanchez , Jarka is on another level completely as a player to this level of opponent and should beat her ...my point is this was a great 1st rd draw in Paris for her and a huge opportunity for her and the reality is it is a match she should win. To me this shows up that she is still some way away from where she needs to be with her tennis ...she lost the 1st set yest from 5-2 up then went 5-0 down against an opponent that for Jarka should be a fairly routine match ...her game should not break down that quickly ( look at the unforced errors yest ) The fact is the Jarka of 2006 would never have lost that type of match yest even playing at her 50% and thats the reality.

In the qualies she did well of course to quali that is a great effort but it should also be put in the right perspective that 2 of the 3 girls she beat are not even ranked inside the top 200 !!! also in her last tournaments in Korea also she often struggled against players ranked outside 200 and for a player of her huge ability thats not right.

The fact is Sanchez is ranked just outside 100 ...thats her level 100-150 but Jarka,s talent and skill level is top 20 and thats where she belongs. But for Jarka to get back to where she was and where she heading at the end of 2006 certain critical changes must happen. Firstly she needs a world class coach working ONLY with her 1 on 1 because right now and for the last 8 months she has been "floating" ! a group situation or within a team program is not going to work for her as an individual ...you don,t see Ivanovic, Jankovic, Sharapova sharing these players are on a different level talent wise as is Jarka , she is a different talent than 99% of the others and needs special and total attention . That is what she was always use to a private high quality setup with a great support team with 100% the focus only on her 24/7. This is what got the best out of and when she seriously flourished and looked a top 10 player . She needs continuity with a coach not chopping and changing. She needs very good direction and guidence and discipline on a daily basis to "polish" her skills and to be able to get the very best out of her this is the ONLY way.

Jarka is still only 21 and can get back but as I say certain key changes must happen and fast ...but this should not be about if she can get back to the top 100 where she was already at 18 years old 2 years ago ...Yes she can but even if she does its a long way from where her true potential lays ...this is about her window of opportunity to still become a top 20-10 player but that window is not open forever but she needs to be the one to make the changes nesessary to make this happen, lets hope she does she is to great a talent to be missing great opportunities like yesterday !

OZTENNIS
May 29th, 2008, 12:00 AM
I agree with a lot of what you say^^^

OZTENNIS
May 29th, 2008, 12:02 AM
From TA:



Tennis player Jarmila Gajdosova today asked for understanding in her native Slovakia and adopted home of Australia over her bid to change nationality.

The 21-year-old qualifier bowed out in the first round of the French Open, losing to local wildcard entrant Olivia Sanchez as rain made a mess of the schedule for a second day.

Despite being granted permanent residency and training at the Australian Institute of Sport [AIS], Gajdosova is still considered Slovak by tennis authorities as she awaits citizenship.

So, while she plays with SVK next to her name at Roland Garros, she says she still feels as though she is representing Australia on the court.

"I do live in Australia and I train there and all my friends are there as well and all the coaches," Gajdosova said.

"I was born in Slovakia and my parents are still there, so I can't say I'm not Slovakian.

"But I play for Australia, I like it there and I'll be living there, so I have to say I'm Australian as well."

The logic is not easily understood by detractors in both countries.

Some feel she has turned her back on her homeland, while the move has raised questions over the allocation of training resources to home-grown prospects in Australia.

"It's hard for people to understand why or where did it come from and understand why I'm doing that, so for sure I get it from both sides," Gajdosova said.

"Hopefully in time they will understand why and they will see the reason, that it's not really about trying to say that I don't like Slovakia or I don't want to be there, but it's just really good for my tennis and I just love the country [Australia], so that's as simple as it is.

"I've got good support from the AIS and everyone so it's good help for me for my tennis."

Anastasia Rodionova is in a similar situation this week in Paris, being listed as Russian in the draw even though she has permanent residency in Australia.

Gajdosova moved to Sydney at the age of 16 when she was working with Australian coach Simon Walsh.

"I enjoyed being there and I fell in love with the place," she said.

So much so that while her brother has visited her in Australia, she has not been back to see her parents.

"I always make sure they see pictures," Gajdosova said.

"My brother has seen where I live and where I train and he lets them know it's all ok. They're happy for me.

"Hopefully I can bring them to Australian and they can see with their own eyes how good it is."

She now splits her time between Melbourne and Canberra.

Since September 2006, Gajdosova has seen her ranking slip from a career-high 64 to 195 after a prolonged battle with injury and illness.

Today's performance was an erratic one from Gajdosova, who blew a 3-0 lead in the first set and fought back from 5-0 down in the second before the 114th-ranked Sanchez prevailed.

"Hopefully it's going to be the turnaround in the year so I can get back where I was," she said.

The match had been postponed the previous day, delayed by three hours today and was interrupted for another three hours.

Only 13 of the 72 matches scheduled today were completed and 16 were suspended part-way through.

Daniel.
Jun 30th, 2008, 01:16 AM
Well i dunno why... but instead of doing the sensible thing and going to USA preparing for a big hardcourt season, Jarmila is back on the clay in $100k Cuneo. She is top seed in qualifying, unlucky not to make MD.

QR1: Gajdosova d. Frederica Di Sarra ITA (wc) 5/7 6/2 2/4 ret.

For her opponent to retire while 2 games away from winning suggests to me that she probably rolled an ankle bad or something like that. Hopefully she is ok, but lucky for Jarmila because that would have been a terrible terrible loss. Anyway she now plays Valentina Sassi, who Dokic beat last week in 3 tight sets. Sassi just won 6/0 6/0. So I wouldnt be surprised if Jarmila loses this one.

scottsue
Jun 30th, 2008, 02:59 AM
I agree Daniel! I think she head to the USA as well. My goodness she was lucky to get through that match. She will need to lift in order to beat Sassi.

Money Penny
Jun 30th, 2008, 04:11 AM
From TA:



Tennis player Jarmila Gajdosova today asked for understanding in her native Slovakia and adopted home of Australia over her bid to change nationality.

The 21-year-old qualifier bowed out in the first round of the French Open, losing to local wildcard entrant Olivia Sanchez as rain made a mess of the schedule for a second day.

Despite being granted permanent residency and training at the Australian Institute of Sport [AIS], Gajdosova is still considered Slovak by tennis authorities as she awaits citizenship.

So, while she plays with SVK next to her name at Roland Garros, she says she still feels as though she is representing Australia on the court.

"I do live in Australia and I train there and all my friends are there as well and all the coaches," Gajdosova said.

"I was born in Slovakia and my parents are still there, so I can't say I'm not Slovakian.

"But I play for Australia, I like it there and I'll be living there, so I have to say I'm Australian as well."

The logic is not easily understood by detractors in both countries.

Some feel she has turned her back on her homeland, while the move has raised questions over the allocation of training resources to home-grown prospects in Australia.

"It's hard for people to understand why or where did it come from and understand why I'm doing that, so for sure I get it from both sides," Gajdosova said.

"Hopefully in time they will understand why and they will see the reason, that it's not really about trying to say that I don't like Slovakia or I don't want to be there, but it's just really good for my tennis and I just love the country [Australia], so that's as simple as it is.

"I've got good support from the AIS and everyone so it's good help for me for my tennis."

