7 June 1991 |
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Prize money||Salaried by Burger King|
|Career titles||8 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 108 (29 October 2012)|
|Current ranking||No. 155 (22 July 2013)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2012)|
|French Open||2R (2009)|
|US Open||1R (2009, 2012, 2013)|
|Career titles||12 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 159 (24 October 2011)|
|Current ranking||No. 166 (22 July 2013)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)|
|Last updated on: 22 July 2013.|
|Competitor for Australia|
|Silver||2010 Delhi||Women's Doubles|
Olivia Rogowska (born 7 June 1991) is an Australian tennis player of Polish descent. Both of her parents are Polish. The right-hander was born in and lives in Melbourne, Australia. Her highest WTA singles ranking is 111, which she reached on 5 March 2012. Her career high in doubles is 159, which she reached on 24 October 2011. She has defeated Jelena Dokić, Alicia Molik, Maria Kirilenko and Sofia Arvidsson, and taken sets from former #1 Dinara Safina, Alona Bondarenko, Kateryna Bondarenko, Sorana Cîrstea, Jarmila Gajdošová, Anastasia Rodionova, Sania Mirza and Casey Dellacqua.
Rogowska started her professional career on the ITF circuit at age 14, losing in the first round of qualifying at a $25,000 tournament in Mount Gambier. At the age of 15 she won her first ITF main draw match at a $25,000 tournament in Melbourne. She had a disappointing 2007 season with a 3 wins to 9 loss record. Her fortunes picked up in 2008 making her first professional career quarterfinal in a $25,000 tournament in Berri after qualifying. She then made her first semifinal in a $10,000 tournament in Budapest. Rogowska found some good form late in 2008, playing a $25,000 tournament in Traralgon. She qualified and then made the quarterfinals. Her final tournament of the year was a $25,000 tournament in Sorrento, Australia. Rogowska broke through and won her first professional tournament at the age of 17. She won the tournament with the loss of only 1 set.
After gaining another wild card entry into the 2009 U.S. Open, Olivia almost caused a major upset in her first round match, taking world number 1 and top seed Dinara Safina to three sets. She won the first set 7–6 in a tie breaker and lead 3–0 in the final set before Rogowska's nerves set in and Safina made her comeback losing 7–6, 2–6, 4–6.
At the wild cards for the 2010 Australian Open Rogowska barely made the quarterfinal rounds by losing 2 out of 3 matches in the round robin stage, she only made it through by one game. In the Quarter and Semi finals Rogowska beat Monika Wejnert and Jessica Moore in straight sets, in the final Rogowska lead Casey Dellacqua 6–1, 5–2 and held three match points before Dellacqua came back to win 1–6, 7–6, 6–3.
Rogowska played her first tournament in the 2010 Brisbane International defeating Anastasia Yakimova in the first qualifying round, before losing to Evgenia Rodina. That began an 11 match losing streak, including a 3 set loss to Sorana Cîrstea at the Australian Open.
She ended her losing streak in May reaching the quarterfinals of $50,000+H Saint-Gaudens, losing to Kaia Kanepi. She continued to find moderate success in ITF challengers, while losing her first qualifying matches at the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open.
Rogowska found form late in the year, winning the $25,000 Cairns doubles title, then the $25,000 Darwin singles title, followed by a semifinal at the $25,000 event in Alice Springs. She is now representing Australia at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, reaching the semifinals in singles where she lost to India's Sania Mirza 1–6 6–4 6–4, meaning she was relegated to the Bronze medal playoff where she lost to compatriot Sally Peers. She also made the doubles final with Jessica Moore and will play for the gold medal. Rogowska and Moore lost the final to Anastasia Rodionova and Sally Peers 6–3 2–6 6–3.
Her last tournament of the year was the Australian open wildcard playoff. In the round robin stage she won her first match against Belinda Woolcock 6–3 6–3, she then defeated Azra Hadzic 6–1 6–3 and in her final round robin match she defeated her Commenwealth games doubles partner Jessica Moore 7–6 6–3. She then was drawn to face Sophie Ferguson for a place in the final and Rogowska defeated Ferguson 7–6 6–4. She came back from 1–6 1–3 down in the final against Jelena Dokić to win 1–6 7–6 6–3 to win a wildcard into the 2011 Australian open.
Rogowska started her year at the qualifying draw at the 2011 Brisbane International. In the first round of qualifying she defeated world number 90 Shuai Zhang 6–0 4–6 6–1. She lost the second round to world number 139 Arantxa Rus 6–1 6–7 6–2. At the 2011 Moorilla Hobart International maindraw Rogowska lost to Tamira Pazek 6–1 6–3. In the 2011 Australian Open first round Rogowska lost to Evgeniya Rodina 6–3 6–1.
