At age 14, Arantxa played her first ITF Women's Circuit tournament at Alkmaar where she lost in the second round to Julie Coin.
48 Facts About Arantxa Rus
In 2007, Arantxa Rus continued playing on the ITF Circuit winning her first title at Vlaardingen and second at Alphen aan de Rijn.
Arantxa Rus was given another wildcard to play at 's-Hertogenbosch, where she was defeated in the first round by Mariya Koryttseva.
Arantxa Rus played a few more tournaments without much success.
Arantxa Rus failed at the qualifying rounds of the Hobart International and the Australian Open.
Arantxa Rus played few tournaments but her biggest result was in Marbella when she qualified to the first round.
Arantxa Rus lost at the US Open qualifying second round to Wimbledon junior champion Kristyna Pliskova, in three sets.
Arantxa Rus lost in the quarterfinals to No 2 seed Timea Bacsinszky, in two sets.
Arantxa Rus next went through the qualifying rounds at the Sydney International.
Arantxa Rus won all of her singles matches against Hungary, Romania, and Latvia, helping the Netherlands with three victories.
Arantxa Rus played at ITF Stockholm, where she won the doubles title with Anastasiya Yakimova, and she lost the singles final from Kristina Mladenovic.
Arantxa Rus lost in the first round at Fes in three sets to Aravane Rezai.
Arantxa Rus played the first round at the Madrid Open, losing against Maria Sharapova.
Arantxa Rus continued on the ITF Circuit, first at Saint-Gaudens.
Arantxa Rus lost to Anastasia Pivovarova in the final in three sets.
Arantxa Rus was playing at ITF Contrexeville where as top seed she defeated Anna-Lena Gronefeld in the first round, Roxane Vaisemberg in the second, both in straight sets, but lost to Iryna Bremond in the quarterfinals.
Arantxa Rus won matches against Erika Sema, Conny Perrin, and Akgul Amanmuradova before she lost to Kristina Mladenovic in the semifinals.
Arantxa Rus missed Fed Cup matches due to a tooth infection, and then lost in Qatar qualifying first round against Caroline Garcia.
Arantxa Rus went on in Dubai and defeated Barbora Zahlavova-Strycova in the qualifying first round, and Ons Jabeur in the second before she lost to Simona Halep in final qualifying round.
Arantxa Rus went over to the Indian Wells Open but lost to Elena Baltacha in the first round.
Arantxa Rus defeated Tetiana Luzhanska and Sachia Vickery before losing to Garbine Muguruza.
Arantxa Rus defeated Misaki Doi, Irina Falconi, Florencia Molinero, Edina Gallovits-Hall and in the final Sesil Karatantcheva.
Arantxa Rus played in Charleston and lost in the first round against Anna Tatishvili in three sets.
Arantxa Rus then beat Virginie Razzano, who had a shock win over Serena Williams in the first round, in two sets.
Arantxa Rus lost in the fourth round to 23rd seed Kaia Kanepi in three sets.
Arantxa Rus was the first Dutchwoman in 19 years to reach the fourth round in Paris.
Arantxa Rus entered Wimbledon Championships and beat Misaki Doi in the first round.
Arantxa Rus lost in the third round to Peng Shuai in straight sets.
Arantxa Rus finished the year ranked 68 in the world, her best year-end ranking.
Arantxa Rus ended this streak in Bad Gastein, where she defeated Maria Teresa Torro Flor and Estrella Cabeza Candela in the first two rounds.
Arantxa Rus won two doubles titles at Cagnes-sur-Mer and Taipei.
At the French Open, Arantxa Rus beat Lyudmyla Kichenok in the first qualifying round, but lost to Timea Bacsinszky in the second round.
Arantxa Rus failed to qualify for several WTA tournaments: Brisbane, Florianopolis, Katowice Open, Ricoh Open and Bastad.
Arantxa Rus didn't reach a singles final at the ITF level that year, but she had success on clay again, reaching the semifinals of four $25k tournaments played in Chiasso, Wiesbaden, Brescia and Dobrich.
Arantxa Rus won a doubles title alongside Demi Schuurs, at Fleurus.
Arantxa Rus reached three doubles finals, two alongside Lesley Kerkhove and one with Elise Mertens.
Arantxa Rus finished season as No 289 in singles, her lowest year-end ranking since 2007.
Arantxa Rus's low ranking meant she had to qualify for several ITF tournaments, successfully doing so seven times out of seven throughout the season.
Arantxa Rus reached the semifinals of another two $25k tournaments, both played on outdoor clay, in Aschaffenburg and Leipzig, losing both times at that stage.
Arantxa Rus reached the singles quarterfinals or better at eleven ITF tournaments this year.
Arantxa Rus played doubles for the Netherlands in Fed Cup, pairing Cindy Burger.
Arantxa Rus went on a three-match losing streak, which included a qualifying round at the Morocco Open.
Arantxa Rus broke this streak at the singles qualifying for the French Open, where she won her first two matches against Viktoriya Tomova and Antonia Lottner.
Arantxa Rus lost the last qualifying match against compatriot Quirine Lemoine in three sets, despite having a match point.
Arantxa Rus received a wildcard for the Rosmalen Championships, a WTA tournament hosted in her homeland.
Arantxa Rus won her second-round match against Andrea Hlavackova, in straight sets.
Arantxa Rus won her first WTA title in the Swedish Open at Bastad, partnering Quirine Lemoine.