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Anastasia Rodionova

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WTA
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  • Age32
  • Born12 May 1982
  • Birth PlaceTambov, Russia
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria
  • Height167 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Pro Since1997
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“Getting into Singapore is great. It wasn't our last chance – we had another chance next week – but to do it here is definitely the cherry on top of the cake. We're really looking forward to it.”

— Anastasia Rodionova, 13 Oct 2014

» Rodionova qualifies for Singapore

On court

  • Learned how to play tennis under the tuition of her father, Ivan, a professional tennis coach, aged seven.
  • Played her first WTA main draw at Tashkent, Uzbekistan in 2000.
  • Claimed her maiden ITF Futures title in Maglie, Italy in 2001.
  • Reached the final of Wimbledon Mixed doubles in 2003, partnering Israeli Andy Ram.
  • Broke into the world’s top 100 in 2006, reaching the US Open third round and the second round at both Wimbledon and the French Open.
  • Started representing Australia in 2008.
  • Represented Australia at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, winning Gold medals in singles and doubles.
  • Completed fifth straight season inside the WTA top 100 in 2010.
  • Made her Australian Fed Cup team debut in 2010.
  • Represented Australia at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
  • Favourite shot is forehand.
  • Considers her dad, Ivan, to be the most influential person in her career.

Off court

  • Speaks English and Russian.
  • Younger sister, Arina, also plays on the WTA tour.
  • Performed gymnastics as a child and currently enjoys swimming.
  • Hobbies include reading books, watching movies and going out to nightclubs.
  • She finds traveling around the world gruelling, but loves meeting people from different cultures.
  • Favourite book is Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov.
  • Favourite city is Moscow.
  • Favourite actor is Nicolas Cage.

Year-end singles ranking history

2013 161
2012 134
2011 108
2010 63
2009 97
2008 97
2007 79
2006 82
2005 167
2004 215
2003 165
2002 117
2001 193
2000 234
1999 355
1998 473
1997 793

Titles/Finals

Titles

2009 Bundaberg ITF, Ipswich ITF

2005 Albuquerque ITF, Nuriootpa ITF

2004 Stockholm ITF, Liechtenstein ITF

2002 Mexico ITF

2001 Italy ITF

Finals

2005 Mount Gambier ITF

Anastasia Rodionova in the news

Bains rounds out semifinal line-up
Naiktha Bains in action during the quarterfinals of the Australian Open 2015 Play-off at Melbourne Park; Mae Dumrigue
19 December, 2014

Naiktha Bains has beaten fellow teen Maddison Inglis in a compelling three-set affair on Friday to round out the women's semifinalists at the Australian Open 2015 Play-off.
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Ruthless Rogowska into Play-off quarters
Olivia Rogowska in action during her first round win at the Australian Open 2015 Play-off; Elizabeth Xue Bai
16 December, 2014

Olivia Rogowska began her Australian Open 2015 Play-off campaign in formidable fashion on Tuesday, scoring a 6-1 6-0 win over 15-year-old Seone Mendez.
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Young guns battle for Australian Open wildcards
Luke Saville is a strong presence on the Australian Pro Tour and at ATP Challenger level; Getty Images
14 December, 2014

The "generation next" of Australian tennis will be showcased at the Australian Open Play-off this week, as one of the youngest fields ever competes for a prized…
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Saville, Rodionova to lead Play-off fields
Luke Saville of Australia plays a backhand in his first round match of the Australian Open 2014 Qualifying at Melbourne Park on December 10, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)
5 December, 2014

South Australian Luke Saville and Victoria's Anastasia Rodionova are expected to head the men's and women's fields at the Australian Open 2015 Play-off.
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