Arina Rodionova

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

Arina Rodionova
Арина Родионова
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Rodionova at the 2019 Wimbledon Qualifying
Full nameArina Ivanovna Rodionova
Country (sports) Russia (2004–2014)
 Australia (2014–present)
ResidenceMelbourne, Australia
Born (1989-12-15) 15 December 1989 (age 30)
Tambov, Soviet Union
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned pro2004[1]
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,420,898
Official websiterodionova.com
Singles
Career record408–366 (52.7%)
Career titles9 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 116 (23 October 2017)
Current rankingNo. 152 (16 March 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2020)
French Open1R (2016)
Wimbledon2R (2017)
US Open2R (2017)
Doubles
Career record387–258 (60.0%)
Career titles1 WTA, 37 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 41 (27 July 2015)
Current rankingNo. 69 (16 March 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (2016)
French Open3R (2015)
Wimbledon2R (2011, 2014, 2015, 2018)
US Open1R (2010, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2020)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Wimbledon1R (2015)
Team competitions
Fed Cup0–2
Last updated on: 5 May 2020.

Rodionova has won nine singles and 37 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.

CareerEdit

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 $25,000 tournament in Burnie. In doubles, she advanced to the final of the WTA-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 $50,000 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 Plíšková 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 Apia International Sydney and the Australian Open. She then lost in the quarterfinals of a $25,000 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 clay event Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem. She defeated Darija Jurak, Karolína Plíšková, 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 $25,000 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 TeamTennisEdit

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 lifeEdit

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 timelinesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (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.

SinglesEdit

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 SR W–L
Australian Open Q3 A Q2 1R Q1 Q3 Q1 1R Q3 1R Q1 Q1 2R 0 / 4 1–4
French Open A A Q2 Q1 A A A A 1R Q1 Q1 Q1 0 / 1 0–1
Wimbledon A A Q1 Q3 A A A A A 2R Q2 1R NH 0 / 2 1–2
US Open Q1 A Q3 Q1 A Q1 Q2 A Q2 2R Q2 Q2 1R 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 / 9 3–9

DoublesEdit

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 SR W–L
Australian Open A A 2R 1R 1R 2R QF 1R 1R 1R 2R 0 / 9 6–9
French Open 1R A A A A 3R 1R A A A 0 / 3 2–3
Wimbledon 1R 2R A A 2R 2R A 1R 2R 2R NH 0 / 7 5–7
US Open 1R A A A A 1R 1R 1R A A 1R 0 / 5 0–5
Win–Loss 0–3 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–2 4–4 3–3 0–3 1–2 1–2 1–2 0 / 24 13–24
Career statistics
Year-end ranking 95 121 109 151 65 56 82 88 96 97

WTA career finalsEdit

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

Legend
Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (1–6)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Feb 2010 Malaysian Open,
Malaysia
International Hard (i)   Anastasia Rodionova   Chan Yung-jan
  Zheng Jie
7–6(7–4), 2–6, [7–10]
Loss 0–2 Sep 2014 Hong Kong Open,
China SAR
International Hard   Patricia Mayr-Achleitner   Karolína Plíšková
  Kristýna Plíšková
2–6, 6–2, [10–12]
Loss 0–3 Mar 2015 Monterrey Open,
Mexico
International Hard   Anastasia Rodionova   Gabriela Dabrowski
  Alicja Rosolska
3–6, 6–2, [3–10]
Loss 0–4 Feb 2017 Budapest Grand Prix,
Hungary
International Hard (i)   Galina Voskoboeva   Hsieh Su-wei
  Oksana Kalashnikova
3–6, 6–4, [4–10]
Loss 0–5 Jul 2017 Jiangxi Open,
China
International Hard   Alla Kudryavtseva   Jiang Xinyu
  Tang Qianhui
3–6, 2–6
Loss 0–6 Jun 2019 Nottingham Open,
United Kingdom
International Grass   Ellen Perez   Desirae Krawczyk
  Giuliana Olmos
6–7(5–7), 5–7
Win 1–6 Feb 2020 Hua Hin Championships,
Thailand
International Hard   Storm Sanders   Barbara Haas
  Ellen Perez
6–3, 6–3

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000/$80,000 tournaments
$50,000/$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 18 (9 titles, 9 runner–ups)Edit

