“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
- 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)
- 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 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
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
Samantha Stosur will lead the Australian Fed Cup team to take on Germany next month.
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.
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.
There are plenty of Aussies in action at the Hobart International on Monday including Casey Dellacqua who is building towards her Australian Open campaign.