PLAYER PROFILE

Arina Rodionova

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AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
165
WTA
RANKING
  • Age27
  • Born15 December 1989
  • Birth PlaceTambov, Russia
  • LivesMelbourne, Australia
  • Height168 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
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“I needed some painkillers before every match like most of the players here do It's OK to get through the matches but I'm not able to load on serves in practice, so that's obviously showed up (in the loss to Konjuh).”

— Arina Rodionova, 30 May 2016

» Rodionova to have scans on shoulder

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
  • Rose to a career-high ranking of No.157 in May 2010; in doubles, achieved a career-best ranking of No.72 in July 2010
  • Has contested the main draw in doubles at all four Grand Slam events

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

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

Aussies bow out of French Open qualifying
Sam Groth; Getty Images
24 May, 2017

Marc Polmans is the only Australian remaining in French Open qualifying after a forgettable day for the green-and-gold on Tuesday at Roland Garros.
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Wallace v Fourlis in wildcard final
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 01:  Isabelle Wallace plays a backhand in her girls's singles match against Varvara Flink of Russia on day eight of the French Open at Roland Garros on June 1, 2014 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
21 May, 2017

Isabelle Wallace and Jaimee Fourlis will battle for a French Open main draw wildcard after comfortably coming through their semifinal matches on Saturday at Roland Garros.
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Fourlis, Cabrera open play-off with wins
Jaimee Fourlis in action during the Australian Open 2017 Play-off final at Melbourne Park; Elizabeth Xue Bai
19 May, 2017

Jaimee Fourlis and Lizette Cabrera advanced to the final four of the French Open Women's Wildcard Play-off with victories on Friday at Roland Garros.
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Rodionova, Lorbergs bow out in Mildura
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9 March, 2017

Top seed Arina Rodionova has been defeated in the second round at the ITF $25,000 event in Mildura, while impressive Victorian qualifier Genevieve Lorbergs also fell.
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