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Arina Rodionova

  • Age29
  • Born15 December 1989
  • Birth PlaceTambov, Russia
  • LivesMelbourne, Australia
  • Height168 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachCara Black
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“I was really happy with my win yesterday so today I was like, let's see how it goes and I'm gonna actually enjoy the moment, because I had no expectations really today.”

— Arina Rodionova, 27 Jun 2019

» Rodionova on brink of Wimbledon main draw

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

2018 Granby ITF

2016 Port Pirie ITF, Lexington ITF

2014 Karuizawa ITF

Arina Rodionova in the news

US Open: Cabrera, Fourlis, Hon reach qualifying final round
Lizette Cabrera in action during the final of the ITF 80K title in Granby, Canada (photo: Sarah-Jäde Champagne/Tennis Canada)
22 August, 2019

Australians Lizette Cabrera, Jaimee Fourlis and Priscilla Hon each stand just one win away from the US Open main draw.
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Hives, Perez, Santillan advance in US Open qualifying
Zoe Hives (Getty Images)
21 August, 2019

Wins to Zoe Hives and Ellen Perez mean seven Australian women are through to the second round of US Open qualifying, while Akira Santillan also progressed on Tuesday.
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Biggest movers: Inglis cracks top 200
Maddison Inglis (Getty Images)
20 August, 2019

Maddison Inglis' breakthrough 2019 has continued with the West Australian this week entering the WTA top 200.
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Aussie women thrive in US Open qualifying
Priscilla Hon (Getty Images)
20 August, 2019

Australia's women have gone five-from-five on the opening day of US Open qualifying, with Priscilla Hon, Lizette Cabrera, Maddison Inglis, Arina Rodionova and Jaimee Fourlis…
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