PLAYER PROFILE

Arina Rodionova

  • Age29
  • Born15 December 1989
  • Birth PlaceTambov, Russia
  • LivesMelbourne, Australia
  • Height168 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachCara Black
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“I was really happy with my win yesterday so today I was like, let's see how it goes and I'm gonna actually enjoy the moment, because I had no expectations really today.”

— Arina Rodionova, 27 Jun 2019

» Rodionova on brink of Wimbledon main draw

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

2018 Granby ITF

2016 Port Pirie ITF, Lexington ITF

2014 Karuizawa ITF

Arina Rodionova in the news

Biggest movers: career-best marks for O’Connell, Inglis
Maddison Inglis (L) and Christopher O'Connell (Getty Images)
15 October, 2019

Continued success for Christopher O'Connell and Maddison Inglis has seen the Australian duo hit career-high rankings this week.
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Aussies in action: Asian swing continues
ONE TO WATCH: Alex de Minaur is competing in an ATP Masters 1000 event in Shanghai this week; Getty Images
7 October, 2019

John Millman and Alex de Minaur lead Aussie charge in Shanghai this week, while a strong contingent of Australian women are competing in Tianjin.
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Biggest movers: Stosur returns to top 100
Sam Stosur in action during the WTA Guangzhou Open final (Getty Images)
23 September, 2019

Sam Stosur's jump to world No.92 puts her on track for a 16th consecutive top-100 season, while Christopher O'Connell cracks the top 200.
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Aussies in action: Hon qualifies in Seoul
PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 28: Priscilla Hon of Australia during her ladies singles first round match against Timea Babos of Hungary during Day three of the 2019 French Open at Roland Garros on May 28, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
16 September, 2019

Priscilla Hon joins Ajla Tomljanovic in the main draw in Seoul, while Sam Stosur has been awarded a wildcard into the WTA event in Guangzhou.
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