Anastasia Rodionova is in a similar situation this week in Paris, being listed as Russian in the draw even though she has permanent residency in Australia.

Gajdosova moved to Sydney at the age of 16 when she was working with Australian coach Simon Walsh.

"I enjoyed being there and I fell in love with the place," she said.

So much so that while her brother has visited her in Australia, she has not been back to see her parents.

"I always make sure they see pictures," Gajdosova said.

"My brother has seen where I live and where I train and he lets them know it's all ok. They're happy for me.

"Hopefully I can bring them to Australian and they can see with their own eyes how good it is."

She now splits her time between Melbourne and Canberra.

Since September 2006, Gajdosova has seen her ranking slip from a career-high 64 to 195 after a prolonged battle with injury and illness.

Today's performance was an erratic one from Gajdosova, who blew a 3-0 lead in the first set and fought back from 5-0 down in the second before the 114th-ranked Sanchez prevailed.

"Hopefully it's going to be the turnaround in the year so I can get back where I was," she said.

The match had been postponed the previous day, delayed by three hours today and was interrupted for another three hours.

Only 13 of the 72 matches scheduled today were completed and 16 were suspended part-way through. Im sorry, but in my opinion jarka is not australian. she is just another one of those players milking the system for what its worth! TA and the public are hard up for players on both the men and womens side. jarka is a player who was at the right place at the right time. Pratt was on the way out, Alicia and Sam were both injured and Casey hadn't fully cracked it yet. TA were desperate to save womens tennis in australia 12 months ago.
So australian players who train and live abroard (pratt, stubs, stosur, adamczak, hanley,ect) does that make them english, american ect? No it does not!!! so how does it make jarka australian?

OZTENNIS
Jun 30th, 2008, 07:33 AM
Because she has applied for citizenship, she is a permanent resident of Australia, she is a member of the AIS, has an Australian boyfriend, has stated she wants to play Fed Cup for Australia and has represented Australia at the Australian Open and Wimbledon.
None of the Aussies living overseas have done this where they live so go figure

Money Penny
Jun 30th, 2008, 09:04 AM
Because she has applied for citizenship, she is a permanent resident of Australia, she is a member of the AIS, has an Australian boyfriend, has stated she wants to play Fed Cup for Australia and has represented Australia at the Australian Open and Wimbledon.
None of the Aussies living overseas have done this where they live so go figure

Go figure what?
You are not australian unless you have citizenship!!!! no if's, no but's!!! she just got her residency and should not be aloud to be in the AIS program unless she's a full australian.Being in the program means she is getting funding and assistance from the government. She has taken away a place of an australian who was born and raised in australia. the truth is that if australia wasn't in trouble on both the men and womens side she would not be in the picture.Also she may have stated that she wants to play for australia, but untill she is a full citizen this won't happen!!! And she did not play under australia at wimbledon, it was slovakia!!! and tried to play under australia, at the open but was soon shut down soon after!

OZTENNIS
Jun 30th, 2008, 09:38 PM
Um, look at the draws at Wimbledon, they have 'AUS' next to her name :weirdo:

Money Penny
Jun 30th, 2008, 11:30 PM
Um, look at the draws at Wimbledon, they have 'AUS' next to her name :weirdo:

You are right oztennis, she did play with it at wimbledon! i do apoligigise.
But my opinion is, and this is my opinion only, jarmila is milking the system for all its worth. Ta are in trouble on both side of the game, men and women. and im sure she is well aware of this! Im sure that if she wasn't getting wildcards from australia and free money and assistance from the AIS, she wouldn't be here. Rodionova is on the same boat, but you do not see her trying to milk the system. Im sure i read a while back that she has a property in melbourne, not just some ramdom address.
I believe that there are australian girls out there that are not getting the help and assistance they deserve. I really wonder how they feel about this when they see jamila getting it over them.

OZTENNIS
Jun 30th, 2008, 11:37 PM
Yes, I see your point and agree with it to some extent.
I am not sure if Gajdosova owns a property or not (like Rodionova) and I do believe it unfair that she is a member of the AIS when she hasn't even been properly recognised as an Aussie.

OZTENNIS
Jun 30th, 2008, 11:38 PM
BTW, Gajdosova def. Sassi 7-6 6-3 in the 100k in Italy :)

She did better against Sassi than Dokic :eek: :yeah:

Daniel.
Jul 1st, 2008, 12:02 AM
I am with OZTENNIS on the Gajdosova debate.
And i think the fact that Australia is suffering in the mens and womens is totally irrelevant. This was Gajdosova's decision and she wouldnt have even taken that into consideration. She wants to play for Australia, shes made that clear, everyone is doing everything they can to make that come true for her. No milking... nothing like that... Shes a top chick and she wants to represent Australia because she sees that as her country.

Yay she won! I thought she would lose! :)

Money Penny
Jul 1st, 2008, 01:02 AM
I am with OZTENNIS on the Gajdosova debate.
And i think the fact that Australia is suffering in the mens and womens is totally irrelevant. This was Gajdosova's decision and she wouldnt have even taken that into consideration. She wants to play for Australia, shes made that clear, everyone is doing everything they can to make that come true for her. No milking... nothing like that... Shes a top chick and she wants to represent Australia because she sees that as her country.

Yay she won! I thought she would lose! :)

Daniel,
not sure if you are aware how australian immigration works,its very difficult to get into australia, its all about politics! TA would have had to play a big part in trying to get her over here.If she was just Jamila Gajdosova, not Jamila Gajdosova the tennis player, she would have had almost no chance of getting over here. She may be a top chick, which is probably true. By being a resident, does that make you elligible to play for a country? I'm not sure but i really don't think so! My quetion is, would Jamila be so for austalia if she wasn't getting anything from TA/AIS? Again, i really don't think so. but this is my opinion

I wish her the best with her tennis, but feel TA owe it to Australian players well before her!

scottsue
Jul 1st, 2008, 03:35 AM
That is a great win over Sassi! Keep up the good form. I always think with Jarks the more matches the better.

FanHochZwei
Jul 1st, 2008, 03:10 PM
Qualif. final: Jorgelina Cravero (5-ARG) d. Gajdosova 6:3, 7:6(3)

http://www.internationalcountryclub.com/upload/foto_grandi/fg_147.JPG

Jarka in Cuneo, against Cravero (Original italian annotation: "...contro una Gajdosova ormai demotivata")

http://www.internationalcountryclub.com/upload/foto_grandi/fg_47.JPG

Jarka in Cuneo, against Di Sarra.

http://www.internationalcountryclub.com/upload/foto_grandi/fg_113.jpg

Jarka in Cuneo, against Sassi.

slamman
Jul 1st, 2008, 08:01 PM
I have to say the schedule for Jarka makes really no sense and who really is responsible for making that :confused: It is not helping her to maximise the best opportunities and possibilities with her game and ability and is in fact is hurting the potential progress she can make in getting back to where she can be.

