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Arina Rodionova

Arina Rodionova
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Rodionova at the 2015 French Open
Full nameArina Ivanovna Rodionova
Country (sports) Russia (2004-2014)
 Australia (2014-present)
ResidenceMelbourne, Australia
Born (1989-12-15) 15 December 1989 (age 32)
Tambov, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned pro2004[1]
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 1,802,195
Official websiterodionova.com
Singles
Career record427-395 (51.9%)
Career titles9 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 116 (23 October 2017)
Current rankingNo. 152 (6 December 2021)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2020)
French Open1R (2016)
Wimbledon2R (2017)
US Open2R (2017)
Doubles
Career record406-279 (59.3%)
Career titles1 WTA, 1 WTA 125, 39 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 41 (27 July 2015)
Current rankingNo. 65 (6 December 2021)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (2016)
French Open3R (2015)
Wimbledon2R (2011, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2021)
US Open3R (2021)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (2021)
Wimbledon3R (2021)
Team competitions
Fed Cup0-2
Last updated on: 9 December 2021.

Arina Ivanovna Rodionova (Russian: ; born 15 December 1989) is a Russian-born Australian tennis player.

Rodionova has won nine singles and 39 doubles titles on the ITF Circuit. In 2007, she won the Australian Open girls' doubles title, partnering Evgeniya Rodina. On 23 October 2017, she reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 116. On 27 July 2015, she peaked at No. 41 in the doubles rankings.

Elder sister Anastasia is also a tennis professional, and the two sisters have intermittently contested doubles tournaments together with modest success. Their most notable achievement as a team came at the 2010 Malaysian Open, in which they reached the final before losing to Chan Yung-jan and Zheng Jie in a super tie-break.

Career

Rodionova made her debut as a professional in 2004 at an ITF event in Protvino, Russia. In 2005, she won a title in Minsk, followed by another win in Moscow the following year. In 2008, she finished as a runner-up in an ITF event in Istanbul. In 2009, Rodionova won two ITF titles in singles and eight in doubles.

In 2010, Rodionova defeated Jarmila Groth in the final of a $25k tournament in Burnie. In doubles, she advanced to the final of the WTA Tour-level Malaysian Open with her sister Anastasia. Although they defeated No. 1 seeds Alisa Kleybanova and Yan Zi along the way, the sisters lost the final match to Chan Yung-jan and Zheng Jie in close three sets.

At the 2011 Australian Open, Rodionova equalled her career-best showing at a Grand Slam tournament by qualifying for the main draw. She lost in the first round to fellow qualifier Anne Keothavong, 5-7, 4-6. She then won a $50k event in May in Prague, partnering Darya Kustova. She qualified for the Aegon Classic, and won her first-round match against Virginie Razzano. She then notched the biggest win of her career by defeating No. 1 seed and world No. 16 Kaia Kanepi in the second round. She lost to the 14th seed Magdaléna Rybáriková in the third round. At Wimbledon, Rodionova barely missed out on qualifying for the main draw by losing to Kristýna Plí?ková in three sets. She achieved very modest results through much of the rest of the year, losing in the first or second round of most tournaments she entered.

Rodionova in 2010
Rodionova in 2014

In 2012, Rodionova lost in the qualifying rounds of the Sydney International and the Australian Open. She then lost in the quarterfinals of a $25k event in Burnie. She then competed in two more ITF events - losing in the second and first round, respectively. She picked up form in ITF Mildura, reaching the semifinals. Rodionova then competed in three more tournaments, losing in the second round of all three. She then failed to qualify in Copenhagen. Her best result of the year came at the WTA Tour clay-court event Morocco Open. She defeated Darija Jurak, Karolína Plí?ková, and world No. 108 Mathilde Johansson to qualify for the main draw. Each match lasted three sets. She took on Timea Bacsinszky in the first round, started well by winning the first set 6-2, but was forced to retire due a severe wrist injury she sustained while trailing 0-4 in the second set. She was also forced to withdraw from the doubles competition, where she and Anastasia were the No. 1 seeds. She missed a big part of the clay-court season to recover from the injury. Rodionova returned in July; she was only able to make it past the first round in one of five ITF tournaments. However, she had a great result in Las Vegas, where she reached the semifinals. Following three more early exits in tournaments, she reached the final of a $25k event in Traralgon, and followed this up by winning her next tournament in Bendigo. She finished the year with two more early-round losses in Toyota and Dubai.