Rogowska then played the $25,000 Burnie International where she lost in the quarterfinals. Up until the end of March Rogowska played in singles and doubles at 4 $25,000 tournaments in Sydney, Mildura, Ipswich and Bunderberg. Rogowska lost early in singles in Sydney and Mildura but in Ipswich she returned to form but lost in the semifinal to Sally Peers 6–3 7–6. Then in Bundaberg Rogowska defeated Sandra Zaniewska, Olga Puchkova, Sacha Jones and Wen-Hsin Wsu before losing the final to Casey Dellacqua 6–2 6–3. Rogowska played with Casey Dellacqua in doubles in all four events and they went on a 16 match winning streak to win those events.
At the 2011 French Open Rogowska lost in the first round of qualifying to world number 163 Regina Kulikova 7–5 6–3. Shen then played a 25,000 event in Grado and made the semifinal defeating Karolína Plíšková 6–4 6–0, Yulia Putintseva 7–5 6–2 and won when Lenka Jurikova 4–1 (n retired) but lost to world number 182 Ajla Tomljanovic 6–0 4–6 6–3. In early July Rogowska played in her first WTA match since the Australian open where she qualified for the 2011 Swedish Open in Båstad where she played world number 21 and second seed Flavia Pennetta and lost 6–2 7–5.
She next played in a $100,000 tournament to warm up for the US Open. She qualified and made the second round. Rogowska lost in the 1st round of qualifying at the 2011 US Open to world number 211 Petra Rampre 7–6(3) 7–5. Rogowska then played 8 $25,000 tournaments to ennd her year on the WTA circuit. She won her first singles tournament of the year in Alice Springs after defeating Abbie Myers, Alison Bai, Tammi Patterson, Akiko Omae and Isabella Holland. Next in Darwin she lost in the semifinals to Casey Dellacqua 6–4 7–6. Rogowska again lost to Dellacqua the next week in Esperance but this time in the final 6–2 6–1. Rogowska's good form continued with a quarterfinal in Kalgoorlie and then winning her second tournament of the year in Port Pirie beating world number 127 Erika Sema 6–3 6–0 in the semi final and compatriot Bojana Bobusic 6–3 6–2 in the final. She then made two consecutive semifinals to end her year on the pro tour, losing to Sacha Jones 7–5 6–2 in Traralgon and Isabella Holland 6–4 6–4 in Bendigo.
Her final tournament of the year was the Australian Open wildcard playoff where she won her pool matches against Azra Hadzic 6–3 6–2, Daniella Jeflea 6–3 7–5 and Belinda Woolcock 6–0 6–4. In her semifinal she defeated Bojana Bobusic 6–4 7–5. She played 15 year old Ashleigh Barty in the final and things looked good for Rogowska as she led 5–2 in the first set, but Barty came back and took the match 7–6 6–2. Rogowska improved her WTA ranking in 2011 from 259 to 167.
She started her year at the 2012 Brisbane International after receiving a main draw wildcard. She played world number 44 Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová and put up a great fight before going down 6–2 4–6 6–4. She then played the 2012 Moorilla Hobart International qualifying after receiving a wildcard. Rogowska recorded a great win beating world number 69 Alberta Brianti 6–1 6–1 but lost to Heather Watson. After receiving a Wild Card entry into the 2012 Australian Open, Rogowska won her first grand slam main draw match since the 2009 French Open, defeating Sweden's Sofia Arvidsson in straight sets, 6–3 6–1. In the second round Rogowska lost to world number 5 and 2011 finalist Na Li 6–2 6–2.
Rogowska then competed in three $25,000 events in Burnie, Launceston and Sydney. At the Burnie International she was the second seed. She defeated qualifiers Lesly Kerkhove, Su Jeong Jang and Shuko Aoyama in the first round, second round and quarterfinal. In the semifinal she defeated compatriot Bojana Bobusic 6–2 6–4 and in the final she defeated Russian world number 1 junior Irina Khromacheva 6–3 6–3 to win her 6th ITF title. She looked to continue her good form in Launceston but it looked like it was over in the first round before Rogowska made a big comeback to win 1–6 7–5 7–6 over Sandra Zaniewska. She than beat Arina Rodionova but lost the quarterfinal to Yulia Putintseva. In Sydney Rogowska made the final by beating Akiko Omae 6–2 6–0, Monique Adamczak by walkover, Saisai Zheng 6–4 6–1 and qualifier Richèl Hogenkamp 3–6 6–0 6–2. In the final she lost to Ashleigh Barty 6–1 6–3.
