Arina Rodionova

  • Age27
  • Born15 December 1989
  • Birth PlaceTambov, Russia
  • LivesMelbourne, Australia
  • Height168 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachCara Black
“I've played her this year twice, and I lost both times 7-6 in the third, so I knew it was going to be a really hard and physical match.”

— Arina Rodionova, 26 Jul 2017

» Rodionova wins big in Nanchang

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

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



2016 Perth #2 ITF

2013 Perth ITF

2012 Bendigo ITF

2010 Burnie ITF

2009 Moscow ITF, Bukhara ITF

2006 Moscow ITF

2005 Minsk ITF 


2016 Port Pirie ITF, Lexington ITF

2014 Karuizawa ITF

Arina Rodionova in the news

Prosperous times for Australian women’s tennis
(L-R) Sam Stosur, Daria Gavrilova, Casey Dellacqua and Ash Barty are all flourishing in a fantastic season for Australian women's tennis; Getty Images
22 September, 2017

With three top-50 ranked women for the first time in 28 years and a squad of talented teenagers emerging, the Australian female tennis landscape is looking increasingly rosy.
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Cabrera into Guangzhou second round
Lizette Cabrera; Getty Images
20 September, 2017

Lizette Cabrera, a qualifier into the main draw, won her third match in a row in Guangzhou with a straight-sets first-round victory over China's Gao Xinyu.
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JP Smith qualifies in St Petersburg
John-Patrick Smith in action; photo credit Elizabeth Xue Bai
19 September, 2017

Australia's John-Patrick Smith has continued his impressive form on the ATP World Tour, qualifying for the main draw at the indoor event in St Petersburg, Russia.
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Aussies in action: Stosur continues comeback in Guangzhou
Sam Stosur beat Ash Barty 64 64 in the second round of the Miami Open. Photo: Getty Images
18 September, 2017

Seeded seventh, Sam Stosur will be joined by fellow Aussies Arina Rodionova and Lizette Cabrera as the WTA makes its latest Asian stop in Guangzhou, China.
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