PLAYER PROFILE

Olivia Rogowska

  • Age27
  • Born 7 June 1991
  • Birth PlaceMelbourne, Victoria
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria
  • Height175 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachAndrew Mclean
  • Pro Since2007
FOLLOW
“I wanted to make it as tough as I could for her and that’s what I did really well”

— Olivia Rogowska, 3 Nov 2018

» All-Aussie final set for Canberra

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

2017 186
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

2018 Canberra ITF

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

Hives breaks through with Canberra win
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4 November, 2018

Zoe Hives defeats fourth seed Olivia Rogowska to take the Apis Canberra International, denying her fellow Victorian the chance to defend her title.
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Cabrera cruises in Bendigo
CabreraBendigo
23 October, 2018

The No.8 seed eases into the second round of the ITF $60,000 Bendigo International Pro Tour after defeating recent Toowoomba winner Zoe Hives.
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Rogowska ready for Cairns defence
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18 September, 2018

Victorian Olivia Rogowska is looking forward to the upcoming Australian Pro Tour as she hopes to replicate her outstanding form of last season. First up is Cairns.
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Polmans, Purcell, Fourlis progress in US Open qualifying
Marc Polmans; Getty Images
23 August, 2018

Young Aussies Marc Polmans and Max Purcell, regular doubles partners, won their first-round qualifying matches on Wednesday to advance at the US Open. Teenager Jaimee Fourlis…
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