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Anastasia Rodionova

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AUSTRALIAN
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WTA
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  • Age33
  • 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

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

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

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Nick Kyrgios (L) and Madison Keys were opening-round winners in the mixed doubles; Getty Images
4 July, 2015

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The Social Serve: The final countdown
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25 June, 2015

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Aussies flawless in men’s qualifying
Ben Mitchell in action at Wimbledon qualifying; Getty Images
24 June, 2015

Victories to John-Patrick Smith, Jason Kubler and Ben Mitchell on Tuesday at Roehampton have given Australia a perfect start to Wimbledon men's qualifying.
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Saville, Millman open with qualifying wins
Luke Saville in action during his first round victory over Dominic Thiem of Austria at Wimbledon; Getty Images
23 June, 2015

The Aussies made it two-from-two on a rainy opening day of Wimbledon qualifying on Monday, with Luke Saville and John Millman safely through to round two.
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