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

Arina Rodionova
Арина Родионова
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Full nameArina Ivanovna Rodionova
Country (sports) Russia (2004–2014)
 Australia (2014–present)
ResidenceMelbourne, Australia
Born (1989-12-15) 15 December 1989 (age 29)
Tambov, Soviet Union
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned pro2004[1]
PlaysRight (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,118,860
Official websiterodionova.com
Singles
Career record365–325
Career titles8 ITF
Highest ranking116 (23 October 2017)
Current ranking161 (2 July 2018)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2011, 2015, 2017)
French Open1R (2016)
Wimbledon2R (2017)
US Open2R (2017)
Doubles
Career record337-237
Career titles29 ITF
Highest ranking41 (27 July 2015)
Current ranking95 (26 March 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (2016)
French Open3R (2015)
Wimbledon2R (2011, 2014, 2015, 2018)
US Open1R (2010, 2015, 2016, 2017)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Wimbledon1R (2015)
Team competitions
Fed Cup0-2
Last updated on: 21 October 2018.

Rodionova has won nine singles and 29 doubles titles on the ITF Women's 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 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.

Personal lifeEdit

 
Rodionova in 2010

Arina Rodionova was born to Ivan and Natalia Rodionova and lives in Melbourne with her sister Anastasia.[1][2] 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.[2] She prefers hard courts and forehand as a shot.[2]

Rodionova received Australian citizenship in January 2014 and married Australian rules footballer Ty Vickery in December 2015.[3]

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 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

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 Conference Championship match and later WTT Finals MVP.

WTA finalsEdit

Doubles: 6 (6 runners-up)Edit

Legend
Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–6)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 28 February 2010 Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur Hard (i)   Anastasia Rodionova   Chan Yung-jan
  Zheng Jie
7–6(4), 2–6, [7–10]
Runner-up 2. 14 September 2014 Hong Kong Tennis Open Hard   Patricia Mayr-Achleitner   Karolína Plíšková
  Kristýna Plíšková
2–6, 6–2, [10–12]
Runner-up 3. 8 March 2015 Monterrey Open, Mexico Hard   Anastasia Rodionova   Gabriela Dabrowski
  Alicja Rosolska
3–6, 6–2, [3–10]
Runner-up 4. 26 February 2017 Hungarian Ladies Open, Budapest Hard (i)   Galina Voskoboeva   Hsieh Su-wei
  Oksana Kalashnikova
3–6, 6–4, [4–10]
Runner-up 5. 29 July 2017 Jiangxi Open, Nanchang Hard   Alla Kudryavtseva   Jiang Xinyu
  Tang Qianhui
3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 6. 16 June 2019 Nottingham Open, UK Grass   Ellen Perez   Desirae Krawczyk
  Giuliana Olmos
6–7(5–7), 5–7

ITF finalsEdit

Singles: 15 (9–6)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 10 April 2005 Minsk, Belarus Carpet (i)   Aleksandra Malyarchikova 6–0, 6–2
Winner 2. 12 August 2006 Moscow, Russia Clay   Yuliya Kalabina 3–6, 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 1. 22 June 2008 Istanbul, Turkey Hard   Stephanie Gehrlein 2–6, 3–6
Winner 3. 24 May 2009 Moscow, Russia Clay   Anastasia Poltoratskaya 7–6(7–4), 6–4
Winner 4. 6 June 2009 Bukhara, Uzbekistan Hard   Nikola Hofmanova 6–3, 6–2
Winner 5. 7 February 2010 Burnie, Australia Hard   Jarmila Gajdošová 6–1, 6–0
Runner-up 2. 28 October 2012 Traralgon, Australia Hard   Ashleigh Barty 2–6, 3–6
Winner 6. 3 November 2012 Bendigo, Australia Hard   Olivia Rogowska 6–4, 7–5
Winner 7. 6 October 2013 Perth, Australia Hard   Irina Falconi 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 25 May 2014 Karuizawa, Japan Grass   Jang Su-jeong 3–6, 4–6
Winner 8. 21 February 2016 Perth, Australia Hard   Aryna Sabalenka 6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 4. 28 February 2016 Port Pirie, Australia Hard   Barbara Haas 4–6, 7–5, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 30 July 2016 Lexington, United States Hard   Michaëlla Krajicek 0–6, 6–2, 2–6
Runner-up 6. 4 February 2017 Burnie, Australia Hard   Asia Muhammad 2–6, 1–6
Winner 9. 29 April 2018 Óbidos, Portugal Carpet   Pemra Özgen 6–3, 6–2

