PLAYER PROFILE

Olivia Rogowska

9
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
224
WTA
RANKING
  • Age26
  • Born 7 June 1991
  • Birth PlaceMelbourne, Victoria
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria
  • Height175 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachAndrew Mclean
  • Pro Since2007
FOLLOW
“I’ve been playing some really good tennis in the last couple of months. Even in practice I definitely notice that my level has improved so I knew a result wasn’t too far off.”

— Olivia Rogowska, 16 Oct 2016

» Rogowska breaks drought to claim Cairns title

On court

  • Started playing tennis aged five when father, Slavek, introduced her to the game.
  • First realised she was good enough to become pro when she won her first $25,000 ITF title (Sorrento) at age 17
  • Made here Grand Slam debut at the 2009 Australian Open as a wildcard
  • Achieved a top 150 WTA ranking in 2014 following titles in Launceston and Sacramento
  • Her dream is to play at all the Grand Slams tournaments
  • Favourite shot is her backhand and favourite surface is clay
  • Says the toughest opponent she’s faced is Li Na
  • Match she most wishes she could replay would be her 2009 US Open first round loss to world No.1 Dinara Safina (Rogowska lost 6-7(5) 6-2 6-4)

Off court

  • Speaks English and Polish
  • Player she most admires is former former world No.1 Steffi Graf
  • Favourite AFL team is St Kilda Football Club, favourite actor is Adam Sandler and favourite music genre is dance
  • Hobbies include playing the piano, soccer, practising yoga and reading
  • Her mother is Joanna and she has a sister, Sylvia.

Year-end singles ranking history

2016 279
2015 274
2014 131
2013 166
2012 114
2011 178
2010 211
2009 154
2008 491
2007 1129
2006 1052

Titles/Finals

Titles

2017 Cairns ITF

2016 Cairns ITF

2014 Launceston ITF, Sacramento ITF

2012 Burnie ITF, Rockhampton ITF, Esperance ITF

2011 Alice Springs ITF, Port Pirie ITF

2010 Darwin ITF

2009 Esperance ITF

2008 Sorrento ITF

Finals

2015 Campinas ITF

2013 Landisville ITF

2012 Sydney ITF, Port Pirie ITF, Margaret River ITF, Bendigo ITF

2011 Bundaberg ITF

2009 Kalgoorlie ITF, Bundaberg ITF

Olivia Rogowska in the news

Rogowska scores Australian Open qualifying wildcard
Olivia Rogowska in action during Australian Open 2017 qualifying; Getty Images
16 October, 2017

As the best-performed Australian player across the past four Pro Tour tournaments, Olivia Rogowska will receive a wildcard into the Australian Open 2018 qualifying draw.
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Rogowska secures second straight Cairns title
RogCairns
15 October, 2017

Victorian Olivia Rogowska takes her second consecutive Cairns title and adds another Australian Pro Tour title to her last month of tennis.
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Rogowska on a roll in Cairns
RogowskaCairns
13 October, 2017

Olivia Rogowska continues her strong form over the past month in reaching the semifinals at the Australian Pro Tour event in Cairns.
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Biggest movers: Birrell back on track
Kimberly Birrell
10 October, 2017

Following her first career Pro Tour in Brisbane, Kimberly Birrell has made a huge jump in the latest release of the WTA rankings.
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