Anastasia Rodionova, Bio
Born: 12th May, 1982
Home: Melbourne, Australia
In 1996 Russian-born Australian Anastasia played her first professional ITF tournament in Sochi, Russia. In 2003 Anastasia made her 1st Grand Slam final, playing mixed doubles with Andy Ram at Wimbledon but lost a close second round singles match against world number 5, Jennifer Capriati in Miami.
In 2004 Anastasia won 2 more ITF titles in singles – in Sweden and in Liechtenstein, where she also won in doubles. In 2005 Anastasia won her 5th and 6th ITF singles titles, at USA and Australia, 4 ITF doubles titles. She partnered Elena Vesnina to win her 1st WTA doubles tournament in Quebec. In 2006 Anastasia entered the Top100 WTA rankings for the first time in her career.
In 2007 Anastasia played 28 WTA tournaments. At the Australian Open Grand Slam she reached the 2nd round but lost to world number 2 and eventual finalist, Maria Sharapova. In Miami's Tier 1 tournament Anastasia took more games off the eventual tournament champion Serena Williams in her 2nd round defeat than any other person in that tournament.
Rodionova underwent major hip surgery in September 2008 in Melbourne to treat an injury that she had carried since Wimbledon 2003.
Career-High Singles – 63 (April 16, 2007), Career-High Doubles – 36 (September 8, 2008)
Singles Title: 2009 – Ipswich (Australia)
Singles Title: 2009 – Bundaberg (Australia)
Singles Title: 2005 – Albuquerque (USA)
Singles Title: 2005 – Nuriootpa (Australia)
Singles Title: 2004 – Stockholm (Sweden)
Singles Title: 2004 –Vaduz (Liechtenstein)
Singles Title: 2002 – Coatzacoalcos (Mexico)
Singles Title: 2001 – Maglie (Italy)
Winner of 2 WTA tournaments (doubles): 2007 - Estoril, Portugal (with Ehritt-Vanc); 2005 - Quebec City, Canada (with Vesnina)
Winner of 12 ITF tournaments (doubles)
Finalist in One Grand Slam (mixed): 2003 - Wimbledon (with Ram)
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