Arina Rodionova

  • Age34
  • Born15 December 1989
  • Birth PlaceTambov, Russia
  • LivesMelbourne, Australia
  • Height168 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachCara Black
“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

» Titles for Rodionova, Sanders, Duckworth

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

Maddison Inglis continues magical qualifying run at Wimbledon 2024
Maddison Inglis. Picture: Tennis Australia
27 June, 2024

Maddison Inglis is one of three Australians to progress to the final round in the Wimbledon 2024 women's qualifying singles competition.
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Gadecki begins Wimbledon 2024 qualifying quest with top-100 win
Olivia Gadecki. Picture: Getty Images
25 June, 2024

Olivia Gadecki recorded one of the biggest wins of her career in the opening round of the Wimbledon 2024 women's qualifying singles competition.
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Ten Australian women set for Wimbledon 2024 qualifying challenge
Arina Rodionova. Picture: Getty Images
24 June, 2024

World No.101 Arina Rodionova is among nine Australians contesting the Wimbledon 2024 women's qualifying singles competition.
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Vukic, Popyrin claim bragging rights in all-Aussie battles
Alexei Popyrin and Aleksandar Vukic have advanced in ‘s-Hertogenbosch
12 June, 2024

Alexei Popyrin and Aleksandar Vukic have made strong starts to their respective grass-court seasons, scoring victories over fellow Australians.
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