Anastasia Rodionova

  • Age34
  • Born12 May 1982
  • Birth PlaceTambov, Russia
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria
  • Height167 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Pro Since1997
“Can't be more excited to announce that my sister @arinarodionova and myself are going to Olympics! #Rio2016 #oneteam”

— Anastasia Rodionova, 2 Aug 2016

» Rodionovas headed to Rio

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

2015 228
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

Brilliant Millman excels in Olympic debut
John Millman in action during his first-round win over Ricardas Berankis in the men's singles event at the Rio Olympics; Getty Images
7 August, 2016

John Millman produced the most emphatic of displays - and created some history - to advance to the second round of the men's singles at the Rio 2016 Olympic Tennis Event.
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Gavrilova draws Serena in Olympic opener
Daria Gavrilova reacts during her second-round loss to Simona Halep at the WTA Coupe Rogers in Montreal; Getty Images
5 August, 2016

Daria Gavrilova has received the toughest of all Olympic draws, yet many of the other Aussies in the singles have been handed winnable openers.
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Rodionovas headed to Rio
Anastasia Rodionova hugs sister Arina at Australian Open 2016; Getty Images
2 August, 2016

Anastasia and Arina Rodionova have received an 11th-hour call-up to compete in Rio after the withdrawal of another doubles pairing from the Olympic Tennis Event.
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Aussies at Wimbledon: singles done, but show goes on
5 July, 2016

Australia's singles representation came to an end after Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic lost on Monday, but several Aussies remain alive in other events at Wimbledon.
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