Arina Rodionova

  • Age27
  • Born15 December 1989
  • Birth PlaceTambov, Russia
  • LivesMelbourne, Australia
  • Height168 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
“I've played her this year twice, and I lost both times 7-6 in the third, so I knew it was going to be a really hard and physical match.”

— Arina Rodionova, 26 Jul 2017

» Rodionova wins big in Nanchang

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



2016 Perth #2 ITF

2013 Perth ITF

2012 Bendigo ITF

2010 Burnie ITF

2009 Moscow ITF, Bukhara ITF

2006 Moscow ITF

2005 Minsk ITF 


2016 Port Pirie ITF, Lexington ITF

2014 Karuizawa ITF

Arina Rodionova in the news

Rodionova into first WTA quarterfinal
Arina Rodionova of Australia plays a forehand; Getty Images
3 hours ago

Arina Rodionova has continued her rich vein of form to advance to her first career WTA quarterfinal at the Jiangxi Open in Nanchang, China.
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Rodionova wins big in Nanchang
Arina Rodionova; Getty Images
26 July, 2017

Australia's Arina Rodionova upset No.5 seed and defending champion Duan Ying-Ying to advance to the second round of the WTA tournament in Nanchang, China.
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Aussies in action: Millman hits the US hard courts
John Millman celebrates a point during his third-round victory over Bjorn Fratangelo at the ATP Winston-Salem Open; Getty Images
24 July, 2017

Using a protected ranking, Queensland's John Millman will become the first Aussie to grace the North American hard courts this week as the build-up to the US Open begins.
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Biggest movers: Rodionova sets new high
NEW HIGH: Arina Rodionova has set a new career-best ranking after her Wimbledon performance; Getty Images
18 July, 2017

Arina Rodionova rises to a new career-high ranking after Wimbledon effort.
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