65 Facts About Anastasia Rodionova


Anastasia Ivanovna Rodionova is a Russian-born Australian professional tennis player.

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Anastasia Rodionova's younger sister Arina is a tennis professional, and the two sisters have intermittently contested doubles tournaments together, with modest success.

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Anastasia Rodionova started to play tennis at age 7, but she was introduced to tennis much earlier.

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Anastasia Rodionova's father Ivan was an amateur player so instead of toys, Rodionova had tennis balls in her pram.

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Anastasia Rodionova coached her until 18 years old when she left Tambov and moved to Germany to practice for three years before returning to Moscow in 2003.

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In 2006, after reaching the second round in the second tournament in Los Angeles, Anastasia Rodionova entered the top 100 for the first time in her career.

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In Miami's Tier-I tournament, Anastasia Rodionova took more games off the eventual tournament champion Serena Williams in her second-round defeat than any other player in that tournament.

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At the Estoril Open, Anastasia Rodionova won her second title in doubles with Andreea Ehritt-Vanc from Romania.

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At the Tashkent Open, Anastasia Rodionova teamed up with Tatiana Poutchek making the final, but lost in three sets to Ekaterina Dzehalevich and Anastasiya Yakimova.

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Anastasia Rodionova started the new season in New Zealand, but she was forced to retire in the opening round due to eye problems, where she was experiencing double vision.

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Anastasia Rodionova carried that confidence through the US series, passing qualification in Miami and reaching the second round, and making the third round in Charleston, losing to Jelena Jankovic.

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Results were restricted significantly for the first half of the year, while Anastasia Rodionova strengthened her hip and built on-court fitness following the hip operation.

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Anastasia Rodionova represented Australia at the US Open and equalled her career-best third round in singles before returning home to Melbourne to receive intensive treatment on a heavily injured ankle and torn leg muscle.

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Anastasia Rodionova withdrew from the tournament in Seoul to complete treatment and rejoined the WTA Tour in Tokyo.

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Anastasia Rodionova started the year at the Brisbane Open, falling in qualifying but making the doubles final.

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Anastasia Rodionova then played numerous tournaments in Asia and Arab Emerates highlighted by a quarterfinal showing at Kuala Lumpur, and second round loses at Dubai and Pattaya City.

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Anastasia Rodionova lost in qualifying for the Indian Wells Masters but qualified for the main draw of the Miami Masters.

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The Anastasia Rodionova sisters defeated top seeds Yan Zi and Alisa Kleybanova in straight sets in the second round.

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Anastasia Rodionova reached her career-high singles ranking of world No 62 on 16 August 2010.

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At the US Open, Anastasia Rodionova defeated Bojana Jovanovski in the first round, and fell to fellow Australian Sam Stosur in the second.

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Black and Anastasia Rodionova were finally defeated by sixth seeds Vania King and Yaroslava Shvedova in the semifinals.

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Anastasia Rodionova lost to former compatriot and second seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the first round, before failing to qualify for the Pan Pacific Open.

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Anastasia Rodionova represented Australia at the Commonwealth Games as the top seed in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles.

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Anastasia Rodionova booked a spot into the final defeating her doubles partner Sally Peers.

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In doubles, Peers and Anastasia Rodionova won gold, beating compatriots Olivia Rogowska and Jessica Moore in an all-Australian final.

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Anastasia Rodionova ended the 2010 season with a ranking of No 64 in the world.

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Anastasia Rodionova drew Bojana Jovanovski in the first round and lost in three sets.

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Anastasia Rodionova continued her partnerships with Cara Black as they advanced to the semifinals before losing to Alisa Kleybanova and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

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Anastasia Rodionova was next granted a wildcard to play in the Sydney International where she lost to eighth seed and eventual champion Li Na.

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Anastasia Rodionova next played at a $100k event in the Bahamas, where she was the seventh seed.

