Anastasia Rodionova

  • Age35
  • Born12 May 1982
  • Birth PlaceTambov, Russia
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria
  • Height167 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Pro Since1997
“Can't be more excited to announce that my sister @arinarodionova and myself are going to Olympics! #Rio2016 #oneteam”

— Anastasia Rodionova, 2 Aug 2016

» Rodionovas headed to Rio

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

De Minaur, Kokkinakis, Millman qualify in Miami
(L-R) Thanasi Kokkinakis, John Millman and Alex De Minaur qualified for the Miami Open; Getty Images
21 March, 2018

Aussie trio Alex De Minaur, Thanasi Kokkinakis and John Millman all won their final-round qualifying matches in straight sets to reach the main draw of the Miami Open.
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Peers, Kontinen go down in US Open semis
John Peers (R) and Henri Kontinen discuss tactics during their semifinal loss at the US Open to Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau; Getty Images
8 September, 2017

John Peers' run in the US Open men's doubles has come to an end after he and Finnish partner Henri Kontinen went down in a three-set semifinal on Thursday.
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Peers, Kontinen into US Open semifinals
John Peers in action at the 2017 US Open; Getty Images
6 September, 2017

John Peers has now reached the semifinals at three of four Grand Slam tournaments in 2017 after he and partner Henri Kontinen beat John-Patrick Smith and Nicholas Monroe on…
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Aussies in action: US Open Day 8
Australia's Jordan Thompson (R) in doubles action with Swede Robert Lindstedt at the US Open; Getty Images
4 September, 2017

Jordan Thompson and John Peers remain alive in the men's doubles event as the US Open enters its second and final week in New York.
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