PLAYER PROFILE

Arina Rodionova

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AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
161
WTA
RANKING
  • Age28
  • Born15 December 1989
  • Birth PlaceTambov, Russia
  • LivesMelbourne, Australia
  • Height168 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachCara Black
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“I’ll just keep fighting for every point, and even though it’s not the best tennis, sometimes you figure out a way to win when you're not playing your best.”

— Arina Rodionova, 12 Dec 2017

» Rodionova overcomes tough Tomic test

On court

  • Began playing tennis shortly before turning three years of age
  • Favourite surface is hard court, while her forehand is her favourite shot
  • Tennis idols include Martina Hingis, Justine Henin and the Bryan brothers
  • Cracked the top 150 in singles 2017 and top 50 in doubles in 2015
  • Has contested the main draw in doubles at all four Grand Slam events
  • Made Fed Cup debut in 2016 against Slovakia
  • Upset No.5 seed and defending champion Duan Ying-Ying in the first round of the Jiangxi Open
  • Saved seven match points to defeat No.16 seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the first round of Wimbledon 2017

Off court

  • Sister Anastasia also plays professional tennis; their father Ivan is a tennis coach while mother Natalia is a homemaker
  • Granted Australian citizenship in January 2014
  • Owns two dogs named Lora and Garris
  • Her favourite cities are Melbourne, Moscow and Lisbon
  • When not playing tennis, enjoys horse riding, swimming, listening to music and reading; favourite book is “12 Chairs”, a novel in Russian by Ilya Ilf
  • Believes a sense of humour “is the most important thing above all”

Year-end singles ranking history

2017 117
2016 184
2015 333
2014 260
2013 201
2012 269
2011 238
2010 185
2009 204
2008 285
2007 322
2006 506
2005 779

Titles/Finals

Titles

2018 Obidos ITF

2016 Perth #2 ITF

2013 Perth ITF

2012 Bendigo ITF

2010 Burnie ITF

2009 Moscow ITF, Bukhara ITF

2006 Moscow ITF

2005 Minsk ITF 

Finals

2018 Granby ITF

2016 Port Pirie ITF, Lexington ITF

2014 Karuizawa ITF

Arina Rodionova in the news

Tomljanovic to meet Bertens in Seoul final
Ajla Tomljanovic; Getty Images
22 September, 2018

Ajla Tomljanovic progresses to her second final of 2018 with a thrilling win over No.6 seed Hsieh-Su Wei at the Korea Open in Seoul.
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Tomljanovic into Japan Open quarters
Ajla Tomljanovic in action during her second-round victory over Magdalena Frech at the Silicon Valley Classic in San jose; Getty Images
12 September, 2018

Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic advances to the last eight of the Japan Women's Open in Hiroshima after compatriots Priscilla Hon and Arina Rodionova fall in the opening…
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Tomljanovic wins in Hiroshima
Ajla Tomljanovic; Getty Images
11 September, 2018

Ajla Tomljanovic wins her first-round match at the WTA Japan Women's Open while Priscilla Hon and Arina Rodionova win through qualifying to join her in the main draw.
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Bolt, Fourlis, Polmans one win from US Open main draw
Alex Bolt; Getty Images
24 August, 2018

It was a great day for Australia in US Open qualifying on Thursday, with Alex Bolt, Jaimee Fourlis and Marc Polmans advancing to the final round. Should they win, there will be…
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