PLAYER PROFILE

Arina Rodionova

6
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
151
WTA
RANKING
  • Age31
  • 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
  • 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

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

Ranking movers: Aussies on the rise after US Open
Storm Sanders, Max Purcell, Sam Stosur and John Peers have all improved their rankings after strong performances at the US Open. Pictures: Getty Images
14 September, 2021

Several Australians have made significant ranking rises after strong performances at the US Open.
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Purcell advances to US Open mixed doubles semifinals
Max Purcell at the US Open. Picture: Getty Images
7 September, 2021

Four Australian players scored wins on day eight at the US Open, including Max Purcell in the quarterfinals of the mixed doubles competition.
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US Open 2021: Major champs lead Aussie charge on day eight
John Peers and Sam Stosur leading the Aussie charge on day eight at the US Open. Pictures: Getty Images
6 September, 2021

There are six Australians scheduled to compete on day eight in New York, including Grand Slam champions John Peers and Sam Stosur.
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Four Aussies advance to US Open doubles quarterfinals
Matthew Ebden, Storm Sanders, Max Purcell and Ellen Perez are all enjoying career-best US Open doubles runs. Picture: Getty Images
6 September, 2021

Australians Matthew Ebden, Storm Sanders, Max Purcell and Ellen Perez are all enjoying career-best doubles runs at this year's US Open.
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