PLAYER PROFILE

Olivia Rogowska

7
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
200
WTA
RANKING
  • Age23
  • Born 7 June 1991
  • Birth PlaceMelbourne, Victoria
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria
  • Height175 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Pro Since2007
FOLLOW
“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

Titles/Finals

Titles

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

Finals

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

Kyrgios to launch French Open campaign
Nick Kyrgios in action during his third-round victory over No.1 seed Roger Federer at the Mutua Madrid Open; Getty Images
25 May, 2015

Nick Kyrgios launches his French Open campaign on Monday confident he has the weapons to wreak more Grand Slam havoc at Roland Garros.
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Rogowska falls at French Open
Olivia Rogowska in action during her first-round loss to Magdalena Rybarikova at Roland Garros; Getty Images
25 May, 2015

UPDATE: Olivia Rogowska's French Open campaign is over after the Australian qualifier suffered a sapping first-round loss to Magdalena Rybarikova.
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Special Ks lead Australia’s French charge
Nick Kyrgios (L) and Thanaski Kokkinakis in action at Australian Open 2015; Getty Images
24 May, 2015

Gen-Y stars Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis are hoping to lead the changing of the guard as Australia boasts its largest French Open singles contingent this century.
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Rogowska qualifies for main draw
Olivia Rogowska celebrates her victory of Beatriz Haddad Maia to qualify for the main draw at Roland Garros; Elizabeth Xue Bai
22 May, 2015

Olivia Rogowska has boosted the Australian French Open main draw contingent to 12 after qualifying for the tournament on Friday.
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