PLAYER PROFILE

Olivia Rogowska

  • Age25
  • 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

2015 274
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

Biggest movers: Bernie back in top 20
Bernard Tomic in action during his victory over Kei Nishikori in the third round of the Cincinnati Masters; Getty Images
23 August, 2016

Bernard Tomic and Daria Gavrilova made moves after their impressive weeks in Cincinnati, while some Aussie young guns have risen after impressing on the ITF circuit.
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Biggest movers: Rodionova back in top 200
Arina Rodionova in action at Roland Garros; Getty Images
2 August, 2016

Arina Rodionova is back inside the top 200 after reaching the biggest final of her career, while youngster Chris O'Connell set a new career-high ranking.
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Biggest movers: Purcell vaults up rankings
Max Purcell (L) and Olivia Rogowska; Getty Images
26 July, 2016

A breakthrough victory at last week's Gimcheon ATP Challenger in Korea has sent Max Purcell hurtling up the rankings ladder.
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Roland Garros: Mitchell, Rogowska exit qualifying
Ben Mitchell reacts during his three-set loss in Roland Garros qualifying to Jan-Lennard Struff; Getty Images
18 May, 2016

Matthew Barton remains the only Australian alive in Roland Garros qualifying after Ben Mitchell and Olivia Rogowska lost nail-biters in Paris.
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