PLAYER PROFILE

Arina Rodionova

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AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
131
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

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

2016 Port Pirie ITF, Lexington ITF

2014 Karuizawa ITF

Arina Rodionova in the news

Top of the class? Aussies’ report card for Q1
Ash Barty in action at Australian Open 2018, where she reached the third round; Getty Images
10 April, 2018

With the first three months of the season complete, we take a look at how the top Aussie players have fared in the first quarter, and what lies ahead for the claycourt season.
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Kyrgios hoping to rebound in Miami
Nick Kyrgios; Getty Images
20 March, 2018

Forced out of Indian Wells with an ongoing elbow injury, Nick Kyrgios is the 17th seed this fortnight at the Miami Open, where the past two years he's reached the semifinals.
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Miami Open: Barty, Gavrilova land in tough section
Ash Barty and Daria Gavrilova
19 March, 2018

Seeded Aussies Ash Barty and Daria Gavrilova could meet in the fourth round of the Miami Open - but first they must deal with numerous threats in the draw.
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Barty, Gavrilova dealt tough Indian Wells draws
Ash Barty; Getty Images
6 March, 2018

16th seed Ash Barty faces a tough path to the Indian Wells title, as does fellow Aussie Daria Gavrilova, the No.26 seed. Sam Stosur is also in the 96-player main draw.
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