She is part of the AIS so surely they must take responsibility and whoever there is deciding her schedule really is so far off the mark. She is just not being guided the right way and these decisions are not helping her , how can it be ignored ? Its like in March when after a 2 month period out of tournaments her 1st tournament back into action the AIS sent her to was the tier 1in Indian Wells one of the strongest tournaments in the world where she lost 1st rd of Q. How in the world was that ever in her best interest :confused:

They sent her all the way there when there were 2 x $25k challengers in Australia on at the same time she could have played. There is no logic to that at all and it does not take a genius to realise how poor a decision that was :confused: The challengers were a smart opportunity to build confidence and a much better chance to get a lot of matches and really start building back up.

Now after the grass season the question is why is she back on the clay and playing qualies when she could be on the hardcourts in the US playing main draws of the $50k challengers ? right now its about looking smart at where best she can capitalise . With her ranking she would have been main draw in Allentown in the US this week at the $50k challenger! but for whatever reason instead the AIS sent her to play qualies of a $100+k tournament having to grind her heart out for so little reward ? go figure that one ? If someone can honestly explain how that is a better choice and in her best interest I would love to hear it :confused:

To make something there in the qualies of that clay challenger of any real substance she would have to win at least 5 matches which is a very tough act just to make it to the 2nd rd of the MD .For qualifying at that tournament and having to grind through 3 matches the grand reward is 3 POINTS , its crazy 3 points for that effort required it makes no sense !

Compare that to just winning one match MD at a $50k she would get at least 5 points. If you win 3 matches MD at a $50k its 16 points how can you compare that to 3 points for winning 3 in qualies ? and the level is not much different . Plus for Jarka playing on hardcourts her serve which is her main weapon is a bigger advantage on that surface and her fast explosive game. The points are also much shorter so also importantly there is much less wear & tear on her body .

For me it is a no-brainer ,it really makes no sense why they would decide to have Jarka go on clay and have to grind at this time when the US has so many good hardcourt challenger events and she can really build up.

Its another very clear example of the poor direction she is getting and it really annoys me because I know where she can be.Its tough enough out there to do well with so many good girls ,so why make things harder through poor decision making. Jarka is an amazing talent :) but with the decisions that are being made she is being handicapped. Without the right guidence and direction no matter how much talent you have it is very very tough.

I hope Jarka herself can really see this and realise this is not helping her and take charge. She is obviously giving everything and I hate to see her being shortchanged because of things that should not hold her back . She needs very good guidence ,and thats right now what I believe is really missing .In my opinion she needs to look outside for this because she is not getting it in that present enviroment, thats just the hard facts and i really hope she might read this and make her think more about this, if it helps I will be very happy:) I only want the best for her to see her where she really belongs and I know can be ,she is an incredible talent :worship::D:)

Money Penny
Jul 1st, 2008, 11:20 PM
I have to say the schedule for Jarka makes really no sense and who really is responsible for making that :confused: It is not helping her to maximise the best opportunities and possibilities with her game and ability and is in fact is hurting the potential progress she can make in getting back to where she can be.

She is part of the AIS so surely they must take responsibility and whoever there is deciding her schedule really is so far off the mark. She is just not being guided the right way and these decisions are not helping her , how can it be ignored ? Its like in March when after a 2 month period out of tournaments her 1st tournament back into action the AIS sent her to was the tier 1in Indian Wells one of the strongest tournaments in the world where she lost 1st rd of Q. How in the world was that ever in her best interest :confused:

They sent her all the way there when there were 2 x $25k challengers in Australia on at the same time she could have played. There is no logic to that at all and it does not take a genius to realise how poor a decision that was :confused: The challengers were a smart opportunity to build confidence and a much better chance to get a lot of matches and really start building back up.

Now after the grass season the question is why is she back on the clay and playing qualies when she could be on the hardcourts in the US playing main draws of the $50k challengers ? right now its about looking smart at where best she can capitalise . With her ranking she would have been main draw in Allentown in the US this week at the $50k challenger! but for whatever reason instead the AIS sent her to play qualies of a $100+k tournament having to grind her heart out for so little reward ? go figure that one ? If someone can honestly explain how that is a better choice and in her best interest I would love to hear it :confused:

To make something there in the qualies of that clay challenger of any real substance she would have to win at least 5 matches which is a very tough act just to make it to the 2nd rd of the MD .For qualifying at that tournament and having to grind through 3 matches the grand reward is 3 POINTS , its crazy 3 points for that effort required it makes no sense !

Compare that to just winning one match MD at a $50k she would get at least 5 points. If you win 3 matches MD at a $50k its 16 points how can you compare that to 3 points for winning 3 in qualies ? and the level is not much different . Plus for Jarka playing on hardcourts her serve which is her main weapon is a bigger advantage on that surface and her fast explosive game. The points are also much shorter so also importantly there is much less wear & tear on her body .

For me it is a no-brainer ,it really makes no sense why they would decide to have Jarka go on clay and have to grind at this time when the US has so many good hardcourt challenger events and she can really build up.

Its another very clear example of the poor direction she is getting and it really annoys me because I know where she can be.Its tough enough out there to do well with so many good girls ,so why make things harder through poor decision making. Jarka is an amazing talent :) but with the decisions that are being made she is being handicapped. Without the right guidence and direction no matter how much talent you have it is very very tough.

I hope Jarka herself can really see this and realise this is not helping her and take charge. She is obviously giving everything and I hate to see her being shortchanged because of things that should not hold her back . She needs very good guidence ,and thats right now what I believe is really missing .In my opinion she needs to look outside for this because she is not getting it in that present enviroment, thats just the hard facts and i really hope she might read this and make her think more about this, if it helps I will be very happy:) I only want the best for her to see her where she really belongs and I know can be ,she is an incredible talent :worship::D:)

slamman,
You seem to know so much about jamila, her game and what is going on with her! Why don't you coach her.lol! Jamila and the AIS was a topic yesterday that was brought up! What is she doing in the program when there are other australians who aren't, and are missing out!

Harvs
Jul 4th, 2008, 07:43 PM
Jarka is the 4th seed in Palermo qualies...

she takes on the only other Aussie in the qualies draw in 1st round... Alison Bai!

GL JARKA:)

OZTENNIS
Jul 4th, 2008, 10:14 PM
Grrrr, why does she have to play Ally Bai :mad:

Daniel.
Jul 5th, 2008, 01:13 AM
I'm going to have to go for Gajdosova. Simply because it would be the worst loss so far to see her fall here.

louloubelle
Jul 5th, 2008, 09:19 AM
You are right oztennis, she did play with it at wimbledon! i do apoligigise.
But my opinion is, and this is my opinion only, jarmila is milking the system for all its worth. Ta are in trouble on both side of the game, men and women. and im sure she is well aware of this! Im sure that if she wasn't getting wildcards from australia and free money and assistance from the AIS, she wouldn't be here. Rodionova is on the same boat, but you do not see her trying to milk the system. Im sure i read a while back that she has a property in melbourne, not just some ramdom address.
I believe that there are australian girls out there that are not getting the help and assistance they deserve. I really wonder how they feel about this when they see jamila getting it over them.
Welcome to Tennis Australia - these are the decisions they make to take short-cuts to success. Unfortunately we've yet to find the proper system to develop success in the game and therefore talented o/s players willing to play for us will be welcomed wholeheartedly. Again it will be interesting how they handle Dokic in a few months when it comes close to the Aussie summer and she needs a w/c for the main draw considering her petulant behavior when she didn't get one last time (considering weeks before the AO she said that she didn't expect any handouts from TA).
However you make Jarka out to be some kind of evil shark who's been deceitful in underhandedly taking government funds! Im sure its not like this, but her opinion would be 'hey they're offering it, why not take it!!!).
Having worked in an industry that receives funds from government - its all about value for their dollar and how you show accountability. They won't fund players slaving their guts out on the tour for 5 years. Apart from the best juniors and WTA fringe players, they won't go near anything else. It isn't neccessarily the case the Jarka's money and assistance would go to someone else - often if their criteria isn't met they won't give the funds out.

azza
Jul 5th, 2008, 11:59 AM
Yay She faces an aussie junior in Q1 shud smash her nice warm up Q1 :)

FanHochZwei
Jul 5th, 2008, 09:14 PM
Quali - 1st round: (4) Jarmila Gajdosova d. Alison Bai (AUS) 6:1, 6:1

In the 2nd round Jarka will meet Marangela Avolo from Italy.

