Arina Rodionova

  • Age30
  • Born15 December 1989
  • Birth PlaceTambov, Russia
  • LivesMelbourne, Australia
  • Height168 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachCara Black
“I couldn't dream of a present like this. It's something amazing. I really was afraid to even think this might happen.”

— Arina Rodionova, 15 Dec 2019

» Arina Rodionova wins AO Play-off

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
  • Upset No.5 seed and defending champion Duan Ying-Ying in the first round of the Jiangxi Open
  • 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

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



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 


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

Tomljanovic ousted by Muguruza at Australian Open
Ajla Tomljanovic at the Australian Open; Getty Images
23 January, 2020

It was a tough day for Aussie women at the Australian Open, with Ajla Tomljanovic, Priscilla Hon and Arina Rodionova all eliminated in the second round.
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Tomljanovic powers into Australian Open second round
MOVING ON: Ajla Tomljanovic fires a forehand during her first round win at Australian Open 2020. Picture: Getty Images
21 January, 2020

Ajla Tomljanovic records a straight-sets win over No.31 seed Anastasija Sevastova before Arina Rodionova and Priscilla Hon join her in round two at AO2020.
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Aussies set for Australian Open 2020
John Millman in action at the ATP event in Auckland. (Getty Images)
19 January, 2020

On the eve of the Australian Open, several of Australia's main-draw hopes spoke to the media as they prepare for their 2020 campaigns at Melbourne Park.
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Barty posts comeback win in Adelaide
Ash Barty progresses to the quarterfinals of the Adelaide International; Getty images
14 January, 2020

Ash Barty is the first player to reach the Adelaide International quarterfinals, while Arina Rodionva scores an upset win over the higher-ranked Sloane Stephens.
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