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Anastasia Rodionova

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  • Age31
  • 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

Stosur sizzles in Sony opener
Sam Stosur of Australia runs to play a forehand against Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands during their second round match at the Sony Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center on March 20, 2014 in Key Biscayne, Florida; Clive Brunskill/Getty Images
21 March, 2014

UPDATE: Sam Stosur has breezed into the third round of the Sony Open in Miami with a straight-sets victory over Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands.
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Dellacqua sets up Halep rematch
Casey Dellacqua of Australia returns a shot to Simona Halep of Romania during the BNP Parabas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
19 March, 2014

Casey Dellacqua has cruised into the second round of the Sony Open in Miami, setting up a rematch of last week's Indian Wells quarterfinal with sixth seed Simona Halep.
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Dellacqua, Rogowska score wins in Indian Wells qualifying
Casey Dellacqua, Fed Cup, Hobart, 2014. GETTY IMAGES
4 March, 2014

UPDATE: Casey Dellacqua and Olivia Rogowska have moved through to the final round of qualifying at the prestigious BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California on Monday.
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More doubles delight for Australia
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 19:  Alex Bolt of Australia and Andrew Whittington of Australia in action in their third round doubles match against Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain during day seven of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 19, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
19 January, 2014

Australia will have representatives in both the men's and women's doubles quarterfinals after more successes on Day 7 of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park.
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