World TeamTennis

Rodionova has played six seasons of World TeamTennis. In 2011, Rodionova was drafted by the Washington Kastles WTT Team, coached by Murphy Jensen. As a result of their 14-match win undefeated regular season, the Kastles secured the top seed in the Conference Championships where they beat the Boston Lobsters. In the WTT Finals the Kastles defeated the St. Louis Aces to capture the 2011 WTT Championship for the second time in its four-year existence, completing the first ever 16-0 season in WTT 36-year history. Rodionova was named "Female Rookie of the Year" just prior to the Championship match and later WTT Finals MVP. She continued to play for the Kastles from 2012-2015, and joined the San Diego Aviators for a season in 2019. It was announced she will be joining the Washington Kastles during the 2020 WTT season set to begin July 12 at The Greenbrier.[2]

Personal life

Arina Rodionova was born to Ivan and Natalia Rodionova and lives in Melbourne with her sister Anastasia.[1][3] She began playing tennis aged three, "I began playing tennis when I was almost three years old. And why exactly tennis? There wasn't any choice for me with my dad being a coach and my sister a professional tennis player, but in the end I think it's worked well!"[1] Rodionova cites Martina Hingis as her role model, and also admires Justine Henin and Bob and Mike Bryan.[3] She prefers hard courts and forehand as a shot.[3]

Rodionova received Australian citizenship in January 2014 and married Australian rules footballer Ty Vickery in December 2015.[4]

Grand Slam performance timelines

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# DNQ A Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS P NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic/Paralympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (P) postponed; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Singles

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 SR W-L
Australian Open Q3 A Q2 1R Q1 Q3 Q1 1R Q3 1R Q1 Q1 2R 1R Q2 0 / 5 1-5
French Open A A Q2 Q1 A A A A 1R Q1 Q1 Q1 Q2 Q1 0 / 1 0-1
Wimbledon A A Q1 Q3 A A A A A 2R Q2 1R NH Q3 0 / 2 1-2
US Open Q1 A Q3 Q1 A Q1 Q2 A Q2 2R Q2 Q2 1R Q1 0 / 2 1-2
Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-1 2-3 0-0 0-1 1-2 0-1 0-0 0 / 10 3-10

Doubles

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 SR W-L
Australian Open A A 2R 1R 1R 2R QF 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R 0 / 10 7-10
French Open 1R A A A A 3R 1R A A A A 1R 0 / 4 2-4
Wimbledon 1R 2R A A 2R 2R A 1R 2R 2R NH 2R 0 / 8 6-8
US Open 1R A A A A 1R 1R 1R A A 1R 3R 0 / 6 2-6
Win-Loss 0-3 1-1 1-1 0-1 1-2 4-4 3-3 0-3 1-2 1-2 1-2 4-4 0-0 0 / 28 17-28

WTA career finals

Doubles: 7 (1 title, 6 runner-ups)

Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Feb 2010 Malaysian Open International Hard (i) Australia Anastasia Rodionova Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
China Zheng Jie
7-6(7-4), 2-6, [7-10]
Loss 0-2 Sep 2014 Hong Kong Open, China SAR International Hard Austria Patricia Mayr-Achleitner Czech Republic Karolína Plí?ková
Czech Republic Kristýna Plí?ková
2-6, 6-2, [10-12]
Loss 0-3 Mar 2015 Monterrey Open, Mexico International Hard Australia Anastasia Rodionova Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
Poland Alicja Rosolska
3-6, 6-2, [3-10]
Loss 0-4 Feb 2017 Hungarian Ladies Open International Hard (i) Kazakhstan Galina Voskoboeva Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
Georgia (country) Oksana Kalashnikova
3-6, 6-4, [4-10]
Loss 0-5 Jul 2017 Jiangxi Open, China International Hard Russia Alla Kudryavtseva China Jiang Xinyu
China Tang Qianhui
3-6, 2-6
Loss 0-6 Jun 2019 Nottingham Open, UK International Grass Australia Ellen Perez United States Desirae Krawczyk
Mexico Giuliana Olmos
6-7(5-7), 5-7
Win 1-6 Feb 2020 Hua Hin Championships, Thailand International Hard Australia Storm Sanders Austria Barbara Haas
Australia Ellen Perez
6-3, 6-3

