PLAYER PROFILE

Olivia Rogowska

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AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
134
WTA
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  • Age23
  • Born 7 June 1991
  • Birth PlaceMelbourne, Victoria
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria
  • Height175 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Pro Since2007
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“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

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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

Stosur to lead Australian Fed Cup assault
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 12:  Sam Stosur of Australia gestures after claiming the opening set in her first round match against Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic during day two of the 2015 Sydney International at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre on January 12, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)
28 January, 2015

Samantha Stosur will lead the Australian Fed Cup team to take on Germany next month.
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Grand slam seeding for Kyrgios
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 27:  Nick Kyrgios of Australia reacts to a point in his quarterfinal match against Andy Murray of Great Britain during day nine of the 2015 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 27, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)
28 January, 2015

Nick Kyrgios has not only played his last grand slam as a teenager but also almost certainly as an unseeded dangerman following his run to the Australian Open quarterfinals.
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Day 2 Aussie Preview
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 18:  Samantha Stosur of Australia serves during a practice session ahead of the 2015 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 18, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)
20 January, 2015

After a run of Aussie success on the opening day at the Australian Open, there is plenty to look forward to on the second day as well with five more Australians scheduled to play.
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Hobart Day 2 Preview: Dellacqua in action
Casey Dellacqua of Australia practices during day one of the 2015 Hobart International at Domain Tennis Centre on January 11, 2015 in Hobart, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
12 January, 2015

There are plenty of Aussies in action at the Hobart International on Monday including Casey Dellacqua who is building towards her Australian Open campaign.
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