Anastasia Rodionova

  • Age33
  • Born12 May 1982
  • Birth PlaceTambov, Russia
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria
  • Height167 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Pro Since1997
“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

2014 183
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



2009 Bundaberg ITF, Ipswich ITF

2005 Albuquerque ITF, Nuriootpa ITF

2004 Stockholm ITF, Liechtenstein ITF

2002 Mexico ITF

2001 Italy ITF


2005 Mount Gambier ITF

Anastasia Rodionova in the news

Rogowska qualifies for main draw
Olivia Rogowska celebrates her victory of Beatriz Haddad Maia to qualify for the main draw at Roland Garros; Elizabeth Xue Bai
22 May, 2015

Olivia Rogowska has boosted the Australian French Open main draw contingent to 12 after qualifying for the tournament on Friday.
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Rogowska one win from main draw
Olivia Rogowska celebrates her second round qualifying victory at Roland Garros; Elizabeth Xue Bai
22 May, 2015

UPDATE: Olivia Rogowska and Anastasia Rodionova have moved within a win of the Roland Garros main draw after wins in the second round of qualifying on Thursday in Paris.
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Rogowska, Rodionova progress in Paris
Olivia Rogowska celebrates her first-round qualifying victory at Roland Garros 2015; Elizabeth Xue-Bai
21 May, 2015

Australians Anastasia Rodionova and Olivia Rogowska remain a chance of moving through to the French Open main draw after scoring impressive first-round qualifying wins on…
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Smith, Saville through in Paris qualifying
20 May, 2015

John Patrick Smith and Luke Saville lead the Aussie charge in French Open qualifying, while Olivia Rogowska and Anastasia Rodionova will begin their campaign in the women's…
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