OZTENNIS
Jul 5th, 2008, 09:59 PM
:rolleyes: Alison :spit:
But great work Jarka :cool:

Harvs
Jul 6th, 2008, 05:32 PM
yay:)

FanHochZwei
Jul 7th, 2008, 06:03 PM
Qualifying
1st round: (4) Jarmila Gajdosova d. Alison Bai (AUS) 6:1, 6:1
2nd round: (4) Gajdosova d. Marangela Avolo (ITA) 6:0, 6:1
final: (4) Gajdosova d. (6) Jorgelina Cravero (ARG) 7:5, 7:5

Singles
1st round: Nuria Llagostera Vives (ESP) d. Gajdosova 6:0, 6:3

Doubles

1st round: (3) Errani/Llagostera Vives (ITA/ESP) d. Anderson/Gajdosova (RSA/AUS) 7:6(5), 3:6, 13:11

Golovinjured.
Jul 7th, 2008, 10:09 PM
:banana:

Go Jarka! Win a few rounds in the MD!

OZTENNIS
Jul 7th, 2008, 11:28 PM
Nice work Jarmila :)
She only lost to Cravero last week in qualifying for the 100k, so a good job to qualify :yeah:

Harvs
Jul 8th, 2008, 03:12 AM
well done:):)

FanHochZwei
Jul 8th, 2008, 09:57 PM
Jarka lost in 1st round doubles (result in post #134). In 1st round singles she will meet Nuria Llagostera Vives.

scottsue
Jul 9th, 2008, 02:45 AM
Good luck to Jarka for a first up win here.

FanHochZwei
Jul 9th, 2008, 04:25 PM
Jarka lost in 1st round singles 0:6, 3:6 to Nuria Llagostera Vives.

OZTENNIS
Jul 9th, 2008, 10:00 PM
:mad:
That's a bad loss because it is so one sided :sad:
Oh well, good luck at your next tournament Jarka

Daniel.
Jul 9th, 2008, 11:39 PM
Qualifies then bombs out in the first round... sounds familiar. She has got ALONG way til she gets back into top 100. Shes not showing any signs of consistency or form to break through, its going to take along time. She'll be doing well to be in top 180 by end of year.

Harvs
Jul 10th, 2008, 01:46 AM
thats shithouse... shes out of the top 200... its ridiculous... she should be winning these matches

scottsue
Jul 10th, 2008, 05:47 AM
Terrible scoreline!

slamman
Jul 10th, 2008, 04:40 PM
You guys are right. Jarka needs to be taking these main draw opportunities and now really winning these kind of matches. She is struggling against any players 150 upwards thats a fact and rarely stepping up and winning against players ranked higher than that . when was the last time Jarka beat a player ranked inside 100 ? with her talent and skills and what she is capable of she is underachieving greatly, this is not criticism just stating facts because this girl is way too good to be where she is right now , this is a girl with the same talent and potential as her top 20 peers like a Radwanska, Safina, Jankovic etc..

she is not making the progress she should be and there is not something right . how she is being guided is a big question mark ?I said before to start with her schedule is not helping her thats clear to see. Its just not smart, she has played 7 matches on the clay in the last 2 weeks grinding in qualies in Cuneo and Palermo for the grand total of 9 points ! instead she should be playing the $50k tourns on hard in the US where her game is really suited, just 2 rds at at a $50k and the same points on offer as she has got from 7 matches on the clay. Its being smart where she can best capitalise and do well with her game and really start to build her ranking. I think playing these clay tourns was a real mistake.

There is clearly a lack of "right" direction. jarka has also been in that ais program since end of last year ranked in the 130,s and is now outside 200 at 205 this week ! and these are facts- Jarka has played 14 tournaments so far this year a combination of challengers, wta tourns and the 3 grand slams. From these 14 tourns she has only 1 time been further than the 2nd rd of main draw of any tournament ( the lone $25k she won in Korea ) this is a statistic that should not be ignored !

I do not see anything can change with her situation unless there is a real change from her,who is coaching her and guiding her ? that is critical if she is to get back to where she was before and where she should be. She needs to see where she is and where she wants to be and make the right decisions.

bigserve
Jul 10th, 2008, 05:32 PM
slamman

who are you? you know so much about jarka, do you know her personally? i'm intrigued how you know so much about her and what she is doing? maybe previously you have coached her?;)

Mr.Kardashian
Jul 11th, 2008, 11:09 AM
You guys are right. Jarka needs to be taking these main draw opportunities and now really winning these kind of matches. She is struggling against any players 150 upwards thats a fact and rarely stepping up and winning against players ranked higher than that . when was the last time Jarka beat a player ranked inside 100 ? with her talent and skills and what she is capable of she is underachieving greatly, this is not criticism just stating facts because this girl is way too good to be where she is right now , this is a girl with the same talent and potential as her top 20 peers like a Radwanska, Safina, Jankovic etc..

she is not making the progress she should be and there is not something right . how she is being guided is a big question mark ?I said before to start with her schedule is not helping her thats clear to see. Its just not smart, she has played 7 matches on the clay in the last 2 weeks grinding in qualies in Cuneo and Palermo for the grand total of 9 points ! instead she should be playing the $50k tourns on hard in the US where her game is really suited, just 2 rds at at a $50k and the same points on offer as she has got from 7 matches on the clay. Its being smart where she can best capitalise and do well with her game and really start to build her ranking. I think playing these clay tourns was a real mistake.

There is clearly a lack of "right" direction. jarka has also been in that ais program since end of last year ranked in the 130,s and is now outside 200 at 205 this week ! and these are facts- Jarka has played 14 tournaments so far this year a combination of challengers, wta tourns and the 3 grand slams. From these 14 tourns she has only 1 time been further than the 2nd rd of main draw of any tournament ( the lone $25k she won in Korea ) this is a statistic that should not be ignored !

