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Anastasia Rodionova

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AUSTRALIAN
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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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“"I feel like I played good tennis. It's always tough to play against someone who is serving 40km/hr faster than you."”

— Anastasia Rodionova, 9 Jan 2014

» Australian Anastasia Rodionova causes upset in qualifying

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

Gajdosova qualifies in Tokyo
Jarmila Gajdosova in action during her final round qualifying victory over Misa Eguchi at the WTA Toray Pan Pacific Open; Getty Images
15 September, 2014

Jarmila Gajdosova has continued her sparkling recent form to qualify for the WTA Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo, Japan on Monday.
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Aussie trio head to Asia
(L-R) Olivia Rogowska, Casey Dellacqua and Sam Stosur; Getty Images
15 September, 2014

Sam Stosur, Casey Dellacqua and Olivia Rogowska will contest events in three different cities across Asia this week.
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Rankings watch: Myers, Millman lead this week’s movers
Abbie Myers did her tennis family proud, clinching the Optus 18s Championship in straight sets 6-4 6-3.
10 September, 2014

Heart-warming returns to form on the ITF circuit following injury have boosted John Millman and Abbie Myers up the latest ATP and WTA rankings.
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Gallery: Aussies light up New York
Marinko Matosevic (R) poses with basketball legend Michael Jordan following his first round loss to Roger Federer at the US Open; Getty Images
1 September, 2014

In a stunning first week at the US Open, seven Aussies progressed to the second round, several strutted their stuff on Arthur Ashe Stadium and Casey Dellacqua has gone right…
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