Olivia then played in the main draw of the BMW Malaysian Open, where she played Elitsa Kotsova in the first round and won 6–4 6–0 which was her third WTA main draw win. She continued her good form into the second round upsetting defending champion Jelena Dokić 3–6 6–4 7–6, making the quarterfinals which is her best WTA event to date. In the quarterfinals she was lost to Eleni Daniilidou 6–2 3–6 6–2 although Rogowska won the second set after a rain delay. Rogowska then had first round losses at the 2012 BNP Paribas Open qualifying to Varvara Lepchenko 6–1 6–3 and then in the main draw of the 2012 Sony Ericsson Open to Stéphanie Foretz Gacon 6–4 6–1.
Olivia played Fed Cup for the first time taking on Germany in Germany in the World Group Playoffs. The team also included Samantha Stosur, Jarmila Gajdošová and Casey Dellacqua. Rogowska played in the second of the reverse singles but although pushing world number 14 Angelique Kerber she eventually lost 6–3 6–3. She then had a few disappointing results in ITF tournaments in the USA on red clay. Olivia played her final French open warm up tournament at the premier level tournament the 2012 Brussels Open. Olivia won her first qualifying match over Maryna Zanevska 6–4 2–6 7–5 but lost her second round to Lenka Wienerová 6–4 5–7 6–4. Olivia then had a bad patch with a first round qualifying defeat at the 2012 French Open then two disappointing results on grass. Then Olivia lost in the second round of Wimbledon qualifying. She had some encouraging results in the American Hard court season which finished with a first round loss at the 2012 US Open to Mandy Minella 6–2 3–6 6–3.
After months away Olivia returned home to Australia to play a string of $25,000 tournaments across the country. Her first one was in Rockhampton where she made the final with 4 straight set wins. Although having a tough start she came back to defeat Sacha Jones 0–6 6–3 6–2 to win the tournament. The next week in Port Pirie she lost in the final to Jones who hadn't lost a set all week 6–2 7–5. Two weeks later in her next $25,000 tournament in Esperance she only lost 1 set all week and played a great final to defeat Ashleigh Barty 6–0 6–3. She lost to Barty in a final in Sydney earlier in the year by nearly the same score.
Due to big ranking improvements in 2012, Rogowska was awarded wildcards into the 2013 Brisbane International, 2013 Apia International Sydney and the 2013 Australian Open. In Brisbane, Rogowska drew qualifier Mónica Puig and disappointingly lost 2–6 3–6. Rogowska was given an interesting draw in Sydney against World Number 13 Maria Kirilenko. Rogowska made a career breakthrough in 2009 after defeating Kirilenko at the 2009 French Open. Although fighting hard, Rogowska went down 5–7 2–6.
Rogowska was handed a good draw at the 2013 Australian Open, playing qualifier Vesna Dolonc. Rogowska was devastated as she went down 7–5 5–7 6–8.
Rogowska then headed to Burnie to defend the title she won in 2012 at the $25,000 2013 McDonald's Burnie International. As the top seed, she bounced back well after her disspointing Australian Open series, defeating Camilla Rosatello, Misa Eguchi, Arina Rodionova and Bojana Bobusic all in straight sets. In a windy final, she played Monique Adamczak and won a thriller 7-6(5) 6-7(7) 6-4. This was the second straight year she won the tournament. Staying in Tasmania, Rogowska made the quarterfinals of a $25,000 tournament in Launceston. But the top seed was stunned by eventual champion Storm Sanders 5-7 6-7(3).
