PLAYER PROFILE

Arina Rodionova

6
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
173
WTA
RANKING
  • Age32
  • 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
  • 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

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

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

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, Liuzhou 60K ITF

2018 Granby ITF

2016 Port Pirie ITF, Lexington ITF

2014 Karuizawa ITF

Arina Rodionova in the news

Barty set for next challenge at Australian Open 2022
Ash Barty at AO 2022. Picture: Tennis Australia
10 hours ago

There have been plenty of reasons to smile so far for world No.1 Ash Barty, who is one of 19 Australians competing on day five, at Australian Open 2022.
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Local hopes starring in Australian Open 2022 women’s doubles competition
Aussie wildcards Lizette Cabrera and Priscilla Hon celebrate their first-round win at AO 2022. Picture: Getty Images
23 hours ago

Eight Australians, including Lizette Cabrera and Priscilla Hon, have progressed to the second round in the Australian Open 2022 women's doubles competition.
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Aussies embracing opportunities on day four at AO 2022
Sam Stosur and Nick Kyrgios lead the Aussie charge on day four at AO 2022. Pictures: Getty Images
20 January, 2022

Sam Stosur and Nick Kyrgios are among 22 Australian players scheduled to compete on day four at Australian Open 2022.
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Aussies progress in Australian Open 2022 women’s doubles action
Sam Stosur at AO 2022. Picture: Getty Images
19 January, 2022

Sam Stosur was among five Australian players to record an Australian Open 2022 women's doubles first-round win today.
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