PLAYER PROFILE

Arina Rodionova

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AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
166
WTA
RANKING
  • Age30
  • Born15 December 1989
  • Birth PlaceTambov, Russia
  • LivesMelbourne, Australia
  • Height168 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachCara Black
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“We’re already thinking about how we can do it (defend our title), we’re booking the tickets for next year.”

— Arina Rodionova, 17 Feb 2020

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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

2018 168
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

2019 Santa Margarita de Montbui ITF, Liuzhou 60K ITF

2018 Granby ITF

2016 Port Pirie ITF, Lexington ITF

2014 Karuizawa ITF

Arina Rodionova in the news

Social round-up: European adventures and tennis on roller skates
WINNER: Alex de Minaur celebrates his Ultimate Tennis Showdown victory in Belgium this week. Picture: Getty Images
22 October, 2020

What have Australia's top-ranked players been up to? We've collated tweets and posts from this week to keep fans up to date.
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Aussie women exit Roland Garros
OUT: Daria Gavrilova and Astra Sharma during their second round losses at Roland Garros. Pictures: Getty Images
30 September, 2020

Australia’s Daria Gavrilova and Astra Sharma have both lost their second-round singles matches in Paris.
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Roland Garros, day four: Aussies with nothing to lose
AUSSIE HOPES: Daria Gavrilova and Astra Sharma feature in women's singles action at Roland Garros on day four. Pictures: Getty Images
30 September, 2020

Seven Australians feature on the Roland Garros day four schedule, including Daria Gavrilova and Astra Sharma in women's singles action.
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Vukic qualifies for Roland Garros
Aleksandar Vukic has qualified for the Roland Garros main draw. Picture: Getty Images
25 September, 2020

A Grand Slam debut is the reward for Australian Aleksandar Vukic after winning three qualifying matches in Paris this week.
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