Arina Rodionova

  • Age26
  • 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

Cabrera earns AO qualifying wildcard
Lizette Cabrera, Optus 18s Australian Championships, December Showdown, 2012, Melbourne.  XUE BAI
21 hours ago

In-form Queenslander Lizette Cabrera has been rewarded for her scintillating form on the Pro Tour with a wildcard into Australian Open qualifying.
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Galfi takes Toowoomba
9 October, 2016

Former world No.1 junior Dalma Galfi of Hungary wins her third Pro Tour title in Toowoomba after defeating Brit Katy Dunne.
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Biggest movers: O’Connell catapults into top 300
Christopher O'Connell in action at the Australian Open 2015 Play-off; Getty Images
27 September, 2016

Christopher O'Connell has broken into the top 300 for the first time after an impressive performance on the ATP Challenger circuit in Romania.
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Barton, Rodionova out of qualifying
Matthew Barton; Getty Images
26 August, 2016

Australia has no representatives left in the US Open qualifying draw after Matt Barton and Arina Rodionova fell in the second round on Thursday.
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