Olivia Rogowska

  • Age24
  • Born 7 June 1991
  • Birth PlaceMelbourne, Victoria
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria
  • Height175 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Pro Since2007
“To be honest, I think that got me a little nervous. I was thinking 'My God, I'm playing so well. I hope I can keep this up.'”

— Olivia Rogowska, 25 May 2015

» Rogowska falls at French Open

On court

  • Started playing tennis aged five when father, Slavek, introduced her to the game.
  • First realised she was good enough to become pro when she won her first $25,000 ITF title
  • Secured that maiden ITF title in 2008 at Sorrento, aged 17
  • Made here Grand Slam debut at the 2009 Australian Open as a wildcard
  • Scored her first win over a top 50 WTA player, beating Maria Kirilenko in the first round of French Open 2009
  • Achieved a top 200 WTA ranking in 2009, following impressive ITF Futures results
  • Her dream is to play at all the Grand Slams tournaments
  • Favourite shot is her backhand
  • Favourite surface is clay
  • Says the toughest opponent she’s faced is Li Na
  • Match she most wishes she could replay would be her 2009 US Open first round loss to world No.1 Dinara Safina (Rogowska lost 6-7(5) 6-2 6-4)

Off court

  • Speaks English and Polish
  • Player she most admires is former former world No.1 Steffi Graf
  • Favourite AFL team is St Kilda Football Club
  • Hobbies include playing the piano, soccer, practising yoga and reading
  • Favourite actor is Adam Sandler.
  • Favourite type of music is dance.
  • Her mother is Joanna and she has a sister, Sylvia.

Year-end singles ranking history

2014 131
2013 166
2012 114
2011 178
2010 211
2009 154
2008 491
2007 1129
2006 1052



2014 Launceston ITF, Sacramento ITF

2012 Burnie ITF, Rockhampton ITF, Esperance ITF

2011 Alice Springs ITF, Port Pirie ITF

2010 Darwin ITF

2009 Esperance ITF

2008 Sorrento ITF


2015 Campinas ITF

2013 Landisville ITF

2012 Sydney ITF, Port Pirie ITF, Margaret River ITF, Bendigo ITF

2011 Bundaberg ITF

2009 Kalgoorlie ITF, Bundaberg ITF

Olivia Rogowska in the news

Aussie tennis stars headline new-look ATL
Thanasi Kokkinakis has battled illness ahead of his Wimbledon campaign; Getty Images
19 November, 2015

Many of Australia's top tennis stars will do battle in the coming weeks in a revamped Asia-Pacific Tennis League.
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Aussies flawless in men’s qualifying
Ben Mitchell in action at Wimbledon 2015 qualifying; Getty Images
24 June, 2015

Victories to John-Patrick Smith, Jason Kubler and Ben Mitchell on Tuesday at Roehampton have given Australia a perfect start to Wimbledon men's qualifying.
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Saville, Millman open with qualifying wins
Luke Saville in action during his first round victory over Dominic Thiem of Austria at Wimbledon; Getty Images
23 June, 2015

The Aussies made it two-from-two on a rainy opening day of Wimbledon qualifying on Monday, with Luke Saville and John Millman safely through to round two.
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Gallery: Aussies a hit during Roland Garros
Thanasi Kokkinakis (R) shakes hands with fellow Aussie Bernard Tomic after winning their second round match; Getty Images
31 May, 2015

The first week of Roland Garros saw Aussies lighting up the tournament, with many involved in classic matches and three progressing to the third round and featuring on the…
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