Anastasia Rodionova

  • Age42
  • Born12 May 1982
  • Birth PlaceTambov, Russia
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria
  • Height167 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Playing StatusRetired

On court

  • Learned how to play tennis under the tuition of her father, Ivan, a professional tennis coach, aged seven
  • Played her first WTA main draw at Tashkent, Uzbekistan in 2000
  • Claimed her maiden ITF Futures title in Maglie, Italy in 2001
  • Reached the final of Wimbledon Mixed doubles in 2003, partnering Israeli Andy Ram
  • Broke into the world’s top 100 in 2006, reaching the US Open third round and the second round at both Wimbledon and the French Open
  • Started representing Australia in 2008
  • Represented Australia at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, winning Gold medals in singles and doubles
  • Completed fifth straight season inside the WTA top 100 in 2010
  • Made her Australian Fed Cup team debut in 2010
  • Represented Australia at the 2012 Olympic Games in London
  • Favourite shot is forehand
  • Considers her dad, Ivan, to be the most influential person in her career.

Off court

  • Speaks English and Russian
  • Younger sister, Arina, also plays on the WTA Tour
  • Performed gymnastics as a child and currently enjoys swimming
  • Hobbies include reading books, watching movies and going out to nightclubs
  • She finds traveling around the world gruelling, but loves meeting people from different cultures
  • Favourite book is Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov.
  • Favourite city is Moscow
  • Favourite actor is Nicolas Cage.

Year-end singles ranking history

2015 228
2014 183
2013 161
2012 134
2011 108
2010 63
2009 97
2008 97
2007 79
2006 82
2005 167
2004 215
2003 165
2002 117
2001 193
2000 234
1999 355
1998 473
1997 793



2009 Bundaberg ITF, Ipswich ITF

2005 Albuquerque ITF, Nuriootpa ITF

2004 Stockholm ITF, Liechtenstein ITF

2002 Mexico ITF

2001 Italy ITF


2005 Mount Gambier ITF

Anastasia Rodionova in the news

Train with Arina Rodionova: “Putting in the hours and hard work always helps”
Arina Rodionova during a Billie Jean King Cup practice session. Picture: Getty Images
26 April, 2024

In our 'Training with the Pros' series, Arina Rodionova shares her training routines and her favourite methods of building endurance.
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Kyrgios makes winning return on clay at Houston
Nick Kyrgios. Picture: Getty Images
6 April, 2022

Nick Kyrgios has progressed to the second round at an ATP 250 tournament in Houston, his first on clay in almost three years.
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Aussies in action: Purcell qualifies at Houston
Max Purcell. Picture: Getty Images
4 April, 2022

The clay-court season begins this week with ATP and WTA tournaments across three different continents.
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Kyrgios beats world No.7 Rublev at Miami
Nick Kyrgios in Miami. Picture: Getty Images
26 March, 2022

Australia's Nick Kyrgios records a brilliant top-10 victory against Andrey Rublev at an ATP Masters 1000 tournament in Miami.
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