PLAYER PROFILE

Arina Rodionova

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AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
153
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

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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

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

Aussie women set for US Open wildcard play-off  
Arina Rodionova; Getty Images
16 August, 2018

Arina Rodionova, Olivia Rogowska, Lizette Cabrera, Priscilla Hon, Jaimee Fourlis, Astra Sharma, Ellen Perez and Abbie Myers will this weekend battle for a wildcard into the US…
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Doubles delight in Canada for Barty, Peers
Ash Barty and Demi Schuurs (L) triumphed in Montreal after John Peers and Henri Kontinen (R) won in Toronto; Getty Images
13 August, 2018

Ash Barty and John Peers have scooped prestigious doubles titles in Canada, with Barty partnering Demi Schuurs to victory in Montreal after Peers combined with Henri Kontinen to…
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Doubles glory for Smith in Atlanta
John Patrick Smith (R) and Nicholas Monroe pose with their trophy after winning the ATP doubles title in Atlanta; Getty Images
30 July, 2018

Combining with American Nicholas Monroe, John-Patrick Smith captured his first career ATP doubles title on Sunday at the Atlanta Open.
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Aussie women out of Wimbledon qualifying
Lizette Cabrera in action during the Wimbledon qualifying event at Roehampton; Getty Images
28 June, 2018

Lizette Cabrera, Arina Rodionova and Priscilla Hon all fought hard yet went down in the second round of the Wimbledon qualifying event at Roehampton on Wednesday.
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