I do not see anything can change with her situation unless there is a real change from her,who is coaching her and guiding her ? that is critical if she is to get back to where she was before and where she should be. She needs to see where she is and where she wants to be and make the right decisions.

who are you? welcome to wtaworld :)

i hope jarka can find some form, she has a lot of potential.

slamman
Jul 11th, 2008, 01:47 PM
bigserve hi, about your questions you asked. no i do not know Jarka personally well but I have a few very good friends and contacts in Australia and Europe who do know her very very well so any information i know is accurate and on the money :)

slamman
Jul 11th, 2008, 01:58 PM
aussie_fan311 thanks for your welcome :)and agree lets really hope Jarka starts playing to her real potential, she is a great talent and that is without a doubt but she is not delivering the way she should be . like i said in my other comments its pretty clear to many people who follow her that she needs to change a few things if there is to be a serious upward change in her progress and performance, all the talent in the world without the right direction and help means little .lets hope she does because she could be so good :D

Money Penny
Jul 14th, 2008, 02:41 AM
slamman

who are you? you know so much about jarka, do you know her personally? i'm intrigued how you know so much about her and what she is doing? maybe previously you have coached her?;)

Slamman, i think you are her coach or maybe the australian guy who previously coached her. you are way more than just a fan or a fellow blogger! Also i think your english is too good to be her brother! i think you do know her personally and your just saying you don't!

Keadz
Jul 14th, 2008, 04:04 AM
Slamman, Money Penny....are you the same person?

Money Penny
Jul 14th, 2008, 07:30 AM
Slamman, Money Penny....are you the same person?

Unfortunately Mr or Miss Keadz, we are not the same person! Really sorry to disappoint you

slamman
Jul 14th, 2008, 09:03 AM
$50K Contrexeville France - Jarka plays Teodora Mircic of Serbia today 3rd match after 11.00am and NB 15.00

This is a good draw for her through at least to the QF , Jarka she needs to take advantage and capitalise on it !

scottsue
Jul 14th, 2008, 11:37 PM
Good luck to Jarmilla a great chance here for a first round win.

Daniel.
Jul 14th, 2008, 11:47 PM
Now heres something else to stress about:

R1: Teodora Mircic SRB d. Jarmila Gajdosova AUS (6) 7/6(6) 3/1 ret.

She has also withdrawn from the doubles with Jess Moore, didn't even wait until tomorrow to see how she was. One would assume it is something bad.

OZTENNIS
Jul 15th, 2008, 12:11 AM
Well what's new, her whole season has been interupted by injuries :sad:
Let's hope she's right for the US Open

Harvs
Jul 15th, 2008, 11:34 AM
god.

scottsue
Jul 16th, 2008, 01:04 AM
What a winnable match too!

slamman
Jul 16th, 2008, 08:25 PM
Yes another great missed opportunity for her and her situation continues to go from worst to worst !

There is no way a player of her ability and talent should be continually struggling like this and against these level of players. That girl Mirmic is a 250-300 player, in Cuneo she lost to Cravero and 200+ player.

Sorry I do not buy this is all about injurys and bad luck ! Jarka has played 15 tournaments this season and only 1 time managed to go further than the 2nd rd of a main draw ! This is not right and as I say this is a lot more than just injury issues.This is about poor decision making and choices and a serious lack of the "right" guidence.

We are talking about a girl who less than 2 years ago was one of the hottest young players in the top 100 at just 18. This is a girl who was top 10 material on par with Ivanovic,Jankovic,Safina, etc and now struggles to beat players ranked 200+ in the world !

In the last year since being in that TA/AIS program she has gone backwards that's a fact NOT an opinion.Until Jarka wakes up and realises what she needs to do little will change.There are 3 major things she needs to do if she seriously wants to start turning her career around and get back to where she was !

Time is going for her, top 100 again yes "maybe" but that is still no easy road guarrenteed . But what about that chance to still possibly become a top player which is where she was once heading and her talent deserves to be ! To be a top 20 a serious top tournament contender that window is closing fast ! She has the talent but is lost ! She needs to recognise what got her on the track she once was and playing the tennis she did that made her standout from the other 90% of women on the tour !

Will she realise what needs to be done ? Will she have the maturity and determination and single mindness needed with her career to be able to see and make the right decisions and do what is nesessary ?

OZTENNIS
Jul 16th, 2008, 10:22 PM
^^^^
Maybe she is just not dedicated enough. You can't blame TA or the AIS for all her scheduling. If she was good enough, she would be beating these girls easily. We all know that she is top 50 material, but maybe she just doesn't have the motivation to get there? She is engaged. She is awaiting Australia citizenship. She offically lives in Melbourne...maybe she hasn't given tennis her full attention this year :shrug:

slamman
Jul 17th, 2008, 01:46 AM
OZTENNIS ...what you said I have to say is possibly very true and you made a great point about Jarka,s situation.

She is also very much responsible for her present situation , this is little about TA/AIS ...she has to be responsible for her decisions and where her career is? Just how motivated and badly does she really want it ? OZ TENNIS you mentioned her engagement ! Yes its a head spinner when you look at her situation ...she is 200+ not yet a full aussie and relying on TA to support her ! Yet she is jumping in to get engaged when her career is in freefall ?

The fact is she is only 21 and Groth is just 20 and they have known each other a very short time ...that coupled with the fact that he is just starting his career and she is fighting at a critical time right now to get her career back where she once was ! Right now her career should clearly be her number 1 priority but really is it ? That's very questionable ...I like many others have doubts is she ? I cannot honestly see how rushing into an engagement at this stage with where her career and being so young will help her in turning her tennis career around !

Yes one has to ask about the timing ? The wisdom involved and maturity and just how bad she seriously is prepared to do what is nesessary to get back with her tennis ?

Just how hungary is Jarka and how single minded she is with her career ?

Sorry I don,t see Ivanovic engaged or Jankovic or Safina or Radwanska or Sharapova or Kirilenko or Savay or actually ANY of these girls at the top of the game that are Jarka,s peers ...what I am saying is these girls are clearly 100% focused number 1 on there tennis and careers that is the only way at such a young age to achieve that level of success at the top of the game !!! In the womens game your yesterdays new fast ...is Jarka thinking clearly and understands this ?

As OZTENNIS said so well ...just how motivated is Jarka and commited to her career ??? Time is going for her !!!

Money Penny
Jul 17th, 2008, 06:07 AM
Jamila is wasting austalian tax payers money! she is not australian an d should not be getting any support from this country. There are other australian girls out there who are not getting a chance because of jamila. Now this is an absolute joke!!!! TA/AIS should just get rid of her out of the system.
I would be so upset if i was a player missing out because of jamila!
And the so called engagement to Groth, i think she is just using the poor guy to get citizenship and take whatever she can from it.

OZTENNIS
Jul 17th, 2008, 08:48 AM
^^^^
You talk as if you know them both really well...
I think that what you have written there is rather offensive, to both Jarka and Sam. Why on Earth would she get engaged just so she could get citizenship? She has not been vocal about her displeasure at not yet getting citizenship (unlikely Rodionova), so I hardly think that citizenship is what she wants out of her engagement.

For someone who I thought was a fan of Jarka, you have too much to say, and frankly, I'm losing respect for you and your opinion.

Money Penny
Jul 17th, 2008, 09:13 AM
^^^^
You talk as if you know them both really well...
I think that what you have written there is rather offensive, to both Jarka and Sam. Why on Earth would she get engaged just so she could get citizenship? She has not been vocal about her displeasure at not yet getting citizenship (unlikely Rodionova), so I hardly think that citizenship is what she wants out of her engagement.

