PLAYER PROFILE

Arina Rodionova

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AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
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WTA
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  • Age28
  • Born15 December 1989
  • Birth PlaceTambov, Russia
  • LivesMelbourne, Australia
  • Height168 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachCara Black
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“I’ll just keep fighting for every point, and even though it’s not the best tennis, sometimes you figure out a way to win when you're not playing your best.”

— Arina Rodionova, 12 Dec 2017

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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

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

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

2016 Port Pirie ITF, Lexington ITF

2014 Karuizawa ITF

Arina Rodionova in the news

Patterson and Aiava to battle for AO wildcard
Tammi Patterson in action during the Australian Open 2018 Play-off at Melbourne Park; Getty Images
16 December, 2017

Tammi Patterson upset top seed Arina Rodionova on Saturday to book her place in the Australian Play-off final, where she'll meet No.2 seed Destanee Aiava.
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Top four seeds in AO Play-off semifinals
Destanee Aiava in action at the Australian Open Play-off; Getty Images
14 December, 2017

The women's semifinals are set at the Australian Open Play-off, with Destanee Aiava to face Kimberly Birrell and No.1 seed Arina Rodionova to take on Tammi Patterson.
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Rodionova overcomes tough Tomic test
Arina Rodionova in action at the Australian Open 2018 Play-off; Elizabeth Xue Bai
12 December, 2017

Top seed Arina Rodionova was pushed to two tight sets by Sara Tomic in the first round of the Australian Open Play-off, while Kimberly Birrell ousted 2015 winner Maddison Inglis.
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Rodionova, Aiava headline AO Play-off draw
Arina Rodionova will contest the US Open main draw for the first time after winning the Australian women's wildcard play-off in New Haven; Getty Images
10 December, 2017

Arina Rodionova and Destanee Aiava are seeded to meet in the final of the women's Australian Open Play-off while in the men's event, Omar Jasika will look to go…
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