IS JARMILA GOING TO BECOME AN AUSSIE CITIZEN? :eek: I HOPE SO!! :hearts: WE NEED SOME TALENT!! :cool:
Sep 4th, 2006, 06:53 AM
Definitly. I'd love to have her over here.
Sep 23rd, 2006, 08:57 AM
I hope not.
Oct 25th, 2006, 08:14 PM
What's going on? :shrug:
Apr 13th, 2007, 05:49 AM
There was a lot of news about this last year in the papers... but it all pretty much fizzled out. I would LOVE it to happen though, and I think it would be the best thing for Jarmilla's game.
Apr 13th, 2007, 11:45 AM
why must she become an aussie citizen? the slovakian Tennnis Federation doesnt support her or what? :confused:
Apr 13th, 2007, 12:52 PM
She doesn't HAVE to change to Australia. There have just been reports that she has been interested...
Apr 21st, 2007, 02:45 AM
She has now officialy gained residency and is applying for citizenship. If she is granted citizenship, she will be playing for Australia.
Apr 21st, 2007, 09:21 PM
Apr 25th, 2007, 02:20 AM
Well her and her federation seem to not get on very well, but now with the split from Simon will she continue seeking Aussie citizenship or go to to her country?
Nov 8th, 2007, 07:32 AM
Jarmila Gajdosova = Aussie? It seems like yes :confused: :sad: :bigcry: :hysteric: :crying2: :mad:
Nov 14th, 2007, 12:20 PM
Jarmila = hommie :)
Nov 15th, 2007, 08:13 AM
Nov 16th, 2007, 08:08 PM
I think she will be Aussie... I don´t know the reasons, but I am little bit disappointed...:(
Nov 16th, 2007, 08:10 PM
Hope she slays Slovak,
Dec 2nd, 2007, 08:15 AM
She has switched over, she is just waiting for them to put AUS behind her name.
Dec 4th, 2007, 08:06 PM
She got it :) she is an Australian Player now :)
Dec 4th, 2007, 08:18 PM
:woohoo: took a while but good luck Aussie Jarmila
Dec 4th, 2007, 08:56 PM
ADOPTED Slovak tennis player Jarmila Gajdosova will continue her Aussie education among other Australian Open hopefuls at Melbourne Park this month.
Gajdosova will be top seed in the 16-player women's draw to playoff for a wildcard into the first grand slam of 2008.
And the hard-hitting 20-year-old may know as early as this week whether she can represent Australia in next years' Fed Cup competition.
Gajdosova, the world No. 142, is the leading direct entry into the women's field for the wildcard playoffs from December 15-21.
Ranked a career-high 64 in September last year after reaching the US Open third round, Gajdosova approached Tennis Australia two years ago to become an Australian and was awarded resident status a couple of months ago.
Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley believes Gajdosova has a big future.
"She's a very good player. She has a big game, is a good athlete and she will be an asset for Australian tennis," Tiley said.
"She has been great hitting with the younger girls. And she will continue to raise the bar in women's tennis.
"It was her choice. There was no active recruitment on Tennis Australia's part and we haven't funded her at all.
"She can represent Australia now because she's a resident and has applied for citizenship and is working with our coaches.
"It's just a matter of course for her to be approved by the ITF (International Tennis Federation). It could take a day or a week or a month, but we're expecting to hear soon."
New South Wales pair Monique Adamczak and Sophie Ferguson and Victoria's Christina Wheeler also have singles rankings high enough for direct entry to the playoff draw, while Jelena Dokic, Jessica Moore (WA), Karolina Wlodarczak (Vic) and Daniella Dominikovic (NSW) were offered wildcards.
Under the selection policy, players ranked in the world's top 250 were accepted into the playoffs.
Mark Philippoussis headed the list of five direct entrants into the men's playoff draw.
The two-time grand slam finalist was joined by Robert Smeets (Qld), Alun Jones (ACT), Joe Sirianni (Vic) and Nick Lindahl (NSW).
Wildcards were awarded to Nathan Healey (NSW), Andrew Coelho (Vic), Samuel Groth (Vic), Carsten Ball (NSW) and 18-year-olds Greg Jones (NSW) and Brydan Klein (WA).
The last five places in the men's draw and final eight for the women's draw will be announced on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Lleyton Hewitt is expected to test the new Plexicushion courts at Melbourne Park in the next two weeks.
Chris Guccione and Alicia Molik are among local players to give the hardcourt surface the thumbs up.
"We'll get more feedback as the international players start coming out in the next few weeks," Tiley said.
Dec 5th, 2007, 10:23 AM
That's a great news :bounce: :bounce:
Dec 5th, 2007, 12:12 PM
Good news? not for everyone...:rolleyes:
But it´s her choice...
Dec 5th, 2007, 07:06 PM
Not a good news for Slovakia but a good one for Australia.
Come on Jarka!!!! :bounce:
Dec 21st, 2007, 05:45 PM
Dokic also take Aussi citzenship, but she is Serb!!!
That's so bad news for Slovakia tennis!!!
:worship:HANTUCHOVA AND CIBULKOVA:worship:
Marija Mirkovic is also Serb but plays for Australia!!
Dec 21st, 2007, 07:44 PM
Theres an article on the Tennis Australia website that it all been finalised
OK I am a little slow and only just realised this... I have no idea how i missed it before :tape:
I know Jarka wanted to change and I always told her that would be great but now I'm not sure how i feel about it :lol:
Coz Slovakia is my fave tennis country and my number one Fed Cup team it feels weird :p
But good for Jarka, she finally got what she wanted! :D
Jan 10th, 2008, 07:46 PM
Well she actually has to still represent Slovakia in competition until the ITF gives approval or she gains citizenship...so at the Australian Open, she will be playing for Slovakia
Jan 10th, 2008, 09:38 PM
then why was she down as "AUS" for the gold coast?
also, i think we need a new name for this subforum?
Something simple... like 'Just Jarka', or like 'Jarka J(something)'
Sammy 4 eva!!!
Jan 10th, 2008, 10:07 PM
AUS will be next to her name at AO!
Jan 10th, 2008, 11:28 PM
She has drawn Serena in round 1 :help:
Good luck Jarka :D
Jan 10th, 2008, 11:35 PM
Great experience for Jarka :D be on RLA for sure. shame i don't RLA tickets unless they on Vodafone.