For someone who I thought was a fan of Jarka, you have too much to say, and frankly, I'm losing respect for you and your opinion.

Oztennis, this is a forum and you are allowed to express your opinion and views. What i have written is my opinion and i think i have the right to express that.(freedom of speak, we are not living in Burma) I really don't care if you value my opinion or not! Im sure there are other people out there who feel the same way about this situation and maybe are too afraid to say it unlike myself. And another thing Oztennis, i have seen you pay out on other players and AUSTRALIAN ones! So don't have a go at me dude!

louloubelle
Jul 17th, 2008, 10:27 AM
OZTENNIS ...what you said I have to say is possibly very true and you made a great point about Jarka,s situation.

She is also very much responsible for her present situation , this is little about TA/AIS ...she has to be responsible for her decisions and where her career is? Just how motivated and badly does she really want it ? OZ TENNIS you mentioned her engagement ! Yes its a head spinner when you look at her situation ...she is 200+ not yet a full aussie and relying on TA to support her ! Yet she is jumping in to get engaged when her career is in freefall ?

The fact is she is only 21 and Groth is just 20 and they have known each other a very short time ...that coupled with the fact that he is just starting his career and she is fighting at a critical time right now to get her career back where she once was ! Right now her career should clearly be her number 1 priority but really is it ? That's very questionable ...I like many others have doubts is she ? I cannot honestly see how rushing into an engagement at this stage with where her career and being so young will help her in turning her tennis career around !

Yes one has to ask about the timing ? The wisdom involved and maturity and just how bad she seriously is prepared to do what is nesessary to get back with her tennis ?

Just how hungary is Jarka and how single minded she is with her career ?

Sorry I don,t see Ivanovic engaged or Jankovic or Safina or Radwanska or Sharapova or Kirilenko or Savay or actually ANY of these girls at the top of the game that are Jarka,s peers ...what I am saying is these girls are clearly 100% focused number 1 on there tennis and careers that is the only way at such a young age to achieve that level of success at the top of the game !!! In the womens game your yesterdays new fast ...is Jarka thinking clearly and understands this ?

As OZTENNIS said so well ...just how motivated is Jarka and commited to her career ??? Time is going for her !!!
She's clearly not 100% motivated. Her conditioning is poor which indicates an unwillingness to work hard enough. She was clearly overweight against Williams at AO and some pics posted a week or so back were a litle more flattering, but nonethless show that she is out of shape. Injuries come from the fact that her body cannot cope with the strain of playing - therefore the retirements and frequent breaks from the tour.

OZTENNIS
Jul 17th, 2008, 10:40 AM
Oztennis, this is a forum and you are allowed to express your opinion and views. What i have written is my opinion and i think i have the right to express that.(freedom of speak, we are not living in Burma) I really don't care if you value my opinion or not! Im sure there are other people out there who feel the same way about this situation and maybe are too afraid to say it unlike myself. And another thing Oztennis, i have seen you pay out on other players and AUSTRALIAN ones! So don't have a go at me dude!
lol like who?
Who have I 'paid out' on?

And sure you have a right to express your opinions, but I have the right to express mine too ;)

Sammy 4 eva!!!
Jul 17th, 2008, 12:28 PM
OZTENNIS is a very fair poster and I have never seen him pay out on anyone :confused:

Daniel.
Jul 17th, 2008, 02:34 PM
Agree with Oztennis. And i think the comments about Jarmila engaging Sam just for the citizenship is ridiculous and offensive.

Money Penny
Jul 17th, 2008, 05:59 PM
Agree with Oztennis. And i think the comments about Jarmila engaging Sam just for the citizenship is ridiculous and offensive.

So what am i suppose to do, stop writing and expressing my opinion on this forum? this is a forum, isn't it? If im supposed to agree with what others say and not voice my own opinion, this is a form of being communist!!!
Slamman has said what i have said,you just have to read between the lines. Also he was not as blunt as i was!!! And he seems to know exactly what is going on with her and her life, much more than the rest of us.

So im sorry if i offended anyone with what i wrote, but im not sorry for expressing my opinion!!! And im sure there are people out there who think the same.

slamman
Jul 18th, 2008, 10:56 AM
moneypenny I agree 100% at least about the fact is this is an open forum and regardless if people agree or not everyone has that right to express an opinion and view. That is the great thing that people with a similar passion for this great game can express themselves and openly discuss there thoughts, this is exactly what an open forum is about !

Good or bad or whatever we all have the right to express our opinions and even if some people don,t agree on certain views the right to express an opinion should be respected.:) the world would be a very boring place if we all agree on everything ! we are all individuals !

On a finishing note, we all though seem to agree on one thing regarding Jarka and her career and that is she is a great talent who is seriously underachieving :help: and she needs to get her career back on the right track fast. Like many others have noted the question is just how commited and how badly does she want it ? and is she prepared honestly to do what is nesessary to get back to where she once was ? lets hope so because she needs to start stepping up and delivering thats the bottomline !

FanHochZwei
Jul 26th, 2008, 10:43 PM
Qualifying
1st round: Sophie Lefévre (FRA) d. (8) Jarmila Gajdosova 1:6, 7:6(5), 6:4

slamman
Jul 27th, 2008, 01:55 PM
Great 1st rd in Q for her, it really does not get much better than that ! That French girl Lefevre is currently ranked 719 :eek: and won a grand total of 3 matches this year ! she is almost 28 and going nowhere, Jarka should win this convincingly for a possible
2nd rd against Strycova who se lost to las rd Q at Wimbledon !

Again though I have to say I think her choices with her schedule are just not well thought out, planned and not smart :help: she is playing a tier 4 event in Q there in Stockholm and even though its only 2 rds of Q as its a 16 draw if she qualies she gets a huge 3 points for that effort :confused:

Right now in there is the tier 1 tourn going on in Montreal and there were 8 byes in qualies :eek: 8 byes :eek: only 2 rd of Q there , one win is worth a great 10 points and qualifying is worth 15 :eek: compare that ! and Monteal is alway like this in qualie. Even if for some reason you dd not hink you woud get in Montreal there is a $50k tourn in Vancouver also this week . I stand by what I have said before, her scheduling is another thing that is hurting her and holding her back.

Freakan
Jul 27th, 2008, 05:21 PM
So much for a great opponent - she lost 6:1 6:7(5) 4:6 :o
She won 104 points and Sophie only 88 :tape:
I really thought she would just slowly get better and better after those injuries but instead of that she's getting worse and worse :o

Freakan
Jul 27th, 2008, 05:23 PM
Again though I have to say I think her choices with her schedule are just not well thought out, planned and not smart :help: she is playing a tier 4 event in Q there in Stockholm and even though its only 2 rds of Q as its a 16 draw if she qualies she gets a huge 3 points for that effort :confused:


When you're playing like crap the best schedule in the world won't help you :fiery:

Daniel.
Jul 27th, 2008, 11:43 PM
No comment necessary, ouch!