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

Doubles: 49 (37 titles, 12 runner–ups)Edit

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Apr 2006 ITF Putignano, Italy 25,000 Hard   Anastasia Rodionova   Ivana Abramović
  Maria Abramović
1–6, 6–1, 7–5
Win 2–0 Aug 2006 ITF Moscow, Russia 10,000 Clay   Anastasia Poltoratskaya   Anastasia Pivovarova
  Yulia Solonitskaya
6–0, 6–2
Win 3–0 Sep 2006 ITF Gliwice, Poland 25,000 Clay   Veronika Kapshay   Carmen Klaschka
  Justine Ozga
6–4, 7–5
Loss 3–1 Mar 2007 ITF Moscow, Russia 25,000 Hard (i)   Ekaterina Dzehalevich   Alisa Kleybanova
  Evgeniya Rodina
6–7(2–7), 0–6
Loss 3–2 May 2007 ITF Warsaw, Poland 25,000 Clay   Karolina Kosińska   Josipa Bek
  Sandra Martinović
2–6, 6–3, 2–6
Win 4–2 Jul 2007 ITF Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine 50,000 Clay   Amina Rakhim   Ivana Abramović
  Maria Abramović
7–5, 4–6, 6–2
Win 5–2 Oct 2007 ITF Podolsk, Russia 25,000 Hard (i)   Vasilisa Davydova   Nina Bratchikova
  Anastasia Poltoratskaya
6–3, 6–0
Win 6–2 Apr 2009 ITF Jackson, United States 25,000 Clay   Monique Adamczak   Laura Granville
  Riza Zalameda
6–3, 6–4
Win 7–2 May 2009 ITF Moscow, Russia 25,000 Clay   Maria Kondratieva   Yuliya Kalabina
  Marta Sirotkina
7–5, 6–1
Loss 7–3 Jun 2009 ITF Bukhara, Uzbekistan 25,000 Hard   Ksenia Palkina   Anna Brazhnikova
  Marta Sirotkina
6–3, 4–6, [9–11]
Win 8–3 Aug 2009 ITF Moscow, Russia 25,000 Clay   Ekaterina Lopes   Veronika Kapshay
  Melanie Klaffner
6–2, 6–2
Win 9–3 Aug 2009 ITF Moscow, Russia 25,000 Clay   Ekaterina Lopes   Valeria Savinykh
  Marina Shamayko
6–3, 6–3
Win 10–3 Oct 2009 ITF Granada, Spain 25,000 Hard   Nina Bratchikova   Betina Jozami
  Valeria Savinykh
6–1, 3–6, [10–6]
Loss 10–4 Oct 2009 ITF Madrid, Spain 50,000 Clay   Ekaterina Lopes   Darya Kustova
  Renata Voráčová
2–6, 2–6
Loss 10–5 Nov 2009 Bratislava Open, Slovakia 50,000 Hard (i)   Tatiana Poutchek   Sofia Arvidsson
  Michaëlla Krajicek
3–6, 4–6
Win 11–5 Dec 2009 Bendigo International, Australia 25,000 Hard   Irena Pavlovic   Jocelyn Rae
  Emelyn Starr
6–3, 7–6(7–3)
Win 12–5 Feb 2010 Burnie International, Australia 25,000 Hard   Jessica Moore   Tímea Babos
  Anna Arina Marenko
6–1, 6–4
Loss 12–6 Mar 2011 ITF Clearwater, United States 25,000 Hard   Heidi El Tabakh   Kimberly Couts
  Līga Dekmeijere
1–6, 4–6
Win 13–6 May 2011 Prague Open, Czech Republic 50,000 Clay   Darya Kustova   Olga Savchuk
  Lesia Tsurenko
2–6, 6–1, 7–5
Win 14–6 Feb 2012 Burnie International, Australia 25,000 Hard   Melanie South   Stephanie Bengson
  Tyra Calderwood
6–2, 6–2
Win 15–6 Feb 2012 ITF Sydney, Australia 25,000 Hard   Melanie South   Duan Yingying
  Han Xinyun
3–6, 6–3, [10–8]
Win 16–6 Aug 2012 ITF Moscow, Russia 25,000 Clay   Valeria Solovyeva   Eugeniya Pashkova
  Anastasiya Vasylyeva
6–3, 6–3
Loss 16–7 Aug 2012 Prague Open, Czech Republic 25,000 Clay   Anastasia Pivovarova   Jesika Malečková
  Tereza Smitková
1–6, 4–6
Win 17–7 Sep 2012 ITF Las Vegas, United States 50,000 Hard   Anastasia Rodionova   Elena Bovina
  Edina Gallovits-Hall
6–2, 2–6, [10–6]
Win 18–7 Oct 2012 ITF Troy, United States 25,000 Hard   Angelina Gabueva   Sharon Fichman
  Marie-Ève Pelletier
4–6, 4–6
Win 19–7 Oct 2012 ITF Traralgon, Australia 25,000 Hard   Cara Black   Ashleigh Barty
