Arina Rodionova

  • Age27
  • Born15 December 1989
  • Birth PlaceTambov, Russia
  • LivesMelbourne, Australia
  • Height168 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
“I needed some painkillers before every match like most of the players here do It's OK to get through the matches but I'm not able to load on serves in practice, so that's obviously showed up (in the loss to Konjuh).”

— Arina Rodionova, 30 May 2016

» Rodionova to have scans on shoulder

On court

  • Began playing tennis shortly before turning three years of age
  • Favourite surface is hard court, while her forehand is her favourite shot
  • Tennis idols include Martina Hingis, Justine Henin and the Bryan brothers
  • Rose to a career-high ranking of No.157 in May 2010; in doubles, achieved a career-best ranking of No.72 in July 2010
  • Has contested the main draw in doubles at all four Grand Slam events

Off court

  • Sister Anastasia also plays professional tennis; their father Ivan is a tennis coach while mother Natalia is a homemaker
  • Granted Australian citizenship in January 2014
  • Owns two dogs named Lora and Garris
  • Her favourite cities are Melbourne, Moscow and Lisbon
  • When not playing tennis, enjoys horse riding, swimming, listening to music and reading; favourite book is “12 Chairs”, a novel in Russian by Ilya Ilf
  • Believes a sense of humour “is the most important thing above all”

Year-end singles ranking history

2015 333
2014 260
2013 201
2012 269
2011 238
2010 185
2009 204
2008 285
2007 322
2006 506
2005 779



2016 Perth #2 ITF

2013 Perth ITF

2012 Bendigo ITF

2010 Burnie ITF

2009 Moscow ITF, Bukhara ITF

2006 Moscow ITF

2005 Minsk ITF 


2016 Port Pirie ITF, Lexington ITF

2014 Karuizawa ITF

Arina Rodionova in the news

Rodionova, Lorbergs bow out in Mildura
9 March, 2017

Top seed Arina Rodionova has been defeated in the second round at the ITF $25,000 event in Mildura, while impressive Victorian qualifier Genevieve Lorbergs also fell.
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Freezing Fed Cup tie sees Dasha leading the way
Daria Gavrilova will open the Fed Cup tie v the USA. Photo:  AMN Images
9 February, 2017

Daria Gavrilova will lead Australia into battle for a Fed Cup tie played in sub-zero temperatures in Ukraine and for a shot at a World Group Play-off tie.
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Biggest movers: Jasika vaults close to career-high
Omar Jasika in action; Getty Images
7 February, 2017

Omar Jasika has come within just a few spots of his career-high ranking after winning his first ATP Challenger title in Burnie at the weekend.
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Fed Cup: Australia to combat red-hot Svitolina
Daria Gavrilova (R) and Elina Svitolina will be the top-ranked players heading the Australian and Ukrainian teams respectively in Fed Cup in Kharkiv; Getty Images
6 February, 2017

Australia's Fed Cup team faces the prospect of an away tie against a Ukrainian team spearheaded by the surging Elina Svitolina.
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