OZTENNIS
Jul 27th, 2008, 11:55 PM
Jarka :help:
Jelena smashed this girl the last time they played..and Dokic hadn't played for 3 months

slamman
Jul 28th, 2008, 01:36 AM
Thats absolutely shocking :eek: and there is no other word for it ...this is not about one disaster result , this is been going on and on and on for so long now and forget the crap excuses . She is getting the results that reflect her career decisions and she is responsible for where she is !

Seriously in my opinion she is done ! what a joke ...this girl she played is a tourist, a part time 700+ player who has won 3 matches this year ...her scale of underachievement with her talent is staggering and beyond belief. How can the AIS honestly continue to support a player who is is firstly not even an aussie citizen, 21 years old who is 200 in the world and cannot beat a girl ranked 700+ in the world , that girl Lefevre she lost to cannot beat an egg:eek:

She is not serious and not commited to her career 100% and everything she does points to that, its a joke she is a waster, with her talent and where she was going 2 years ago she should be top 10 now ! its tragic to see her career going down the toliet but it all comes back to her !

slamman
Jul 30th, 2008, 01:56 AM
What is this girl doing :confused::confused::confused: I just look at other players like a Alexandra Wozniak of Canada who won a Tier 2 tournament in Stanford last week from QUALIES ! ...this is a girl who is has been more or less in that 100-150 range , yes a good ball striker but not an amazing talent ...but someone who was going in circles but I know from good friends finally she decided to get very serious about her commitment to her fitness and tennis and starting making good decisions and that is the end result.

Then there is a Jarka story , one of continual massive underachievement and who has more talent in her little finger but where is she ? a waster and just churning out one excuse after another ! this girl should be top 10 where she was going 2 years ago ...she needs to wake up her time is almost gone !

She is struggling to beat part time "telephone number" players going nowhere , she should seriously look at a Wozniak and realise what serious commitment to her tennis will do ...instead she is too busy letting everyone on facebook know about how much she misses and loves her "husband" and about her injurys ...if your always injured why do you keep playing tournaments why don,t you get in serious shape ? her immaturity is staggering and I say she is where she is because of herself !

Golovinjured.
Jul 30th, 2008, 05:03 AM
Jarmila :(

What has happened to you? This loss is very unexcusable, but I do have a feeling that a fair amount of choke was involved. Can anybody confirm how the score went?

Anyway, it seems pretty clear that for someone so naturally talented as Gajdosova, her head is just not in the game at the moment. Possibly a move back to just ITF's would be benefitial and then a fresh start for the Australian summer - something I'd recommend for Molik aswell post Olympics.

Cmon Jarmila, get it together :)

FanHochZwei
Aug 10th, 2008, 11:33 PM
Jarka is in Bronx, will play Quali at the ITF tournament (hard, 50.000 USD). In 1st rnd she will meet Chin-Wei Chen from Taiwan.

scottsue
Aug 11th, 2008, 12:32 AM
Good luck to Jarka in the Bronx

OZTENNIS
Aug 12th, 2008, 01:51 AM
Jarmila Gajdosova lt. Youlia Fedossova 3-6 1-6

:o :tape:

slamman
Aug 12th, 2008, 04:45 AM
:eek: She lost 6-3 6-1 to Fedossova !:help: this is a girl ranked 211 WTA :eek:

Another very poor loss , honestly how can she lose to this girl by that scoreline :confused::confused::confused: she played her last September in Kolkata and beat her routinely 6-3 6-4 ! and Fedossova has since then gone further backwards ! Jarka should be cleaning up these sort of players ! all that AIS support and coaching the last year and what has come out of it seriously :confused: she has gone backwards bigtime , things are looking very bleak with her career is heading at this rate !

She is losing with such scary regularity to very average players ranked below 200 and nobody players and these are just some of them

Stockholm WTA - lost to Lefevre ( FRA ) 2nd rd Q - This girl is ranked 724 :eek:

Contrexeville $50k - lost 1st rd to Teodora ( SRB ) - This girl is ranked 293 :eek:

Cuneo $100k - lost 3rd rd Q to Cravero ( ARG ) - This girl is ranked 218 :eek:

Surbiton $50k - lost 1st rd to Spears ( USA ) - This girl was ranked 180 :eek:

Changwon $25k - lost 2nd rd to Zhang ( HKG ) - This girl is ranked 432 :eek:

Incheon $25k - lost 1st rd to Lee ( KOR ) - This girl is ranked 374 :eek:


Something IS VERY WRONG :help: no way a player of her talent , a top 10 talent she once was should be losing so often to these level of players !

Harvs
Aug 12th, 2008, 05:05 AM
mmm... god.

louloubelle
Aug 14th, 2008, 11:26 AM
:eek: She lost 6-3 6-1 to Fedossova !:help: this is a girl ranked 211 WTA :eek:

Another very poor loss , honestly how can she lose to this girl by that scoreline :confused::confused::confused: she played her last September in Kolkata and beat her routinely 6-3 6-4 ! and Fedossova has since then gone further backwards ! Jarka should be cleaning up these sort of players ! all that AIS support and coaching the last year and what has come out of it seriously :confused: she has gone backwards bigtime , things are looking very bleak with her career is heading at this rate !

She is losing with such scary regularity to very average players ranked below 200 and nobody players and these are just some of them

Stockholm WTA - lost to Lefevre ( FRA ) 2nd rd Q - This girl is ranked 724 :eek:

Contrexeville $50k - lost 1st rd to Teodora ( SRB ) - This girl is ranked 293 :eek:

Cuneo $100k - lost 3rd rd Q to Cravero ( ARG ) - This girl is ranked 218 :eek:

Surbiton $50k - lost 1st rd to Spears ( USA ) - This girl was ranked 180 :eek:

Changwon $25k - lost 2nd rd to Zhang ( HKG ) - This girl is ranked 432 :eek:

Incheon $25k - lost 1st rd to Lee ( KOR ) - This girl is ranked 374 :eek:


Something IS VERY WRONG :help: no way a player of her talent , a top 10 talent she once was should be losing so often to these level of players !
mmm is hard to speculate what the problem is :confused:
Fitness causing lack of form, just a lack of confidence or she's so in love even if she's losing she's happy ;) Who knows :confused:
Hopefully she will just try and ride it out and fight thru it. I suggest we'll see her down at the 25K's getting some form... maybe!