  Sally Peers
2–6, 7–6(9–7), [10–8]
Loss 19–8 May 2011 Bendigo International, Australia 25,000 Hard   Cara Black   Ashleigh Barty
  Sally Peers
6–7, 6–7
Win 20–8 Apr 2013 ITF Pelham, United States 25,000 Clay   Ashleigh Barty   Kao Shao-yuan
  Lee Hua-chen
6–4, 6–2
Win 21–8 Oct 2013 ITF Margaret River, Australia 25,000 Hard   Noppawan Lertcheewakarn   Monique Adamczak
  Tammi Patterson
6–2, 3–6, [10–8]
Win 22–8 May 2014 Kangaroo Cup Gifu, Japan 75,000 Hard   Jarmila Gajdošová   Misaki Doi
  Hsieh Shu-ying
6–3, 6–3
Win 23–8 May 2014 Kurume Cup, Japan 50,000 Grass   Jarmila Gajdošová   Junri Namigata
  Akiko Yonemura
6–4, 6–2
Win 24–8 Jun 2014 Nottingham Challenge,
United Kingdom
50,000 Grass   Jarmila Gajdošová   Verónica Cepede Royg
  Stephanie Vogt
7–6(7–0), 6–1
Win 25–8 Mar 2016 Canberra International,
Australia
25,000 Clay   Ashleigh Barty   Kanae Hisami
  Varatchaya Wongteanchai
6–4, 6–2
Win 26–8 Mar 2016 Canberra International,
Australia
25,000 Clay   Ashleigh Barty   Eri Hozumi
  Miyu Kato
5–7, 6–3, [10–7]
Win 27–8 May 2016 Nana Trophy Tunis, Tunisia 50,000 Clay   Valeriya Strakhova   Irina Khromacheva
  İpek Soylu
6–1, 6–2
Win 28–8 Oct 2016 Bendigo International, Australia 50,000 Hard   Asia Muhammad   Shuko Aoyama
  Risa Ozaki
6–4, 6–3
Win 29–8 Nov 2017 Canberra International,
Australia
60,000 Hard   Asia Muhammad   Jessica Moore
  Ellen Perez
6–4, 6–4
Loss 29–9 Nov 2017 Bendigo International, Australia 60,000 Hard   Asia Muhammad   Alison Bai
  Zoe Hives
6–4, 4–6, [8–10]
Loss 29–10 Jun 2018 Surbiton Trophy,
United Kingdom
100,000 Grass   Yanina Wickmayer   Ellen Perez
  Jessica Moore
6–4, 5–7, [3–10]
Win 30–10 Jul 2018 Challenger de Granby,
Canada
60,000 Hard   Ellen Perez   Erika Sema
  Aiko Yoshitomi
7–5, 6–4
Win 31–10 Aug 2018 Landisville Challenge,
United States
60,000 Hard   Ellen Perez   Chen Pei-hsuan
  Wu Fang-hsien
6–0, 6–2
Win 32–10 Oct 2018 Bendigo International, Australia 60,000 Hard   Ellen Perez   Eri Hozumi
  Risa Ozaki
7–5, 6–1
Win 33–10 Nov 2018 Canberra International,
Australia
60,000 Hard   Ellen Perez   Destanee Aiava
  Naiktha Bains
6–7(5–7), 6–3, [10–7]
Win 34–10 Jan 2019 Burnie International, Australia 60,000 Hard   Ellen Perez   Irina Khromacheva
  Maryna Zanevska
6–4, 6–3
Win 35–10 Feb 2019 GB Pro-Series Shrewsbury,
United Kingdom
60,000 Hard   Yanina Wickmayer   Freya Christie
  Valeria Savinykh
6–2, 7–5
Win 36–10 May 2019 ITF Rome International, Italy 60,000 Clay   Storm Sanders   Gabriela Cé
  Cristina Dinu
6–2, 6–3
Win 37–10 May 2019 ITF La Bisbal d'Empordà,
Spain
60,000 Clay   Storm Sanders   Dalma Galfi
  Georgina Garcia Perez
6–4, 6–4
Loss 37–11 Jun 2019 Ilkley Trophy, United Kingdom 100,000 Grass   Ellen Perez   Beatriz Haddad Maia
  Luisa Stefani
4–6, 7–6(5), [4–10]
Loss 37–12 Mar 2020 ITF Mildura, Australia 25,000 Grass   Erin Routliffe   Tereza Mihalíková
  Abbie Myers
3–6, 2–6

Junior Grand Slam finalsEdit

Girls' doubles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2007 Australian Open Hard   Evgeniya Rodina   Julia Cohen
  Urszula Radwańska
2–6, 6–3, 6–1

ReferencesEdit

  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 7 November 2019.

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