PLAYER PROFILE

Arina Rodionova

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AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
191
WTA
RANKING
  • Age27
  • Born15 December 1989
  • Birth PlaceTambov, Russia
  • LivesMelbourne, Australia
  • Height168 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
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“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

Titles/Finals

Titles

2016 Perth #2 ITF

2013 Perth ITF

2012 Bendigo ITF

2010 Burnie ITF

2009 Moscow ITF, Bukhara ITF

2006 Moscow ITF

2005 Minsk ITF 

Finals

2016 Port Pirie ITF, Lexington ITF

2014 Karuizawa ITF

Arina Rodionova in the news

Tjandramulia ends Rodionova’s wildcard bid
Olivia Tjandramulia in action during the Australian Open Play-off; Getty Images
15 December, 2016

No.1 seed Arina Rodionova, a finalist in last year's AO Play-off, fell in the quarterfinals of this year's event to teen Olivia Tjandramulia.
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Tomic through as defending champ Inglis withdraws
Sara Tomic in action at the December Showdown; photo credit Elizabeth Xue Bai
13 December, 2016

Sara Tomic has advanced to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open play-off after last year's winner Maddison Inglis withdrew from their match with a stomach virus.
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Bains targeting first Slam main draw
Naiktha Bains in action during the quarterfinals of the Australian Open 2015 Play-off at Melbourne Park; Mae Dumrigue
11 December, 2016

The No.4 seed in this week's AO Play-off draw, Aussie young gun Naiktha Bains is primed for a strong performance after an intense training block.
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Australian Open 2017 Play-off field unveiled
Sam Groth; Getty Images
9 December, 2016

Former top 60 men's stars Sam Groth and Marinko Matosevic are among the names lining up in the field for the Australian Open 2017 Play-off.
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