OZTENNIS
Aug 19th, 2008, 04:38 PM
Jarka is on court at the moment in the first round of the US Open Qualifying event.
She is serving up a break against MARIA KONDRATIEVA (RUS) 2-1 40-40

OZTENNIS
Aug 19th, 2008, 04:39 PM
GP :bounce:
Be awesome if she can get off to an early lead

OZTENNIS
Aug 19th, 2008, 04:40 PM
Jarka holds serve and leads 3-1 in the first set :cool:

OZTENNIS
Aug 19th, 2008, 04:45 PM
Jarka breaks again and leads 4-1 :)

OZTENNIS
Aug 19th, 2008, 04:45 PM
Down 2 BP's :scared:

OZTENNIS
Aug 19th, 2008, 04:46 PM
One saved...30-40

OZTENNIS
Aug 19th, 2008, 04:46 PM
And another :cool:
Deuce
HOLD

OZTENNIS
Aug 19th, 2008, 04:46 PM
3 points in a row :)
AD-40

OZTENNIS
Aug 19th, 2008, 04:47 PM
And Jarka wins a fourth consecutive point to claim the game and lead 5-1 :)

OZTENNIS
Aug 19th, 2008, 04:48 PM
Kondratieva serving...0-15

OZTENNIS
Aug 19th, 2008, 04:48 PM
0-30

OZTENNIS
Aug 19th, 2008, 04:49 PM
0-40 :)
3 SP's :D

OZTENNIS
Aug 19th, 2008, 04:49 PM
Game and first set Gajdosova :)
6-1

Very good start to the match, hope she can keep this form going and finish off the match in two :D

OZTENNIS
Aug 19th, 2008, 04:50 PM
BTW for the 3rd Grand Slam this year, Gajdosova has been allowed to represent 'AUS'

Good seeing those letters next to her name again :)

OZTENNIS
Aug 19th, 2008, 04:52 PM
Just looked at the rankings and saw that Gajdosova has slipped to 217th :eek:
That is lower than Dellacqua, Rodionova, Stosur, Molik, Moore, Adamczak, Dokic...so she is unofficially the 8th highest ranked Aussie.
She has really gone backwards this year.
Oh well, it's all about baby steps. She doesn't have many (if any) points to defend for the rest of the season. She should get back into the top 200 with a decent week here (touch wood) and be knocking on the door of the top 150 with good results over the 25ks

OZTENNIS
Aug 19th, 2008, 04:53 PM
Second set yet to get underway :mad:

OZTENNIS
Aug 19th, 2008, 04:55 PM
hmmm scoreboard has gone missing...maybe the Russian retired :confused:

OZTENNIS
Aug 19th, 2008, 04:59 PM
Finally back underway :scared:
Jarka serving 15-15

OZTENNIS
Aug 19th, 2008, 04:59 PM
30-15 :)

OZTENNIS
Aug 19th, 2008, 05:00 PM
40-15 ;)

OZTENNIS
Aug 19th, 2008, 05:02 PM
:o she got broken... 0-1

Way to keep your momentum, Jarka...
Okay, regroup here

OZTENNIS
Aug 19th, 2008, 05:06 PM
Jarka breaks back and levels at 1-1 :)

OZTENNIS
Aug 19th, 2008, 05:07 PM
15-0

OZTENNIS
Aug 19th, 2008, 05:09 PM
Winner of this will play either Yuliana Fedak or Anna Lapushchenkova ... tough draw

OZTENNIS
Aug 19th, 2008, 05:09 PM
Jarka holds and goes 6-1 2-1 up :)
Good to see her back in the lead

OZTENNIS
Aug 19th, 2008, 05:11 PM
Kondratieva serving...15 - 0

OZTENNIS
Aug 19th, 2008, 05:11 PM
15 - 15

OZTENNIS
Aug 19th, 2008, 05:12 PM
15 - 30

OZTENNIS
Aug 19th, 2008, 05:14 PM
30 - 40 Bp :d

OZTENNIS
Aug 19th, 2008, 05:14 PM
40 - adv BP :cool:
TAKE IT

OZTENNIS
Aug 19th, 2008, 05:16 PM
Bugger, 2-2 :mad:

OZTENNIS
Aug 19th, 2008, 05:17 PM
Jarka serving at 15-15

OZTENNIS
Aug 19th, 2008, 05:18 PM
30-30

Be strong, Jarka

OZTENNIS
Aug 19th, 2008, 05:18 PM
:bounce: GP :D

OZTENNIS
Aug 19th, 2008, 05:20 PM
Deuce :fiery:
CARN Ms Gajdosova-Groth

OZTENNIS
Aug 19th, 2008, 05:20 PM
GP Ms Gajdosova Groth :p

OZTENNIS
Aug 19th, 2008, 05:20 PM
Good hold 3-2 :cool:
Hope she can break here and break Maria's spirit

OZTENNIS
Aug 19th, 2008, 05:22 PM
MK serving...0 - 15

OZTENNIS
Aug 19th, 2008, 05:22 PM
0 - 30

OZTENNIS
Aug 19th, 2008, 05:23 PM
0 - 40 :cool:
Break here :)

OZTENNIS
Aug 19th, 2008, 05:24 PM
And she does, 6-1 4-2 now :) ;)

OZTENNIS
Aug 19th, 2008, 05:25 PM
15-15

OZTENNIS
Aug 19th, 2008, 05:25 PM
30-15

OZTENNIS
Aug 19th, 2008, 05:25 PM
40-15 :bounce:

OZTENNIS
Aug 19th, 2008, 05:26 PM
Game Jarka!
6-1 5-2 lead now.
Finish her off :drool:

OZTENNIS
Aug 19th, 2008, 05:28 PM
MK serving ... 15 - 0

OZTENNIS
Aug 19th, 2008, 05:28 PM
15 - 15

OZTENNIS
Aug 19th, 2008, 05:29 PM
30 - 15

OZTENNIS
Aug 19th, 2008, 05:29 PM
40 - 15

OZTENNIS
Aug 19th, 2008, 05:30 PM
40 - 30

OZTENNIS
Aug 19th, 2008, 05:33 PM
40 - 40

OZTENNIS
Aug 19th, 2008, 05:33 PM
40 - ADV

MP :bounce:

OZTENNIS
Aug 19th, 2008, 05:34 PM
GSM
Jarka def. Maria Kondratieva (RUS) 6-1 6-2
Great win :drool:
Good luck in R2 :wavey:

Harvs
Aug 19th, 2008, 11:15 PM
nice:):)

Daniel.
Aug 19th, 2008, 11:45 PM
YES! Awesome win! She must have played pretty well to beat her so easily. Anna Lapushchenkova will be very hard. :(

OZTENNIS
Aug 22nd, 2008, 02:12 AM
Jarka lost to AL 6-3 6-2 :sad:

Keadz
Feb 13th, 2009, 11:57 PM
Jarka is back in the U.S this week with a place in the main draw of Memphis. Good luck

(1)Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) v Q
Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) v Severine Bremond (FRA)
Kristina Barrois (GER) v Jarmila Groth (SVK/AUS:p)
Q v (7)Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS)

Golovinjured.
Feb 14th, 2009, 12:23 AM
Can make the QF here :yeah:

Harvs
Feb 14th, 2009, 12:57 AM
barrois is playing well too... i think it'll be a close 1r...

Ben.
Feb 14th, 2009, 12:57 AM
Tough opponents, but a QF is not out of the question.

Harvs
Feb 15th, 2009, 09:46 PM
So she lost in a 3rd set tiebreak:(

Golovinjured.
Feb 15th, 2009, 11:13 PM
:o

Ben.
Feb 16th, 2009, 12:34 AM
So close, yet so far :sad:

Just keep on playing & staying positive Jarka, you'll find that breakthrough result sooner or later :hug:

OZTENNIS
Feb 16th, 2009, 11:12 PM
Lost some of her summer sparkle.

Hope she can refind some soon

Daniel.
Feb 26th, 2009, 04:18 AM
Jarmila Groth AUS (3) d. Kimberly Couts USA (Q) 6/2 7/5