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

2015 274
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

Moore to face seeded Minella in Launceston opener
HOBART, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 11: Jessica Moore of Australia serves in the women's double's match against Darija Jurak of Croatia and Nicole Melichar of the United States during day two of the 2016 Hobart International at the Domain Tennis Centre on January 11, 2016 in Hobart, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
1 February, 2016

Experienced campaigner Jessica Moore is headlining the action in Launceston on Tuesday.
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McPhee stuns Rogowska in AO Play-off
Kaylah Mcphee in action during her first-round victory over Olivia Rogowska at the Australian Open 2016 Play-off; Getty Images
15 December, 2015

Teenager Kaylah Mcphee has blown the women's draw wide open with a straight-sets drubbing of No.1 seed Olivia Rogowska in the first round of the Australian Open 2016 Play-off.
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Duckworth, Rogowska head Play-off fields
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 19:  James Duckworth of Australia plays a forehand in his first round match against Blaz Kavcic of Slovenia during day one of the 2015 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 19, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Wayne Taylor/Getty Images)
13 December, 2015

James Duckworth and Olivia Rogowska are the No.1 seeds in the men's and women's Australian Open 2016 Play-off draws.
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December Showdown: the battle begins this weekend
 Marinko Matosevic of Australia in action at the 2015 Brisbane International.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
4 December, 2015

The December Showdown kicks off at Melbourne Park this weekend, showcasing our junior talent and also featuring the crown-jewel event - the Australian Open 2016 Play-off.
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