ITF Circuit singles finals (9–9)
|Winner||1.||1 December 2008||Sorrento, Australia||Hard||Chiaki Okadaue||3–6, 6–4, 6–2|
|Runner–up||2.||27 April 2009||Bundaberg, Australia||Hard||Anastasia Rodionova||5–7, 0–6|
|Winner||3.||16 November 2009||Esperance, Australia||Hard||Alicia Molik||6–1, 3–6, 6–2|
|Runner–up||4.||23 November 2009||Kalgoorlie, Australia||Hard||Alicia Molik||6–7(6), 3–6|
|Winner||5.||13 September 2010||Darwin, Australia||Hard||Naomi Cavaday||6–2, 2–6, 6–0|
|Runner-up||6.||10 April 2011||Bundaberg, Australia||Clay||Casey Dellacqua||2–6, 3–6|
|Winner||7.||11 September 2011||Alice Springs, Australia||Hard||Isabella Holland||7–5, 7–5|
|Runner-up||8.||9 October 2011||Esperance, Australia||Hard||Casey Dellacqua||2–6, 1–6|
|Winner||9.||30 October 2011||Port Pirie, Australia||Hard||Bojana Bobusic||6–3, 6–2|
|Winner||10.||4 February 2012||Burnie, Australia||Hard||Irina Khromacheva||6–3, 6–3|
|Runner-up||11.||19 February 2012||Sydney, Australia||Hard||Ashleigh Barty||1–6, 3–6|
|Winner||12.||9 September 2012||Rockhampton, Australia||Hard||Sacha Jones||0–6, 6–3, 6-2|
|Runner-up||13.||25 September 2012||Port Pirie, Australia||Hard||Sacha Jones||2-6, 5-7|
|Winner||14.||7 October 2012||Esperance, Australia||Hard||Ashleigh Barty||6-0 6-3|
|Runner-up||15.||14 October 2012||Margaret River, Australia||Hard||Victoria Larrière||3–6, 3–6|
|Runner-up||16.||29 October 2012||Bendigo, Australia||Hard||Arina Rodionova||4-6 5-7|
|Winner||17.||2 February 2013||Burnie, Australia||Hard||Monique Adamczak||7-6, 6-7, 6-4|
|Runner-up||18.||5 August 2013||Landisville, United States||Hard||Madison Brengle||2-6 0-6|
ITF Circuit doubles finals (13–4)
|Winner||1.||4 May 2009||Ipswich, Australia||Clay||Maki Arai|| Tyra Calderwood
|Runner–up||2.||14 September 2009||Darwin, Australia||Hard||Tyra Calderwood|| Nicole Kriz
|Winner||3.||5 October 2009||Mount Gambier, Australia||Clay||Emily Webley-Smith|| Erika Sema
|6–1, 5–7, [10–7]|
|Winner||4.||16 November 2009||Esperance, Australia||Hard||Shannon Golds|| Isabella Holland
|Winner||5.||31 May 2010||Rome, Italy||Clay||Christina McHale|| Iryna Brémond
|Winner||6.||6 September 2010||Cairns, Australia||Hard||Tammi Patterson|| Tyra Calderwood
|Runner–up||7.||4 February 2011||Burnie, Australia||Hard||Sally Peers|| Natsumi Hamamura
|2–6, 6–3, [7–10]|
|Winner||8.||25 February 2011||Mildura, Australia||Grass||Casey Dellacqua|| Rika Fujiwara
|4–6, 7–6(6), [10–4]|
|Winner||9.||4 March 2011||Sydney, Australia||Hard||Casey Dellacqua|| Rika Fujiwara
|3–6, 7–6(3), [10–4]|
|Winner||10.||1 April 2011||Ipswich, Australia||Clay||Casey Dellacqua|| Miki Miyamura
|Winner||11.||8 April 2011||Bundaberg, Australia||Clay||Casey Dellacqua|| Daniella Jeflea
|Winner||12.||7 October 2011||Esperance, Australia||Hard||Casey Dellacqua|| Monique Adamczak
|Winner||13.||14 October 2011||Kalgoorlie, Australia||Hard||Casey Dellacqua|| Xu Yifan
|Runner–up||14.||29 July 2012||Lexington, USA||Hard||Julia Glushko|| Shuko Aoyama
|5–7, 7–6(4), [4–10]|
|Winner||15.||5 August 2012||Vancouver, Canada||Hard||Julia Glushko|| Jacqueline Cako
|6-4, 5–7, [10–7]|
|Runner–up||16.||6 October 2012||Esperance, Australia||Hard||Victoria Larrière|| Ashleigh Barty
|6–4, 6–7(5), [4–10]|
|Winner||17.||5 August 2013||Landisville, USA||Hard||Monique Adamczak|| Chanel Simmonds
Grand Slam performance timeline
|Australian Open||1R||1R||1R||2R||1R||0 / 5||1–5|
|French Open||2R||Q1||Q1||Q1||Q2||0 / 1||1–1|
|Wimbledon||Q3||Q1||A||Q2||Q1||0 / 0||0–0|
|US Open||1R||Q1||Q1||1R||1R||0 / 3||0–3|
|Win–Loss||1–3||0–1||0–1||1–2||0–2||0 / 9||1–9|
|Year End Ranking||154||211||178||114|
|Australian Open||1R||1R||1R||1R||1R||0 / 5||0–5|
|French Open||0 / 0||0–0|
|Wimbledon||0 / 0||0–0|
|US Open||0 / 0||0–0|
|Win–Loss||0–1||0–1||0–1||0–1||0–1||0 / 5||0–5|
- "Profiles: Olivia Rogowska". Tennis Australia. Retrieved 2009-09-01.
- "Olivia Rogowska". Tennis Corner. Retrieved 2009-09-01.
- Olivia Rogowska at the Women's Tennis Association
- Olivia Rogowska at the International Tennis Federation
- Olivia Rogowska at the International Tennis Federation Junior Profile
- Olivia Rogowska pictures
- Article on The Age