Doubles: 49 (38–11)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 9 April 2006 Putignano, Italy Hard   Anastasia Rodionova   Ivana Abramović
  Maria Abramović
1–6, 6–1, 7–5
Winner 2. 12 August 2006 Moscow, Russia Clay   Anastasia Poltoratskaya   Anastasia Pivovarova
  Yulia Solonitskaya
6–0, 6–2
Winner 3. 17 September 2006 Gliwice, Poland Clay   Veronika Kapshay   Carmen Klaschka
  Justine Ozga
6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 1. 1 April 2007 Moscow, Russia Hard (i)   Ekaterina Dzehalevich   Alisa Kleybanova
  Evgeniya Rodina
6–7(2–7), 0–6
Runner-up 2. 12 May 2007 Warsaw, Poland Clay   Karolina Kosińska   Josipa Bek
  Sandra Martinović
2–6, 6–3, 2–6
Winner 4. 22 July 2007 Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine Clay   Amina Rakhim   Ivana Abramović
  Maria Abramović
7–5, 4–6, 6–2
Winner 5. 28 October 2007 Podolsk, Russia Hard (i)   Vasilisa Davydova   Nina Bratchikova
  Anastasia Poltoratskaya
6–3, 6–0
Winner 6. 11 April 2009 Jackson, United States Clay   Monique Adamczak   Laura Granville
  Riza Zalameda
6–3, 6–4
Winner 7. 23 May 2009 Moscow, Russia Clay   Maria Kondratieva   Yuliya Kalabina
  Marta Sirotkina
7–5, 6–1
Runner-up 3. 5 June 2009 Bukhara, Uzbekistan Hard   Ksenia Palkina   Anna Brazhnikova
  Marta Sirotkina
6–3, 4–6, [9–11]
Winner 8. 7 August 2009 Moscow, Russia Clay   Ekaterina Lopes   Veronika Kapshay
  Melanie Klaffner
6–2, 6–2
Winner 9. 15 August 2009 Moscow, Russia Clay   Ekaterina Lopes   Valeria Savinykh
  Marina Shamayko
6–3, 6–3
Winner 10. 3 October 2009 Granada, Spain Hard   Nina Bratchikova   Betina Jozami
  Valeria Savinykh
6–1, 3–6, [10–6]
Runner-up 4. 17 October 2009 Madrid, Spain Clay   Ekaterina Lopes   Darya Kustova
  Renata Voráčová
2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 5. 21 November 2009 Bratislava, Slovakia Hard (i)   Tatiana Poutchek   Sofia Arvidsson
  Michaëlla Krajicek
3–6, 4–6
Winner 11. 4 December 2009 Bendigo, Australia Hard   Irena Pavlovic   Jocelyn Rae
  Emelyn Starr
6–3, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 12. 7 February 2010 Burnie, Australia Hard   Jessica Moore   Tímea Babos
  Anna Arina Marenko
6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 6. 13 March 2011 Clearwater, United States Hard   Heidi El Tabakh   Kimberly Couts
  Līga Dekmeijere
1–6, 4–6
Winner 13. 7 May 2011 Prague, Czech Republic Clay   Darya Kustova   Olga Savchuk
  Lesia Tsurenko
2–6, 6–1, 7–5
Winner 14. 4 February 2012 Burnie, Australia Hard   Melanie South   Stephanie Bengson
  Tyra Calderwood
6–2, 6–2
Winner 15. 17 February 2012 Sydney, Australia Hard   Melanie South   Duan Yingying
  Han Xinyun
3–6, 6–3, [10–8]
Winner 16. 4 August 2012 Moscow, Russia Clay   Valeria Solovyeva   Eugeniya Pashkova
  Anastasiya Vasylyeva
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 7. 20 August 2012 Prague, Czech Republic Clay   Anastasia Pivovarova   Jesika Malečková
  Tereza Smitková
1–6, 4–6
Winner 17. 30 September 2012 Las Vegas, United States Hard   Anastasia Rodionova   Elena Bovina
  Edina Gallovits-Hall
6–2, 2–6, [10–6]
Winner 18. 14 October 2012 Troy, United States Hard   Angelina Gabueva   Sharon Fichman
  Marie-Ève Pelletier
4–6, 4–6
Winner 19. 28 October 2012 Traralgon, Australia Hard   Cara Black   Ashleigh Barty
  Sally Peers
2–6, 7–6(9–7), [10–8]
