Originally written on Tennis Grand Stand  |  Last updated 11/18/14

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 20: Jarmila Gajdosova of Australia plays a forehand in her first round match against Virginie Razzano of France during day two of the 2009 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 20, 2009 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
By Victoria Chiesa “Settle down, it’ll all be clear; don’t pay no mind to the demons, they fill you with fear. The trouble it might drag you down; if you get lost, you can always be found. Just know you’re not alone, ’cause I’m gonna make this place your home.” -“Home”, Philip Phillips Twelve months ago, Jarmila Gajdosova opened her 2012 season at the Hopman Cup in Perth, partnering Lleyton Hewitt and representing Australia. The Australian sporting fans were slow to embrace her in that event, but rallied her and pulled her through a tough opening win against Anabel Medina Garrigues. In Australia’s second team tie against France however, Gajdosova was double-bageled by Marion Bartoli in 50 minutes, and was reduced to tears after the loss. Following that loss to Bartoli, Gajdosova was the victim of obscene and ongoing abuse on Twitter in regards to both her on-court performance and her, well, Australian-ness. She was called “gutless,” “a joke” and others referred to her as “a refu
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