WTA 125 tournament finals

Doubles: 1 (title)

Result Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win Nov 2014 Ningbo International Open, China Hard Ukraine Olga Savchuk China Han Xinyun
China Zhang Kailin
4-6, 7-6(2), [10-6]

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 19 (9 titles, 10 runner-ups)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments (0-1)
$50/60,000 tournaments (0-4)
$25,000 tournaments (7-5)
$10,000 tournaments (2-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Apr 2005 ITF Minsk, Belarus 10,000 Carpet (i) Belarus Aleksandra Malyarchikova 6-0, 6-2
Win 2-0 Aug 2006 ITF Moscow, Russia 10,000 Clay Russia Yuliya Kalabina 3-6, 6-2, 6-1
Loss 2-1 Jun 2008 ITF Istanbul, Turkey 25,000 Hard Germany Stephanie Gehrlein 2-6, 3-6
Win 3-1 May 2009 ITF Moscow, Russia 25,000 Clay Russia Anastasia Poltoratskaya 7-6(4), 6-4
Win 4-1 Jun 2009 ITF Bukhara, Uzbekistan 25,000 Hard Austria Nikola Hofmanova 6-3, 6-2
Win 5-1 Feb 2010 Burnie International, Australia 25,000 Hard Australia Jarmila Gajdo?ová 6-1, 6-0
Loss 5-2 Oct 2012 ITF Traralgon, Australia 25,000 Hard Australia Ashleigh Barty 2-6, 3-6
Win 6-2 Nov 2012 Bendigo International, Australia 25,000 Hard Australia Olivia Rogowska 6-4, 7-5
Win 7-2 Oct 2013 ITF Perth, Australia 25,000 Hard United States Irina Falconi 7-5, 6-4
Loss 7-3 May 2014 ITF Karuizawa, Japan 25,000 Grass South Korea Jang Su-jeong 3-6, 4-6
Win 8-3 Feb 2016 ITF Perth, Australia 25,000 Hard Belarus Aryna Sabalenka 6-1, 6-1
Loss 8-4 Feb 2016 ITF Port Pirie, Australia 25,000 Hard Austria Barbara Haas 4-6, 7-5, 4-6
Loss 8-5 Jul 2016 Lexington Challenger, United States 50,000 Hard Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek 0-6, 6-2, 2-6
Loss 8-6 Feb 2017 Burnie International, Australia 50,000 Hard United States Asia Muhammad 2-6, 1-6
Win 9-6 Apr 2018 ITF Óbidos, Portugal 25,000 Carpet Turkey Pemra Özgen 6-3, 6-2
Loss 9-7 Jul 2018 Challenger de Granby, Canada 60,000 Hard Israel Julia Glushko 4-6, 3-6
Loss 9-8 Jun 2019 ITF Santa Margarida de Montbui, Spain 25,000 Hard Bulgaria Elitsa Kostova 5-7, 3-6
Loss 9-9 Nov 2019 Liuzhou Open, China 60,000 Hard China Zhu Lin 6-2, 0-6, 1-6
Loss 9-10 Jun 2021 Nottingham Trophy, United Kingdom 100,000 Grass Belgium Alison Van Uytvanck 0-6, 4-6

Doubles: 51 (39 titles, 12 runner-ups)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments (0-2)
$75/80,000 tournaments (2-0)
$50/60,000 tournaments (17-3)
$25,000 tournaments (19-7)
$10,000 tournaments (1-0)

Junior Grand Slam finals

Girls' doubles: 1 (title)

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2007 Australian Open Hard Russia Evgeniya Rodina United States Julia Cohen
Poland Urszula Radwa?ska
2-6, 6-3, 6-1

Notes

References

  1. ^ a b c Official Biography of Arina Rodionova
  2. ^ "World TeamTennis Adds Stars Tiafoe, Puig, Roanic, Bouchard, & Sock As Rosters Set For 2020". WTT.com. 16 June 2020.
  3. ^ a b c WTA Tour | Players | Info (Biography) | Arina Rodionova
  4. ^ "Tennis player Arina Rodionova to play qualifier before wedding all in one day". Retrieved 2019.

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