PLAYER PROFILE

Olivia Rogowska

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AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
279
WTA
RANKING
  • Age25
  • Born 7 June 1991
  • Birth PlaceMelbourne, Victoria
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria
  • Height175 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Pro Since2007
FOLLOW
“I’ve been playing some really good tennis in the last couple of months. Even in practice I definitely notice that my level has improved so I knew a result wasn’t too far off.”

— Olivia Rogowska, 16 Oct 2016

» Rogowska breaks drought to claim Cairns title

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

2016 Cairns ITF

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: Aussie teens on the rise
(L-R) Omar Jasika, Marc Polmans and Alex De Minaur; Getty Images
8 November, 2016

Marc Polmans, Omar Jasika and Alex De Minaur all enjoyed big ranking improvements this week, while James Duckworth crept closer to a top 100 return.
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Biggest mover: Gavrilova eyeing top 20
Daria Gavrilova in action against Svetlana Kuznetsova during the Kremlin Cup final in Moscow, Russia; Getty Images
24 October, 2016

Daria Gavrilova has cemented an Australian Open seeding and is closing in on the top 20, Zhuhai and the Aussie No.1 ranking after her run to the final in Moscow.
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Rogowska breaks drought to claim Cairns title
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16 October, 2016

Olivia Rogowska has defeated Slovakian Viktoria Kuzmova in straight sets to win the Cairns Tennis International.
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Inglis reaches Cairns quarters
Maddison Inglis; Tennis Australia
14 October, 2016

Last year's Australian Open wildcard winner Maddison Inglis is learning to adjust to the weight of expectation, and it's showing this week in Cairns.
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