23 Facts About Arina Rodionova


Arina Ivanovna Rodionova is a Russian-born Australian tennis player.

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Arina Rodionova made her debut as a professional in 2004 at an ITF Women's Circuit event in Protvino, Russia.

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In 2009, Arina Rodionova won two ITF titles in singles and eight in doubles.

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In 2010, Arina Rodionova defeated Jarmila Groth in the final of a $25k tournament in Burnie.

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At the 2011 Australian Open, Arina Rodionova equalled her career-best showing at a Grand Slam tournament by qualifying for the main draw.

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Arina Rodionova then notched the biggest win of her career by defeating No 1 seed and world No 16, Kaia Kanepi, in the second round.

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Arina Rodionova lost to the 14th seed Magdalena Rybarikova in the third round.

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At Wimbledon, Arina Rodionova barely missed out on qualifying for the main draw by losing to Kristyna Pliskova, in three sets.

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Arina Rodionova achieved very modest results through much of the rest of the year, losing in the first or second round of most tournaments she entered.

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In 2012, Arina Rodionova lost in the qualifying rounds of the Sydney International and the Australian Open.

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Arina Rodionova then lost in the quarterfinals of the $25k Burnie International.

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Arina Rodionova then competed in two more ITF events – losing in the second and first round, respectively.

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Arina Rodionova picked up form in ITF Mildura, reaching the semifinals.

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Arina Rodionova then competed in three more tournaments, losing in the second round of all three.

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Arina Rodionova defeated Darija Jurak, Karolina Pliskova, and world No 108, Mathilde Johansson, to qualify for the main draw.

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Arina Rodionova was forced to withdraw from the doubles competition, where she and Anastasia were the No 1 seeds.

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Arina Rodionova missed a big part of the clay-court season to recover from the injury.

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Arina Rodionova finished the year with two more early-round losses in Toyota and Dubai.

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In 2011, Arina Rodionova was drafted by the Washington Kastles WTT Team, coached by Murphy Jensen.

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Arina Rodionova was named "Female Rookie of the Year" just prior to the Championship match and later WTT Finals MVP.

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Arina Rodionova continued to play for the Kastles from 2012 to 2015, and joined the San Diego Aviators for a season in 2019.

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Arina Rodionova was born to Ivan and Natalia Rodionova and lives in Melbourne with her sister Anastasia.

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Arina Rodionova received Australian citizenship in January 2014 and married Australian rules footballer, Ty Vickery, in December 2015.

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