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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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“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

Aussies aplenty in Doha, Acapulco
(L-R) Marinko Matosevic, Sam Stosur, Sam Groth, Casey Dellacqua and Bernard Tomic will fly the Aussie flag at events around the globe this week; Getty Images
23 February, 2015

Bernard Tomic, Sam Groth and Marinko Matosevic will feature in the ATP Acapulco action while Sam Stosur and Casey Dellacqua have headed to Doha, Qatar.
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Muguruza too strong for Gajdosova
 Jarmila Gajdosova of Australia plays a backhand in her quarter final match against Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic during day four of the 2015 Sydney International at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre on January 14, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)
17 February, 2015

Jarmila Gajdosova's run in Dubai has come to an end in three sets at the hands of Spaniard Garbine Muguruza.
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Aussies hit Memphis, Thailand
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 19: Bernard Tomic of Australia celebrates a point in his first round match against Tobias Kamke of Germany during day one of the 2015 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 19, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
9 February, 2015

A large contingent of Aussies will take to the courts this week at the ATP event in Memphis and the WTA tournament in Pattaya City, Thailand.
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Tough day for Aussies in Open qualifying
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 16:  Andrew Harris of Australia plays a forehand in his qualifying match against Andreas Beck of Germany for 2015 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 16, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)
16 January, 2015

It was a tough day at Melbourne Park on Friday for the four Australian aspirants hoping to qualify for the 2015 Australian Open.
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