PLAYER PROFILE

Arina Rodionova

8
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
148
WTA
RANKING
  • Age30
  • 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

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

Titles for Rodionova, Sanders, Duckworth
Storm Sanders (L) and Arina Rodionova celebrate their doubles title at the WTA event in Hua Hin. (photo: GSB Thailand Open presented by E@)
17 February, 2020

Arina Rodionova and Storm Sanders have combined for the WTA doubles title in Hua Hin while James Duckworth won his 11th career ATP Challenger title in Bengaluru.
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Hua Hin: Sanders takes positives from Svitolina loss
Storm Sanders in action at the WTA Thailand Open in Hua Hin. (photo: GSB Thailand Open presented by E@)
14 February, 2020

Top seed Elina Svitolina was too good for Storm Sanders in Thursday night at the WTA event in Hua Hin, but the Australian had plenty of reasons to be optimistic about her singles…
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Sanders into WTA Hua Hin last 16
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 14: Abbie Myers of New South Wales plays a forehand in her Woman's Singles 2019 Australian Open Wildcard Play-Off Semi-Final match against Storm Sanders of Western Australia at Melbourne Park on December 14, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mike Owen/Getty Images for Tennis Australia)
11 February, 2020

Storm Sanders has equalled the best tour-level result of her career with a first-round victory at the WTA event in Hua Hin on Monday.
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Duckworth eyes career high as other Aussies return
James Duckworth competes in Pune, India; Getty Images
10 February, 2020

As James Duckworth returns to career-best form, other Australians are targeting success at various tour events this week.
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