Runner-up 8. 7 May 2011 Bendigo, Australia Hard   Cara Black   Ashleigh Barty
  Sally Peers
6–7, 6–7
Winner 20. 13 April 2013 Pelham, United States Clay   Ashleigh Barty   Kao Shao-yuan
  Lee Hua-chen
6–4, 6–2
Winner 21. 12 October 2013 Margaret River, Australia Hard   Noppawan Lertcheewakarn   Monique Adamczak
  Tammi Patterson
6–2, 3–6, [10–8]
Winner 22. 4 May 2014 Gifu, Japan Hard   Jarmila Gajdošová   Misaki Doi
  Hsieh Shu-ying
6–3, 6–3
Winner 23. 18 May 2014 Kurume, Japan Grass   Jarmila Gajdošová   Junri Namigata
  Akiko Yonemura
6–4, 6–2
Winner 24. 15 June 2014 Nottingham, United Kingdom Grass   Jarmila Gajdošová   Verónica Cepede Royg
  Stephanie Vogt
7–6(7–0), 6–1
Winner 25. 20 March 2016 Canberra, Australia Clay   Ashleigh Barty   Kanae Hisami
  Varatchaya Wongteanchai
6–4, 6–2
Winner 26. 25 March 2016 Canberra, Australia Clay   Ashleigh Barty   Eri Hozumi
  Miyu Kato
5–7, 6–3, [10–7]
Winner 27. 8 May 2016 Tunis, Tunisia Clay   Valeriya Strakhova   Irina Khromacheva
  İpek Soylu
6–1, 6–2
Winner 28. 29 October 2016 Bendigo, Australia Hard   Asia Muhammad   Shuko Aoyama
  Risa Ozaki
6–4, 6–3
Winner 29. 4 November 2017 Canberra, Australia Hard   Asia Muhammad   Jessica Moore
  Ellen Perez
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 9. 11 November 2017 Bendigo, Australia Hard   Asia Muhammad   Alison Bai
  Zoe Hives
6–4, 4–6, [8–10]
Runner-Up 10. 10 June 2018 Surbiton, United Kingdom Grass   Yanina Wickmayer   Ellen Perez
  Jessica Moore
6–4, 5–7, [3–10]
Winner 30. 29 July 2018 Granby, Canada Hard   Ellen Perez   Erika Sema
  Aiko Yoshitomi
7–5, 6–4
Winner 32. 12 August 2018 Landisville, United States Hard   Ellen Perez   Pei Hsuan Chen
  Fang-Hsien Wu
6–0, 6–2
Winner 33. 28 October 2018 Bendigo, Australia Hard   Ellen Perez   Eri Hozumi
  Risa Ozaki
7–5, 6–1
Winner 34. 4 Nov 2018 Canberra, Australia Hard   Ellen Perez   Destanee Aiava
  Naiktha Bains
6–7(5), 6–3, [10–7]
Winner 35. 27 January 2019 Burnie, Australia Hard   Ellen Perez   Irina Kromachea
  Maryna Zanevska
6–4, 6–3
Winner 36. 16 Feb 2019 Shrewsbury, United Kingdom Hard   Yania Wickmayer   Freya Christie
  Valeria Savinykh
6–2, 7–5
Winner 37. 11 May 2019 Rome, Italy Clay   Storm Sanders   Gabriela Ce
  Cristina Dinu
6–2, 6–3
Winner 38. 18 May 2019 La Bisbal D'Emporda, Spain Clay   Storm Sanders   Dalma Galfi
  Georgina Garcia-Perez
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 11. 18 June 2019 Ilkley, United Kingdom Grass   Ellen Perez   Beatriz Haddad Maia
  Luisa Stefani
4–6, 7–6(5), [4–10]

Grand Slam girls' doubles finalsEdit

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

Career performance timelinesEdit

Singles
Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open Q3 A Q2 1R Q1 Q3 Q1 1R Q3 1R Q1 Q1 0 / 3 0–3
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 0 / 2 1–2
US Open Q1 A Q3 Q1 A Q1 Q2 A Q2 2R Q2 Q2 0 / 1 1–1
Doubles
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 2R 1R 1R 2R QF 1R 1R 1R 0 / 8 5–8
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 0 / 7 5–7
US Open 1R A A A A 1R 1R 1R A 0 / 4 0–4
Win–Loss 0–3 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–2 4–4 3–3 0–3 1–2 1–2 0 / 22 12–22
Career statistics
Year-end ranking 95 121 109 151 65 56 82 88 96

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