PLAYER PROFILE

Olivia Rogowska

7
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
197
WTA
RANKING
  • Age23
  • Born 7 June 1991
  • Birth PlaceMelbourne, Victoria
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria
  • Height175 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Pro Since2007
FOLLOW
“I’m so excited and grateful for the opportunity to play at such a great event. I will enjoy every minute of it and look forward to giving my absolute best.”

— Olivia Rogowska, 30 Dec 2014

» Hobart International wildcard for Rogowska

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

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

Top Aussie trio in action in Dubai
Aussie women (L-R) Sam Stosur, Jarmila Gajdosova and Casey Dellacqua are contesting this week's Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships; Getty Images
16 February, 2015

Australia's top three ranked women, Sam Stosur, Casey Dellacqua and Jarmila Gajdosova, will all fly the flag this week at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
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Gallery: Fed Cup Day 2 highlights
Andrea Petkovic (L) in action against Jarmila Gajdosova during the reverse singles of the Australia v Germany Fed Cup tie in Stuttgart; Getty Images
9 February, 2015

View highlights in images of all the Day 2 action from the Australia v Germany Fed Cup World Group first round tie in Stuttgart, where the hosts claimed a memorable victory.
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Gallery: Fed Cup Day 1 highlights
Australian Fed Cup captain Alicia Molik (L) embraces Jarmila Gajdosova following Gajdosova's victory over Angelique Kerber; Getty Images
8 February, 2015

View our gallery of highlights from a stunning Day 1 of action at the Australia v Germany Fed Cup World Group first round tie in Stuttgart, Germany.
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Fed Cup gallery: pre-tie festivities
The Australian Fed Cup team of (L-R) captain Alicia Molik, Olivia Rogowska, Jarmila Gajdosova, Casey Dellacqua and Sam Stosur at the Fed Cup official team dinner; Paul Zimmer/ITF
7 February, 2015

The Australian and German Fed Cup teams have gathered for the official team dinner and draw ceremony ahead of their World Group first round tie in Stuttgart.
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