PLAYER PROFILE

Arina Rodionova

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AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
103
WTA
RANKING
  • Age34
  • 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; best result was reaching the quarterfinals at Australian Open 2016 with sister Anastasia
  • Made Fed Cup debut in 2016 against Slovakia
  • Saved seven match points to defeat No.16 seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the first round of Wimbledon 2017
  • Reached ITF 100K finals on grass in Nottingham (2021) and Surbiton (2022), the biggest singles finals of her career
  • Underwent wrist surgery in 2022 and was sidelined for six months
  • In 2023, won 10th professional singles title at the Australian Pro Tour event in Swan Hill, her first singles title in four years
  • Claimed a career-high seven ITF singles titles during a resurgent 2023 season
  • Became Australia’s top-ranked woman in singles during December 2023
  • Broke into the world’s top 100 in singles in February 2024. At age 34, Rodionova became the oldest woman to achieve this feat in WTA Tour history

Off court

  • Sister Anastasia also played professional tennis; their father Ivan is a tennis coach while mother Natalia is a homemaker
  • Granted Australian citizenship in January 2014
  • Married AFL footballer Ty Vickery in Melbourne in December 2015
  • 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

2023 148
2022 297
2021 152
2020 168
2019 203
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

Arina Rodionova in the news

Nine Australian players receive direct entry into Roland Garros 2024
Alex de Minaur during the Monte Carlo Masters. Picture: Getty Images
17 April, 2024

World No.11 Alex de Minaur will lead the Australian men's charge in Paris this year, as part of the strongest Aussie contingent of direct acceptances in 25 years.
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Aussie weekly wrap: Kokkinakis returns to winners’ circle
Thanasi Kokkinakis clinched his sixth career ATP Challenger singles title this week,
15 April, 2024

Thanasi Kokkinakis soars back into the world's top 100 after clinching an ATP Challenger singles title in America.
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Team Australia rallies behind injured compatriot Hunter
Daria Saville of Australia celebrates with Storm Hunter after beating Marcela Zacarias of Mexico during the Billie Jean King Cup Qualifier tie at Pat Rafter Arena on Friday. Photo: Getty Images
12 April, 2024

Daria Saville, Arina Rodionova and Sam Stosur hail teammate Storm Hunter's support ahead of Day Two of their Billie Jean King Cup Qualifier against Mexico.
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Saville, Rodionova lift Australia to 2-0 lead over Mexico at Brisbane
Australia's Daria Saville races past Marcela Zacarias of Mexico during the Billie Jean King Cup Qualifier tie at Pat Rafter Arena. Photo: Getty Images
12 April, 2024

Daria Saville needed under an hour to post victory while Arina Rodionova did it the hard way at Pat Rafter Arena for her first win in the competition.
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