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Anastasia Rodionova drew Ukrainian qualifier Olga Savchuk in the first round, and ended up prevailing in a tough three-set match.

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Anastasia Rodionova lost to eventual champion Anastasiya Yakimova in the second round.

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Anastasia Rodionova began her clay-court season at the Charleston Open where she defeated Zuzana Ondraskova in the first round in three sets.

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Anastasia Rodionova travelled to Portugal to compete in the Estoril Open.

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Anastasia Rodionova then lost to Nuria Llagostera Vives in the qualifying competition.

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Anastasia Rodionova continued her clay-court season by playing qualifying at the Internazionali d'Italia as the ninth seed.

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Anastasia Rodionova was up against world No 1, Caroline Wozniacki, in the second round.

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Anastasia Rodionova lost to Christina McHale in the first round of the Birmingham Classic.

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Anastasia Rodionova partnered with Arina and lost in the quarterfinals in doubles.

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Anastasia Rodionova lost to fourth seed Peng Shuai in the second round.

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Anastasia Rodionova entered the US Open ranked world No 97, and lost to Alla Kudryavtseva in the first round.

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Anastasia Rodionova then lost in the first round of the Guangzhou International.

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Anastasia Rodionova lost only three games in total in both matches in qualifying, then she played a good match against Ivanovic but lost in first round.

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Anastasia Rodionova finished the season with a great run in singles in Linz reaching the quarterfinals and a week after getting into the final of doubles in Kremin Cup in Moscow.

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Anastasia Rodionova began her 2012 season at the Brisbane International, where she fell in the second round of qualifying.

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Anastasia Rodionova received a wildcard to play in the main draw of the Hobart International.

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Anastasia Rodionova defeated Greta Arn in the first round, but fell to countrywoman Jarmila Gajdosova in three sets in the second.

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Anastasia Rodionova was two points from winning before Kirilenko fought back for victory in a final-set tiebreak.

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Anastasia Rodionova fared even better in doubles, winning the title alongside Sania Mirza.

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Anastasia Rodionova then fell in qualifying of the Dubai Championships, Indian Wells Open, and Miami Open.

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Anastasia Rodionova then lost to Alize Cornet in the second round of an ITF tournament.

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Anastasia Rodionova was beaten by 2004 champion Venus Williams in the third round.

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Anastasia Rodionova then traveled to Morocco to participate in the WTA's lone African event, the Fes Grand Prix where she suffered another defeat, to Chanelle Scheepers.

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Anastasia Rodionova continued her clay-court season, competing at the Madrid Open, where she qualified for the main draw, but lost in the first round to Czech Andrea Hlavackova.

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Anastasia Rodionova then lost in the qualifying draw of the Brussels Open and in the first round of the main draw of the French Open.

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Anastasia Rodionova started her hard court season at the Premier-level Rogers Cup in Montreal, losing in qualifying.

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Anastasia Rodionova then competed at the Coleman Vision Tennis Championships in Phoenix, Arizona, as the fourth seed in singles.

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Anastasia Rodionova suffered a disappointing three-set loss to world No 477, Sachia Vickery, for the second time in the season.

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Anastasia Rodionova lost in the semifinals to Lauren Davis, but won the doubles title with her sister.

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Anastasia Rodionova then played at the Generali Ladies Linz, losing in the first round of qualifying to Jana Cepelova.

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Anastasia Rodionova ended the year ranked No 134 in singles and No 23 in doubles.

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Anastasia Rodionova began her 2013 season playing at the Auckland Open where she lost in the second round of qualifying when she was forced to retire against Maryna Zanevska.

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At the Australian Open, Anastasia Rodionova was the 19th seed in qualifying, losing in the second round of qualifying to Valeria Savinykh in three sets.

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Anastasia Rodionova continued on the WTA Tour, winning her way through qualifying in her next two tournaments in Pattaya City and Doha.

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Anastasia Rodionova then fell in the first round of Dubai qualifying to Ekaterina Bychkova.

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