Arina Rodionova

  • Age33
  • 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 five ITF singles titles during a resurgent 2023 season

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

Aussie weekly wrap: Tomljanovic captures biggest singles title of her career
Ajla Tomljanovic celebrates her title victory in Brazil.
26 November, 2023

Australian Ajla Tomljanovic had a week to remember, winning her first singles title in more than 10 years at a WTA 125 tournament in Brazil.
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Ranking movers: Ebden rises to world No.4 in doubles
Australian Matt Ebden in action. Picture: Getty Images
13 November, 2023

Australian Matt Ebden makes his top-five debut in the latest ATP World Tour doubles rankings.
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Aussie weekly wrap: Promising Australian teens scoop ITF titles
Rising Aussie teens Edward Winter and Stefani Webb both won ITF titles this week.
12 November, 2023

Rising teens Edward Winter and Stefani Webb were among four Australians to win ITF titles this week.
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Birrell, Hunter end season as Australia’s top-ranked women
Kimberly Birrell and Storm Hunter are Australia's top-ranked women.
7 November, 2023

Kimberly Birrell finishes the 2023 season as the top-ranked Australian in singles, while Storm Hunter is the world's top-ranked doubles player.
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