PLAYER PROFILE

Arina Rodionova

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AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
191
WTA
RANKING
  • Age26
  • 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

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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Gallery: blue carpet glamour at the Newks
Australian Davis Cup captain and former world No.1 Lleyton Hewitt with wife Bec; photo credit Fiona Hamilton
28 November, 2016

The 2016 Newcombe Medal kicked off at Crown Palladium in Melbourne with the stars of Australian tennis stepping out for the cameras on the blue carpet.
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Two in a row as Ozaki takes Canberra
ozaki
6 November, 2016

After tasting success in Bendigo last week, Japan's Risa Ozaki has gone on to take Canberra title on Sunday and with it, a place in the world's top 100.
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Cabrera ready for Canberra
dscn2913
1 November, 2016

Rising teen Lizette Cabrera has a tough draw at the ITF $50,000 event in Canberra but she is up for the challenge.
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