PLAYER PROFILE

Olivia Rogowska

8
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
265
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

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

Fourlis ready for Aussie swing
FourlisPenrith
18 September, 2017

Teenager Jaimee Fourlis enters the ITF $25,000 event in Penrith after two Grand Slam main draw appearances this year and Year 12 exams just ahead.
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Rodionova v Cabrera in US Open play-off final
Lizette Cabrera; Getty Images
20 August, 2017

Arina Rodionova and Lizette Cabrera will battle for a US Open main-draw wildcard when they face off in Sunday's final at New Haven.
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US Open Wildcard playoff: Aiava, Cabrera advance
Destanee Aiava has set up a semifinal clash with Arina Rodionova in the US Open wildcard playoff. Photo: Getty Images
19 August, 2017

Destanee Aiava will play Arina Rodionova, while Olivia Rogowska will meet Lizette Cabrera in the US Open wildcard playoff semifinals.
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Eight Aussies set for US Open wildcard play-off
Arina Rodionova; Getty Images
15 August, 2017

Eight Australian women will this week in New Haven compete for a US Open main draw wildcard.
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