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

Biggest movers: Cabrera, Hon rise after Hong Kong wins
Lizette Cabrera (L) and Priscilla Hon were WTA quarterfinalists in Guangzhou and Seoul respectively; Getty Images
17 October, 2017

After more success on the WTA tour, Lizette Cabrera and Priscilla Hon continued their rise up the rankings thanks to impressive showings last week in Hong Kong.
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Kyrgios, Gavrilova set for European indoor events
WINNING START: Nick Kyrgios is through to the China Open second round; Getty Images
16 October, 2017

Nick Kyrgios is the third seed at this week's ATP European Open in Antwerp while Daria Gavrilova heads to her original homeland for the WTA Kremlin Cup in Moscow.
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Tough losses for Rodionova, Tomljanovic
Arina Rodionova; Getty Images
12 October, 2017

Arina Rodionova went down in three sets in the opening round of the WTA Tianjin Open while Ajla Tomljanovic missed match points in her second-round loss in Linz.
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Seven Aussies in Asian action
Jordan Thompson has qualified for the ATP Shanghai Rolex Masters; Getty Images
9 October, 2017

Jordan Thompson, Arina Rodionova and Priscilla Hon have qualified for ATP and WTA events in Asia this week, boosting the number of Aussies in action this week to seven.
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